Some excitement on a level a little higher than what would normally be for a lunch or dinner spot hit Wenatchee last week when construction finished an Panda Express opened for business.
Panda Express is located on North Wenatchee Avenue, next to Discount Tire. It’s nearest competition is EZ’s, Wendy’s and Sonic. Convenient Asian food on the north end of town might just be what people are looking for too.
The drive-thru was backed up all the way to the road for the first couple of days. The line was out the door too as hungry locals wanted to try the food out.
It’s a convenient ordering process at Panda Express, as you basically get your choice of three sides and about eight entrees. Order a “bowl” and it’s your choice of one side and one entree. A “plate” gets you one side and two entrees. And for the very hungry, a “bigger plate” which gives you one side and three entrees. You can also get a few special add-ons like egg rolls or order family-size orders too.
It’s always nice to have more choices when it’s time to go get something to eat. Welcome to Wenatchee, Panda Express!
Wenatchee has a fair amount of ghost signs, old advertising either for businesses that are no longer there or for those who have been there a long time. Here in part four of our look at these very cool historical parts of the urban landscape we see everything from dry goods to freight to fruit packing represented.
Wells & Wade is a legendary name in Wenatchee and you can see it on a number of different buildings, including this light colored building near the downtown area.
Cascadian Fruit Shippers has one of the most decorated buildings in Wenatchee, when it comes to this sort of “warehouse art”. Here is the backside of their building, facing the railroad tracks.
This Freightways sign is painted on a brick building in South Wenatchee, just one block off Wenatchee Avenue.
Visible in a downtown alley in Wenatchee is this Powell & Co. sign that gives a unique look at what some of the businesses of the time were offering.
This faded sign along the Apple Capital Loop Trail where it heads towards Confluence State Park meets the qualifications for a ghost sign, even though it’s an odd entry, for sure.
With the new roundabout taking shape on the east end of the George Sellar Bridge that connects Wenatchee and East Wenatchee, NCWLife made a visit to the site and asked all the right questions of the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Part three of a look at the ghost signs of Wenatchee takes us back into the downtown area, an area with large brick buildings. Many of these brick buildings carry painted signs of the businesses that were once located there. This look features three different Eagle Transfer signs, each black and white, and each painted on red brick.
On the north end of Wenatchee, in the Olds Station area, sits a large vacant field with a lone sign standing. The sign is for a former restaurant that used to operate nearby.
Lastly, on Wenatchee Avenue, there is what looks to be a long unused car wash. I couldn’t resist swinging in and getting a shot of the rusted and fading Clearance sign.