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Longtime librarian plans to read more in retirement

Tom Moak started his career at Mid-Columbia Libraries before the age of the internet. He joined the library district in 1979, back when there were no library cards, and customers signed a three-ring binder when checking out books and materials. There were 16mm films, mostly educational, art prints and 33 1/3  RPM classical records for…


Q&A with Taran Patel

Managing principal, A-1 Hospitality Group Number of employees you oversee: We have over 300 employees across our portfolio of nine hotels. Brief background of your business: A-1 Hospitality is a hotel development and management company headquartered in Kennewick. The company was founded my parents Vijay and Mita Patel in 1997, three years after immigrating to…


Food & Wine Briefs – March 2021

Visit Tri-Cities offering free wine passport Visit Tri-Cities is offering a free wine passport filled with deals to encourage visitors to check out the region’s wineries. Deals include being a wine club member for a day and discounts on wine purchases, wine tastings and food at 20 different wineries from Pasco to Prosser. The Tri-Cities…

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Networking – March 2021

New Hires Trios Health has hired Dr. Maria Vitug as an internal medicine provider. Vitug will see patients at the Trios Care Center at Vista Field in Kennewick. She treats patients for a variety of conditions, including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, chronic illness, stroke, preventive care, diabetes and more. Vitug attended medical school at…

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory soon will select a design and construction contractor for the $75 million Grid Storage Launchpad facility. This is a conceptual rendering of what the GSL facility could look like on the Richland campus. (Courtesy Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

Work to begin this fall on $75M energy research lab at PNNL

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland will house the U.S. Department of Energy’s next generation “Grid Storage Launchpad,” a $75 million facility with 30 research laboratories focused on energy grid resilience, energy storage and clean energy adaptation. The Department of Energy announced the project on March 10 in a move that further cements the…


Real Estate & Construction Briefs – March 2021

Richland Cash & Carry is now a CHEF’STORE The Richland Cash & Carry Smart Foodservice store has been rebranded as a US Foods CHEF’STORE, effective March 1. US Foods acquired Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores in April 2020 to accelerate growth in the cash and carry market. This change combines the US Foods brand with the…

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Top Properties – March 2021

Top property values listed start at $500,000 and have been rounded to the nearest hundred figure. Property values are public record and can be found by visiting the county assessor’s office. BENTON COUNTY 345 Columbia Park Trail, Richland, 3,840-square-foot home on 2.5 acres. Price: $639,000. Buyer: Tao Wang & Junming Pan. Seller: Robert A. Ford.…

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Building Permits – March 2021

BENTON CITY CMS Properties LLC, 1025 Jacobs Road, $386,000 for new commercial. Contractor: LCR Construction LLC. BENTON COUNTY AT&T, address not listed, $15,000 for antenna/tower. Contractor: Mastec Network Solutions. Brent Hartley Land, 15906 E. Produce PR SE, $3.2 million for ag building. Contractor: Teton West of WA LLC. FRANKLIN COUNTY Hollingsworth Hay, 5280 Hollingsworth Road,…

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Business Licenses – March 2021

RICHLAND Advocare International, 2800 Telecom Parkway, Richardson, Texas. D-10 Contracting, 3624 E. Newby St., Nampa, Idaho. The Industrial Fumigant Company LLC, 13420 W. 99th St., Lenexa, Kansas. Utility Service & Maintenance Inc., 9909 Clayton Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. Lineage Transportation LLC, 46500 Humboldt Drive, Novi, Michigan. Co2 Monitoring LLC, 4310 Cameron St., Las Vegas, Nevada.…

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Liquor Licenses – March 2021

Information provided by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. BENTON COUNTY NEW APPLICATIONS The Chicken Shack, 3320 W. Kennewick Ave. License type: direct shipment receiver-in WA only; beer/wine restaurant-beer/wine w/taproom; off premises. Application type: new. GR Distillery, 16304 N. Dallas Road, Richland. License type: off-site spirits tasting room. Application type: new. MOD Pizza, 1659…

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