Business Profiles

The former Country Gentleman restaurant in Kennewick was rebranded as CG Public House and Catering in mid-January, along with a remodel and enhanced menu. The upgrades are paying off with an increase in customers and profits over the same time last year. (Courtesy Shirley Simmons)

Longtime Kennewick restaurant sheds old look, name for urban feel

Country Gentleman remodels interior, changes name to CG Public House CG Public House and Catering in Kennewick has seen an upswing in hungry customers despite experiencing the worst winter weather in recent memory, resulting in a 25 percent increase in profits over the same period last year. The owners credit the upswing to the restaurant’s […]

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Jason Sadler and Kendra Guzek stand in front of two of their wine machines at Tri-Cities Tap & Barrel in Richland. The bar opened in November and serves 56 wines on tap.

Tri-City business taps into self-serve wine, beer market

When two Tri-Citians walked into a Boise bar two years ago, they weren’t expecting to walk out with plans to start a new business. But what Jason Sadler and Kendra Guzek saw in Idaho in 2015 amazed them: a self-service wine bar in which customers could try wines using a pre-paid card that slid into […]

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Holy Mac Steaks & Spirits restaurant in Kennewick.

Kennewick restaurant adds steak dinners to menu, changes name

The owners of Holy Mac & Deli restaurant in Kennewick are expanding their offerings to include a steakhouse menu starting in February.  Carrie and Doug Lundgren currently specialize in gourmet macaroni and cheese dishes, New York-style deli sandwiches, along with other comfort foods like homemade soups, breakfast sandwiches and salads. The deli opened in 2015 […]

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Yellow Dog Studio

Yellow Dog arts studio opens its doors in Richland

The owner of a new Richland integrative arts studio never planned to become an artist. “My life is a creative work in progress,” said owner Lexie Forbes with a laugh. Forbes recently opened Yellow Dog Integrative Arts Studio at 214-B Torbett St. She envisions the space being used for all kinds of classes — some […]

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Richland Bell Furniture, the three-generation furniture store, opened in 1948 and is still operating in the same location at The Parkway in Richland.

Richland Bell Furniture spans three generations at same location

Three generations of the Carroll family have made Richland Bell Furniture the go-to Tri-City store for quality home furnishings and good old-fashioned customer service. When Joe Carroll first opened his store 68 years ago, his son Pete was a youngster. By the time Pete hit high school, he was working in his dad’s store. Today, […]

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Barracuda Coffee Company has a new location in Kennewick.

Barracuda Coffee Company expands to Kennewick

The owners of Barracuda Coffee Company say their popular Richland shop is more than a place to get a mocha, latte or tea. To them, it’s a place to connect with others and build relationships. “This has become our ministry and this is how we want to relate to people,” Michelle Shupe said. “We love […]

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Marine Corps veteran Steve Prince

Richland man’s mission is to get veterans their due

A Richland man who’s helped file more than 31,000 claims for VA assistance for veterans and their families is quick to shrug off any praise for his work. “I ain’t nothing but a secretary with hairy legs,” said Steve Prince, who served in the Marine Corps. The gruff but kind-hearted 64-year-old works for Vietnam Veterans […]

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Wes Door

Longtime Kennewick jeweler still crafting custom pieces

Wes Door, who turns 92 this month, has been a jeweler and inventor for most of his life. He owned a storefront in downtown Kennewick for many years before moving his jewelry business to his home at 2214 W. Fourth Ave., in Kennewick in 1970. The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce recently honored him for […]

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TRT Printing

Prosser print shop changes hands, new owners revamp business

When Holly Rojas decided to sell her business, a small screen-printing shop in Prosser, Monica Niemeyer was the person she called to take over. “The former owner thought I’d be a good fit,” Niemeyer explained. “I was involved with the community and brought her quite a few orders.” Niemeyer is the secretary of the Prosser […]

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