Beginning this September, Snoqualmie Pass will have its first grocery store and café. Laconia Market & Café, named after a historic train stop at the pass, will serve residents from the newly renovated city firehouse. The latter also will feature an evo satellite store, co-working space, and a new National Forest Service visitors center. The market was founded by Snoqualmie Pass residents Kirsten Van Swearingen, Garret Van Swearingen, and Katie Marconi, who experienced the need firsthand.
In addition to groceries and household staples, Laconia also will off er a house-made rotating café menu of espresso drinks, baked goods, breakfast items, sandwiches, salads, soups, and bowls. During the sunny months, Laconia will have a large outdoor seating area with surrounding views of the mountains.