Fire damages Alps candy store near Leavenworth - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Fire damages Alps candy store near Leavenworth

Photo by Chelsea Gorrow (Leavenworth Echo) Photo by Chelsea Gorrow (Leavenworth Echo)
Photo by Chelsea Gorrow (Leavenworth Echo) Photo by Chelsea Gorrow (Leavenworth Echo)
Photo by Chelsea Gorrow (Leavenworth Echo) Photo by Chelsea Gorrow (Leavenworth Echo)

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - Fire has damaged the Alps candy store, a landmark on Highway 2 in the Tumwater Canyon near Leavenworth.

Owner Archie Marlin told The Wenatchee World he smelled smoke Friday morning after arriving to find the power out. Smoke and fire forced him out of the building until firefighters doused the flames.

Marlin says he lost 600 recipes in the burned-out office part of the building. He says he'll have to recreate 35 years of work from memory.

The retail shop suffered smoke and some fire damage. Marlin says the building is insured and he hopes to reopen as soon as possible. The business was started by his father in 1961.

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