Marineland Plaza sold in October to Inland Ocean LLC, a Portland- and Vancouver-based investment team that pledges to be long-term owners for the storied shopping center. The late Warren Luke developed the complex in 1986 at the intersection of West Clearwater Avenue and North Edison Street in Kennewick. It has been through multiple owners and a foreclosure in recent years. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

New owners buy Marineland Plaza for $7M as legacy investment

Marineland Village, the storied Kennewick shopping center known for its sea otter statue, marine theme and a landscape that once featured palm trees, has changed hands for the final time after 15 years. Vancouver-based Inland Ocean LLC, consisting of Jane Schmid-Cook and her partner and former husband, Rod Cook, promises to bring stable ownership to…

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Epic Trust Financial Group has formed after merging local businesses, Epic Trust Investment Advisors, Real Insurance Solutions and Burt Tax & Accounting. Owners Jeffrey P. Lewis, from left, Tyson Reil and Nathan Burt said joining their expertise under one company flag, in one location will add value and simplify financial management for customers. (Photo by Laura Kostad)

Epic Trust unites financial services under one roof

Three local financial professionals have launched a new business after merging their separate financial planning, investment management, insurance, tax accounting and bookkeeping companies. “We’re the...

Business Briefs – November 2020

Q&A with Christopher Martinez

Real Estate & Construction

Sana Behavioral Hospital, a 16-bed psychiatric facility for those 55 and over, will open in the spring at 7319 W. Hood Place, near the Tri-Cities Cancer Center, in Kennewick. (Courtesy Sana Behavioral Health)

New in-patient facility to offer senior psychiatric care

The Tri-Cities isn’t often the second location for any growing chain. But it is for a Salt Lake City-based joint venture that is...

Goodwill Industries secures future Pasco store site

West Richland’s square ‘doughnut-shaped’ cop shop nears the starting line

Monthly Focuses

Washington is set to ban single use plastic shopping bans on Jan. 1, but supporters expect a delay because of the pandemic and a possible shortage of bags made with postconsumer recycled paper. (Photo by TCAJOB)

Ban on single-use plastic bags takes effect Jan. 1, unless it doesn’t

The Covid-19 pandemic and a supply shortage could prevent a ban on single-use plastic bags from taking effect in Washington on Jan. 1. Gov. Jay...

State budget, data privacy are top priorities for retailers in 2021

Retail sales face decline but likely less than elsewhere

Building Tri-Cities

2478 & 2494 Henderson Loop, Richland

JJA Properties LLC

JJA Properties LLC, a real estate investment firm, has completed two 9,600-square-foot light industrial buildings with office space at 2478 & 2494...

SunMarket and Firehouse Subs

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