Lowell Moore of Ephrata remembers downtown Wenatchee where he grew up, as his father Ken and uncle Don Isenhart ran a big furniture store on
the corner of Second Street and Wenatchee Avenue. Isenhart Furniture was the store that had opened in that location in the late 30’s.
That store had 18 apartments on the second floor which he managed for many years, Moore said.
In the basement was miniature golf, and a lot of bird nests on the pilasters. Ken Moore opened the Ephrata store in 1941, but did not move there until after the war. Lowell took it over after his father’s death, and Lowell’s two sons now run the business.
Lowell remembers renting the upstairs above what was then Wenatchee Paint and Glass, now the location of Lemolo Cafe & Deli, for furniture storage.
It had been a roller rink, and had a beautiful maple floor, he said.
Moore Furniture in Ephrata is now in the former Safeway location, which Moore acquired about 10 years ago.