A new 7,000-square-foot retail center is taking shape along Duportail Street in Richland, and it may be home to the second Tri-Cities location of a popular restaurant.
Gretl Crawford Homes is constructing the building in the city’s busy Duportail retail and restaurant corridor, home to Target, Walmart, Gold’s Gym, Stick + Stone and other shops and eateries. The contractor has a letter of intent in place with Dog Haus Biergarten, which already has a restaurant in Pasco.
The restaurant known for its variety of hot dogs, sausages and burgers would take up the middle portion of the building, which will total about 3,000 square feet, Gretl Crawford said.
In that section, “there’s a center patio space for outdoor dining, specific for them, as well as a roll-up garage door window area for an indoor-outdoor feel,” she said.
It’s not a done deal that Dog Haus will set up shop in the building at 3151 Duportail St., though Crawford is optimistic.
Owners of Dog Haus Biergarten in Pasco couldn’t be reached to discuss a possible new location.
The retail center also will have two endcap suites, one with a drive-thru. Although tenants aren’t in place yet, Crawford expects another food service business to take up the drive-thru space.
The other endcap “will probably be more office or retail,” she said.
Construction started in August, and Crawford said businesses could begin opening there in the spring.
She declined to disclose the cost, although the building permit put the value at about $1.35 million.
Gretl Crawford Homes is the general contractor, and Bernardo Wills in Spokane is the architect.
Crawford said she’s “excited for this new addition,” adding that, “it will bring more services to the area, more jobs, more opportunities for our growing community.”
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