Business Profiles

Owners of Lil’ Moon Diner, Frances and Jamie McCallum, and their children, Lilia and Logan. The family-run restaurant opened in the West Richland space that held JD Diner for many years. (Courtesy Lil’ Moon Diner)

West Richland diner reopens under new ownership, new name

A longtime West Richland diner once named for Jamie McCallum is now owned by Jamie himself, and the first order...
Expectant parents can choose one of three rooms offered at Columbia Birth Center. The River Suite, pictured, is the largest and features pops of warm color. (Courtesy Columbia Birth Center)

Columbia Birth Center offers alternative to hospital at new location

Columbia Birth Center pulled up roots this spring. The hospital and home birth alternative for those seeking more holistic health...
Sisters-in-law Julie Dawes and Julie Zirker teamed up to open a Nothing Bundt Cakes franchise at 110 Gage Blvd., Suite 200 in Richland. The bakery makes nothing but Bundt cakes, though an array of decorations and small gifts also will be available for sale. (Photo by Laura Kostad)

New franchise owners want to bake joy into their Bundt cakes

Tri-Citians need a little more cake. That’s what Julie Zirker believes. She’s the co-owner of the first Nothing Bundt Cakes...
Jeramy Schultz plans to change his business’ name from KC Brand Kettle Corn to Popcorn Northwest when he moves his kettle corn operation to 624 George Washington Way in Richland this summer. (Courtesy KC Brand Kettle Corn)

Kettle corn company pops into Richland storefront

Jeramy Schultz Jeramy Schultz was trained to be a fighter during his five years in the...
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...

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