WENATCHEE — The cheese shop in Pybus Public Market will regain the “Cheesemonger” name as it transfers to new ownership this month.

John Pistoresi has purchased both the Cheesemonger’s Shop in Leavenworth and the Pybus store from Barb and Dave Hambleton, according to a Monday press release from Pybus.

After Pistoresi purchased the Leavenworth location a few years ago, the Hambletons continued to operate the Pybus location but changed the name to “Pybus Cheese Shoppe,” said Pybus Executive Director Steve Robinson.

Now that Pistoresi owns both shops, the Pybus location will again be operated under the name “Cheesemonger,” Robinson said.

Pistoresi plans to expand the shop’s offerings and remodel its space in Pybus, he said in the release.

“We expect to build on the success of the Pybus Cheese Shoppe, but we will also expand the selections of cheeses, add additional retail items that are unique and of high quality such as chocolates and preserves, and do a remodel of the space to improve the shopping experience,” he said in the release.

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