Join us as we feature restaurants, bars, breweries and cocktail lounges alike! We have so many amazing options in our historic downtown, join us as we tell you all about them, and have business owners answer four key questions. Downtown Spotlight will be an ongoing series, stay tuned here for updates!
First up: Norwood Wine Bar, owner Josh Thaut
Norwood is located at 23 S Wenatchee Ave, Open Tues-Fri 4pm-Close, Sat 2pm-Close
What do you believe makes your business unique in downtown?
What I think makes our business unique is that we are a bar that is open late at night, but I still believe fits into the "vibe" of downtown Wenatchee. What we hope is that we are able to do both, provide people with a late night hangout spot to have some drinks while still upholding the small town values, and respecting the history, of downtown Wenatchee.
What’s something that has surprised you since you have opened in the downtown?
It has surprised me how many people come talking to me about downtown Wenatchee. People in the community seem to have a genuine emotional investment into the direction of the city and specifically downtown. It has been encouraging how many people care and how similar everyone’s visions and hopes seem to be.
What is the one thing you want people to know about your business?
I want people to know that although we are a wine bar, we have a little bit of something for everyone. It’s not just wine on our menu and we think we strive to create an environment that everyone will be comfortable with. Whether you're a wine drinker or not, whether its fancy date night or you just got off work, I think we have something for you to enjoy your experience.
Why downtown? We know you have options, what made you pick the downtown?
Being downtown provides an opportunity to be a part of a culture and community unique to downtown. We believe our long-term success will be tied to the growth of that culture around downtown and we are excited to be a part of it. The proximity of all the businesses in the area, plus Pybus, allows the opportunity to create a vibrant experience for retail, restaurant and bars alike.