Business Profiles

Steve Carroll of Paw’s Natural Pet Emporium vets all the food sold at his Kennewick store. The store’s mission is to sell American-made high quality pet food free of corn, soy, wheat, artificial flavors and color. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

Paw’s aims to keep pets healthy from the inside out

It might be easy to think of Steve Carroll as the protector of pets once you hear his story. After...
Shannon Franklin, owner of Atomic Alchemy, helps clients create custom signature fragrances made from pure ingredients at her shop at 226 Williams Blvd. in Richland’s Uptown Shopping Center. (Photo by Laura Kostad)

Modern-day alchemist helps customers find their signature scent

A small shop in the Uptown Shopping Center helps customers create their own signature scent. Shannon Franklin is a fragrance...
Irving, left, and Omar Ortega own Pasco’s The Granite Guy LLC, along with Irving’s wife Cassandra. They said a lot of their customers are in eastern Oregon. (Courtesy Granite Guy LLC)

The Granite Guy aims to meet demand for quality countertops

Installing unique, shiny granite surfaces is The Granite Guy’s specialty. The family-owned company, located just upriver from the cable bridge...
Brigette Rose takes a bat to old electronics at Take A Break at 309 W. Kennewick Ave. in downtown Kennewick. She created the business to give people a safe place to release tension and anxiety by breaking boxes, popping bubble wrap and yes, taking a bat to various items. (Courtesy Take A Break)

Need to release some tension? Take A Break here

The words scrawled on the walls after a smashing session at Take A Break in Kennewick show the catharsis. “Women...
Caitlin Tucker, from left, and her husband Steven Bun, John Peck and his wife Samath Bun are the skilled hands behind the sweet treats at Popular Donuts, 101 N. Union St. in Kennewick where the doughnut shop has been in business since 2005. (Photo by Laura Kostad)

Popular Kennewick doughnut shop lives up to its name

A Kennewick business that frequently sells out of its tasty, doughy treats lives up to its name. Popular Donuts at...
Theresa and Jubert Javonillo credit their Filipino fans for keeping Dagupan Grill in Kennewick going during the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, they’re fighting for its future success.(Courtesy Dagupan Grill)

Dagupan Grill survived the pandemic thanks to its Filipino fans

There came a time during the pandemic when Jubert and Theresa Javonillo knew they had to save their restaurant, Dagupan...
Troy and Erin Franzen sold their home north of Sacramento, California, and moved to West Richland to open a Pedego Electric Bikes shop at 1084 George Washington Way in Richland, bordering the Riverfront Trail. They opened Jan. 25 and look forward to outfitting and serving the region’s growing community of e-bikers. (Photo by Laura Kostad)

Tri-Cities’ first dedicated electric bike shop opens in Richland

A California couple sold their home and moved to the Tri-Cities to open an electric bike shop in Richland. The...
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Kennewick baseball bat maker swings for the rafters

Kennewick’s Jordan DeVoir absolutely loves baseball. He loves everything about it. Playing it. Coaching it. Watching it. But perhaps making...
Ed and Moe’s Pawn Shop & Guitar Bar owner Russel Del Gesso, center, and employees Jay Valdez, left, and Lalo Ruiz, right, don’t run your average pawn shop. Not pictured is Joby Tijerina. Their passion is for musical equipment. The shop is at 419 W. Entiat Ave., Suite C, in Kennewick. (Photo by Laura Kostad)

Tri-Cities’ own pawn stars find niche in musical equipment

In the market for music equipment? Ed and Moe’s Pawn Shop & Guitar Bar is a store you’ll want to...
Owner Matt Ulrich stands in front of the 300 tanks at Finatics Tropical Fish, 
1374 Jadwin Ave. in the Uptown Shopping Center in Richland. Plans are underway to expand the store to welcome more pets. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

Demand for pandemic pets feeds Richland shop’s success

Matt Ulrich owns a dog, two turtles, two tortoises and a couple of fish tanks at home. “I have fewer...

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