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The new Crumbl Cookie shop will sell its cookies at 2665 Queensgate Blvd. in Richland's Vintner Square, sharing a strip mall anchored by Five Guys and Maurices near Target.

Gourmet cookie shop coming to Richland 

A cookie shop featuring a weekly rotating menu of more than 120 specialty flavors is opening next month in Richland.  Crumbl Cookie plans its grand opening the week of March 24, with an official grand opening day on March 26, which is a free cookie day. The dates are tentative and could change depending on construction, inspections and permitting.  The new store will serve its cookies at 2665 Queensgate Blvd. in…


Easterday hires restructuring team to negotiate phony cattle claims, bankruptcy

One of the region’s largest farm operations has hired a Nevada firm to restructure its multimillion-dollar business as it navigates a stunning claim it falsified records for 200,000 cattle and a subsequent bankruptcy. Easterday Ranches Inc. of Pasco hired Paladin Management Group LLC in a sign the Easterday board is looking to preserve the business.…


Business Briefs – February 2021

Wallula paper mill fined $28,500 for air pollution The Packaging Corporation of America’s Wallula paper mill has been fined $28,500 by the Washington Department of Ecology for air pollution released from the facility’s wastewater treatment plant. The Wallula mill is required to reduce emissions from its wastewater treatment plant to comply with federal air quality…


The economy looked pretty grim until we hit the streets

As the Covid-19 pandemic passes the one-year mark, it is natural to look for light at the end of the tunnel. That could be premature if the data we see on our screens is to be believed.  The news about the Covid-19 variants is grim. The rollout of the new vaccines has been rocky. State-mandated…


Health Care Briefs – February 2021

Covid-19 vaccine data available now online The Washington State Department of Health, in partnership with Microsoft AI for Health, has added vaccine data to its Covid-19 dashboard, where pandemic-related statistics are published online. The addition will help track progress in getting the Covid-19 vaccine to Washington residents. The dashboard provides county- and state-level views of…

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory materials scientist Curtis Larimer led a research team to develop ElastiDry Protective Coating. He presented the invention at the National Labs Accelerator Pitch Event in December. ElastiDry is a liquid-shedding substance built into latex and nitrile materials that retains durability and repellency even when stretched, which will add a layer of protection to medical PPE. (Photo by Andrea Starr / Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

Business leaders help PNNL pitch invention at national competition

A Pacific Northwest National Laboratory invention won top honors at a recent national pitch contest, thanks to its water-repellent qualities and a little help from the Tri-City business community. Called ElastiDry Protective Coating, the material can be applied to personal protective equipment such as gloves, face shields, shoes, or protective suits, a trait that can…


Q&A with Michele Gerber, Ph.D.

President, Benton Franklin Recovery Coalition Number of employees you oversee: 100+ Brief background of recovery coalition: The coalition formed in June 2018, in response to the lack of detoxification services and inpatient treatment services for people suffering from Substance Use Disorder (addiction) in the Tri-City region. Our mission is to partner within Benton and Franklin…

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Networking – February 2021

NEW HIRES Dr. Christopher Ravage has joined Trios Health as a cardiologist. He will see patients at the Trios Care Center in Kennewick. He treats patients for a variety of conditions, including cardiac catheterization, intercoronary stents and angioplasty, cardiac pacemaker implantation and management, heart disease assessment and prevention, valvular heart disease, hypertension, heart rhythm treatment,…

A sign encourages passersby to scan a QR code to find out what is under construction in the Richland Walmart parking lot at 2831 Duportail St. (Photo by Kristina Lord)

Queensgate is developing quite the burger Habit

Construction is underway in front of the Richland Walmart for the Tri-Cities’ newest burger restaurant. The Habit Burger Grill, a California-based chain, is expected to open at 2831 Duportail St. in summer 2021, according to Yakima-based developer Hogback Development. General contractor Stephens & Sons Construction of Yakima is building the 2,928-square-foot restaurant with a 470-square-foot…


Real Estate & Construction Briefs – February 2021

Booth and Sons wins $5.8M Peanuts Park project The city of Pasco awarded a $5.8 million contract to update Peanuts Park to Booth and Sons Inc. on Feb. 1 after years of planning. The ambitious project is linked to the city’s planned Lewis Street Overpass project and will include updates to the Farmers Market Pavilion.…

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