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CLE ELUM—If variety is the spice of life, Cle Elum—the gateway to the west side—offers a little something for everybody traveling to the Kittitas Valley or making their way home with the downtown restaurants Banzai Teriyaki and Studebaker Alley.

All of it can be found under one roof, at 219 East First St. in the heart of the historic district on First Street.

Rodney Harwood: award-winning journalist and columnist. Lover of golf and the written word. I can be reached at

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