Richland’s Shilo Inn at 50 Comstock St. has remodeled its common areas, repainted and rebranded itself as a riverfront property. The name change will be official at the end of October. (Photo by Robin Wojtanik)

Multimillion dollar hotel projects offer visitors more getaway choices

The Tri-Cities will add more than 300 hotel rooms to the market when multiple hotels open in the next year. And more rooms will be available in 2021 and beyond, with other hotel projects currently in the planning stages. The opening of three hotels with a combined value of $21.5 million will increase the number of available…

Local News

Zirkle Fruit Co.’s Prosser plant at 101 Max Benitz Road plans to close its apple packing line. The move means about 300 employees will be laid off,  beginning Oct. 17.

300 layoffs loom as plant shuts down apple packing line

By Andrew Kirk Almost 100 people will lose their jobs at Zirkle Fruit Co.’s Prosser plant in October and about 200 more will be laid...

Kennewick YouTube celebrity trades 9-to-5 life for professional gamer gig

In-home care employer shift now underway

Real Estate & Construction

The Kennewick Costco is only serving hot dogs and sodas from a temporary cart while the food court is renovated and expanded to improve customer flow and staff efficiencies. (Photo by Robin Wojtanik)

Costco’s busy food court gets overhaul

Renovation means new counter location, more space for workers, equipment Costco’s food court window is rotating toward the entrance of the store, intending...

McKinstry expands Pasco offices to serve as regional hub

New transfer on death deed avoids probate, seamlessly transfers land

Monthly Focuses

The team from Western Restaurant Supply & Design welcomes customers to its new showroom at 1957 Fowler St. in Richland, which offers equipment for commercial kitchens and home use. (Photo by Robin Wojtanik)

Restaurant supply store moves, expands showroom

The store may include “restaurant” in its name, but Western Restaurant Supply & Design also is hoping to serve home chefs at its new 10,000-square-foot...

Tri-City teacher salaries closing in on state average

Q&A with Rebekah S. Woods

Building Tri-Cities

Southridge Dugout Sports Bar & Grill, 4810 Hildebrand Blvd., Kennewick

Southridge Dugout is open for business

The Tri-Cities’ third Dugout Sports Bar & Grill opened for business Aug. 30 in the growing Southridge area of Kennewick. The 4,000-square-foot...

Knutzen’s Meats expands, adds additional smokehouse

Richland School District’s Early Learning Center completes renovation

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Tri-Cities Diversity Summit

October 16 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Seminar on how to do business with Corps of Engineers

October 16 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

6th Annual Building Bridges & Breaking Down Barriers

October 17 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm