Articles by Jeff Morrow

Jeff Morrow retired from the Tri-City Herald in 2015. Jeff spent 30 years on the Herald's sports staff, including the last 19 as the sports editor. Although he likes to write, Jeff still finds time to travel, golf and take care of his family's three dogs. He and his wife of 31 years, Connie, have two adult daughters.
The rebranded and revamped Edge Steakhouse & Sports Lounge is now open at 314 N. Underwood St. in Kennewick. It’s the first time the golf club’s restaurant has been open to the public.

Old country club restaurant transforms into edgy new public eatery

Edge Steakhouse & Sports Lounge offers 2 options: sports bar, steak restaurant Tri-City diners have another steakhouse to add to their list of options. Edge Steakhouse & Sports Lounge had a soft opening last month, with the official grand opening weekend set for March 23-25. The new restaurant is inside the old Tri-City Country Club…

Fairchild Cinemas expects to break ground at the end of February on the new 10-screen theater in south Kennewick, anticipating a December opening. (Courtesy Paradigm Design Group of Michigan)

Fairchild kicks off Pasco remodel, new Kennewick cinema

Ever since Fairchild Cinemas posted a “Coming Soon” sign last year in a vacant field across the street from the Kennewick Walmart, moviegoers in the south Kennewick area have been anticipating the first shovel turn of dirt. That time could happen by month’s end. “Plans have just gone to the engineers,” said Mamie Gale, general…

Courtney Bauer, left, and Alanna Bauer Lindblom stand inside their new business, Red Mountain Kitchen, that’s under construction at 212 W. Kennewick Ave. The sisters hope to open the commercial kitchen by the middle of March.

New commercial kitchen to open in downtown Kennewick

Red Mountain Kitchen to offer space for food entrepreneurs to plan, prep, produce The Bauer sisters remember years ago when they had piano recitals at the old Baldwin Music store in downtown Kennewick. Now they’re trading music lessons for a different soul-satisfying love: food. Alanna Bauer Lindblom and Courtney Bauer who – along with their…

Eritage resort is under construction north of Walla Walla and will include a 10-suite hotel, a four-acre man-made lake and a high-end restaurant. A grand opening is expected this spring. (Courtesy Eritage Resort)

Vineyard resort expected to open this spring in Walla Walla

300-acre destination resort to feature suites, villas, high-end restaurant Justin Wylie gets excited talking about Eritage resort, a dream that’s been over 10 years in the making. “I’ve got goose bumps right now just talking about it,” said Wylie, owner and winemaker of Va Piano Vineyards in the Walla Walla area. The $3 million Eritage…

Owner Mark Williams stands among the spirits for sale in the tasting room at the Black Heron Spirits Distillery in West Richland. His single malt whiskey and bourbon recently earned honors in Sip Northwest Magazine’s Best of the Northwest Spirits Awards competition.

West Richland whiskey, bourbon winning gold in wine country

Black Heron Spirits owner left established family business to run distillery Mark Williams is a one-man band with an award-winning distillery. He spends seven days a week at his business, making spirits at Black Heron Spirits in West Richland. Because his distillery is small and he is the only employee, Williams can use any help…

Viera’s Bakery opened in 2004 at 430 W. Lewis St. in downtown Pasco. The family opened a second shop at 6411 Burden Blvd. in 2009.

Family-owned bakery boasts loyal following in Pasco

Nine family members work between Viera’s two bakeries Eulogio Zarate considers himself a fan of weather reports. The manager of Viera’s Bakery said he can tell when business is good based on the weather. “We always get excited as a business when it’s raining or cold,” he said while standing behind the counter at his Lewis…

Renovations are underway at the new Fuse SPC building at 723 The Parkway. The three-story building has 15 offices throughout the building, an expanded podcast studio and more space for a first-come, first-serve area for people using laptops for their business. The opening date is expected to be Jan. 1.

Richland’s Fuse plans move to bigger building in The Parkway

New location more than triples the space for the co-working community Richland’s growing co-working community will be moving into a three-story office that more than triples its space. Fuse SPC, which started in 2014, is moving from its current location at 710 George Washington Way, Suite A, across the street to 723 The Parkway. The new…

Andrew Porter, executive director of the Tri-City Union Gospel Mission, stands at the site of the new mission on Fourth Avenue in downtown Pasco. The $10 million project is expected to be completed in fall 2018 to help serve the Tri-Cities’ growing homeless population.

Tri-City Union Gospel Mission expects to open facility next year

Path to raise $10 million to build new mission is six years in the making Andrew Porter recently walked on the cement around the steel beams at what will become the new Tri-City Union Gospel Mission next year, and tried unsuccessfully to contain his excitement. “It’s becoming more real,” said the executive director of the Pasco-based…

SSC North America’s plans to build a manufacturing center, showroom and museum in West Richland continues to move ahead despite a change in property ownership. Company and city officials broke ground on the project in 2013. (File photo)

West Richland sells land intended for supercar project for $1.15 million

SSC North America said plans for manufacturing plant ‘to ramp back up’ West Richland land intended for a 40,000-square-foot manufacturing center, showroom and museum for exotic supercars recently was sold for $1.15 million to a Tri-City home builder. Despite years of delays and the sale of the nearly five acres to developer Ron Asmus in…

Members of the Tri-City Country Club voted unanimously in early October to turn over day-to-day operations of running the club and par-65 golf course to a group of 21 people called Save the Club. Plans include renaming the Kennewick club, opening the restaurant to the public and reducing rates to attract more golfers.

Members of area’s oldest golf club buy it to save it

The new owners of the Tri-City Country Club are working to shed the 79-year-old private club’s longtime reputation as a members-only golf course by making the greens public and overhauling the private restaurant into a high-end steakhouse and sports lounge. Members of the Kennewick country club voted unanimously Oct. 3 to turn over the day-to-day…

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