Articles by Sara Schilling

A preliminary rendering of Atlas Agro's design concept for a $1 billion zero-carbon fertilizer plant in Richland. The final design may change as the project is refined and finalized, the company said. (Courtesy Atlas Agro)

Plan to build $1 billion Richland plant hits 2 key milestones 

The proposal to build a $1 billion zero-carbon fertilizer plant in Richland has reached two key milestones that together signal “strong project viability,” the company behind the proposal recently announced. …

Mike Bishop, left, and Ryan Pierson are taking over the iconic Spudnut Shop in Richland’s Uptown Shopping Center. They pledge to maintain the charm and feeling of community that’s helped the shop thrive for 75 years. (Photo by Sara Schilling)

Meet the new owners of the iconic Spudnut Shop 

Mike Bishop and Ryan Pierson know the Spudnut Shop is something special. They’ve known it for years.  Both men — who have long histories and deep ties in the community…

Heritage University has opened a campus at 333 W. Canal Drive in downtown Kennewick. From left are Eldrick Knapp, Johny Sleider Turciog Garcia, Viviana Aguilar and Noemi Mendoza Santiago. (Courtesy Heritage University)

Heritage University expanding to Kennewick 

Heritage University is expanding its presence and reach in the Tri-Cities, opening a new location in downtown Kennewick and offering classes to freshmen.  The new site is in the former…

Island View Grocery and 17 other properties at the Richland Wye will be listed for sale this month by the heirs of Jerry Sleater. The longtime grocer died in 2019, leaving a collection of properties that could help anchor the ongoing makeover of the Yakima River Delta waterfront. (Courtesy Stricker CRE)

11 buyers bid more than $5 million on Wye properties

The potential transformation of the Richland Wye is a step closer to reality after a pair of land auctions yielded 11 buyers who bid more than $5 million for property…

Freeform, a Boise-based commercial interiors company, acquired Brutzman’s Office Solutions at 2501 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Richland. (Photo courtesy Freeform)

Boise-based company buys longtime Richland office furniture shop

Office supply needs were a bit different back in 1946, when Brutzman’s Office Solutions first opened in the Tri-Cities. Remington Rand typewriters were an early focus, for example. But the…


Overturf plans to expand dealership to Pasco

The family-run Overturf Motors in Kennewick is set to expand into Pasco in the next couple of years. Doug Overturf, general manager and president of the dealership on West Columbia…

Elaina Morrow, owner of Roselily Bridal & Tuxedo, is adding 1,100 square feet of space to her store at 2158 Keene Road in Richland, intending to create space for menswear, bridesmaid wear and budget-friendly wedding gowns of $1,000 or less. (Courtesy Angela Johnson Photography)

Bridal shop vows to be one-stop shop as it begins expansion

Elaina Morrow has a vision for Roselily Bridal & Tuxedo that goes beyond the elegant wedding gowns, sharp suits and other fashionable formal wear in the Richland shop. “I want…

Porter’s Real Barbecue opened at 9420 N. Newport Highway, Suite 104, in Spokane in February. It has restaurants in Richland, Kennewick and Pasco, and a commissary in Richland. (Courtesy Porter’s Real Barbecue)

A Tri-City favorite expands into Spokane market

It started out as a food truck in Richland’s John Dam Plaza serving up Porter Kinney’s signature smoked meats, and it’s transformed into a local barbecue juggernaut, with three retail…

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