Building Tri-Cities

Frost Me Sweet Bistro and Bakery

Frost Me Sweet Bistro and Bakery expands

A Richland bakery and restaurant recently featured on the Food Network has completed an expansion project. Frost Me Sweet Bistro and Bakery grew into the adjacent building at 710a The Parkway. The side-by-side buildings have a shared walk-through and have been updated with a mid-modern century feel. The décor is reminiscent of 710a’s original décor,…

Lamb Weston 
78328 Cottonwood Bend, Hermiston

Lamb Weston adds $250 million new line

Lamb Weston’s 300,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art expansion in Hermiston added a new processing line to the company’s existing facility. The $250 million investment in the new line increases the Hermiston plant’s production capacity by about 300 million pounds of potato annually. The expansion project took 18 months to complete. The line began operating May 29. A ribbon-cutting…

Valdemar Estates, 
3808 Rolling Hills Lane, Walla Walla (Courtesy Matt Banderas)

Valdemar Estates opens new production facility, tasting room

A five-generation Spanish winemaking family has built and launched a 22,000-square-foot production facility and tasting room restaurant in Walla Walla. Valdemar Estates’s wine production and barrel storage take up the ground floor level, and upstairs there’s a 2,000-square-foot tasting room, with an additional 2,000 square feet of patio featuring a waterfall, reflecting pool and a…

SunMarket and Firehouse Subs, 
10799 Ridgeline Drive, Kennewick

SunMarket, Firehouse Subs open new location in Kennewick

The Tri-City area welcomed its second Firehouse Subs restaurant in May in Kennewick. The 2,000-square-foot restaurant is attached to a 3,000-square-foot SunMarket convenience store and gas station at 10799 Ridgeline Drive, near the roundabout at West Clearwater Avenue and Leslie Road. The restaurant, which has seating inside for 50 and on the patio for 30,…

Richland City Hall
625 Swift Boulevard, Richland

Richland City Hall open for business in new location

The new three-story Richland City Hall is open for business, combining three aging facilities under one roof to allow for a one-stop shop for residents. The merging of departments and business functions is expected to lead to improved communications, operations, efficiency, customer-employee relationships and safety, according to city officials. The 44,185-square-foot building with a partial…

Mustang Signs, 
10379 Clearwater Ave., Kennewick

Mustang Signs moves into larger office, production space

A growing sign manufacturing business has constructed and moved into a bigger building on Clearwater Avenue in Kennewick. Mustang Sign’s space is a two-story unit with the top floor serving as offices overlooking the production bay. “It’s a great new and unique space on an otherwise bare strip of Clearwater. Hopefully it will spur additional…

GR 1 Building, 
8101 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick

Grandridge Business Park completes final building

Construction of the final building that completes the original investors’ vision for the Grandridge Business Park in Kennewick is done. The new three-tenant 19,600-square-foot building has two tenants so far: CliftonLarsonAllen, a business providing wealth advisory, outsourcing, audit, tax and consulting services, and Ticor Title, a title and escrow company. The building was substantially completed May 1.…

Boiada Brazilian Grill, 
8418 W. Gage Blvd., Kennewick

Tri-City’s first Brazilian grill restaurant opens in Kennewick

The Tri-City’s first Brazilian grill restaurant is open and serving up beef, seafood, poultry and pork tableside. Boiada Brazilian Grill opened to customers on May 30 at 8418 W. Gage Blvd., Kennewick, across the street from Costco near Columbia Center mall. The cost to launch the 5,500-square-foot restaurant totaled $340,000. The restaurant owners, the Dicenzo…

Mid-Columbia Libraries

Mid-Columbia Libraries opens renovated West Richland branch

The remodel of Mid-Columbia Libraries’ West Richland branch was recently completed, reopening April 27. The $251,500 remodel at 3803 W. Van Giesen St. included the installation of new shelving, paint, furniture, electrical outlets, an improved story time area for children and custom artwork celebrating the Mid-Columbia region’s unique culture and history. In addition, new materials…

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

St. Joseph Catholic Church finishes new parish office

St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kennewick completed its new parish office and Sedlacek Reception Center this month. The three-story, 16,000-square-foot new addition to the parish property at 520 S. Garfield St. will help to accommodate the church’s ongoing growth by providing new office space for parish clergy and staff, as well as additional gathering space.…

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