Bella Bistro has had a lot of different identities over the past four years. Before it turned into a bistro in 2011, the little building at 317 Orondo Ave. housed an auto repair shop. When Owner Flint Hartwig bought it, he intended to turn it into a drive-through coffee stand. But by the time its doors opened in the spring of 2011, it was decidedly a bistro, serving coffee, breakfast and lunch.
When you consider the family history of It’s 5 owner Colin Levi, and his wife and accounts manager Carol Levi, it’s not entirely surprising that they would find themselves managing a craft distillery. Both had great-grandparents that boot-legged spirits in the 1920s. In fact, it was boot-legging that brought Carol Levi’s family to the Wenatchee Valley.
Pickle Papers, at 21 S. Wenatchee Ave. in downtown Wenatchee, represents not only a unique shop that carries greeting cards, children’s books, journals and more, it also shines light on the charm and passion behind small businesses and provides ample reason to do your shopping locally.
New home loans, re-financing, debt elimination and good old fashioned conversation. Since 1992, Taylor Mortgage has provided all of this while serving as the Wenatchee Valley’s home-grown mortgage company.