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pybus public market

City of Wenatchee and Port of Chelan County



Running along the Columbia River and directly adjacent to the Apple Capital Loop Trail, Pybus Public Market is home to over twenty local restaurants, shops and specialty stores. The market was converted from a former industrial steel warehouse and is named after the previous owner, E.T. Pybus (not to be confused with the beloved extraterrestrial). 



For a total project cost of $10 million, the 28,000 square foot steel warehouse was converted into a fully functioning market that houses 20 restaurants, shops and specialty stores. Pacific Engineering has provided a variety of services over the lifespan of this highly visible, historically significant and renovated community centerpiece. Primary services provided by our team include structural engineering design, tenant improvements, construction support and special inspection services.


The new structure occupies a narrow, 3,200 square foot section of the site which was created by demolishing the back half of the old structure.


The 'bare bones' steel structure was converted into an air-conditioned and fully enclosed space. The design aimed to preserve an authentic industrial look. An overall aesthetic goal for the project was to create a ‘sense of place’ and community that kept the essence of the structure's history of steel fabrication while embracing the modern culture of the redeveloped site.

Pybus Public Market

awards and accolades

The market is an established local, regional, and tourist destination that brings together provincial food distribution and opportunities for new and emerging endeavors within the Greater Wenatchee Valley. The project has received several awards and accolades for quality design achievement and successful collaboration between architects and civic clients while meeting high standards for innovation, sustainability, building performance, and community integration.


  • Evening Magazine's Best Farmers Market (2017)

  • AIA Washington Council Civil Merit Award (2014)​

  • Historic Preservation Award (2014) 

  • Excellence on Main

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