Kelsey Bitton, project and property manager for The Public Market 
@ Columbia River Warehouse, has been meeting with interested vendors inside the former Welch’s-J. Lieb Foods plant in downtown Kennewick. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell )

Public market readies for its Kennewick debut

There have been plenty of efforts to bring a public market to the Tri-Cities. But after years of talk, an...
Frost Me Sweet Bistro & Bakery opens Cake & Shake at the former Folded Pizza Pie spot at 421 Wellsian Way in May. The new building supports the Richland eatery’s plan to offer nationwide shipping for its fans. (Courtesy Frost Me Sweet Bistro & Bakery)

Frost Me Sweet plans national deliveries, milkshake drive-thru

Megan Savely Richland’s Frost Me Sweet Bistro & Bakery is casting off the lingering effects of...

Hospitality industry is on the rebound, but how much is still unknown

Michael Novakovich Michael Novakovich, president and CEO of Visit Tri-Cities, is looking forward to May, which...
Kassandra Bell, general manager at Anthony’s at Columbia Point, 550 Columbia Point Drive, stands inside the dining area at her Richland restaurant. She has been working at the restaurant for 17 years and was promoted to general manager in November. “I have the prettiest office in the world,” Bell said. (Photo by Kristina Lord)

Women take helm at the Richland waterfront

The women overseeing two popular waterfront restaurants in Richland didn’t intend for their jobs to become their careers. Kassandra Bell...

Visitor spending continues its recovery but will still be below 2019 levels

As we might suspect from our own travel, tourism took a huge hit in 2020. The Benton-Franklin Trends metric on...
Chris Corbin, far right, stands with his family, from left, parents John and Kathy and wife Jennifer Corbin, at the site of his $3.5 million development at 6481 W. Skagit Ave. in Kennewick, adjacent to Chuck E. Cheese, where he plans to welcome dozens of food trucks in one location. (Courtesy Chris Corbin)

Food truck pavilion targets spring opening

First stop – Kennewick. Followed by the remainder of the Tri-Cities, every college town, and then the rest of America....
Uncle Sam’s Saloon, a popular 21-and-over sports pub at 8378 W. Gage Blvd., soon will have new owners. (Photo by Kristina Lord)

CG Public House buying Uncle Sam’s Saloon, won’t change the nachos

The owners of CG Public House are buying Uncle Sam’s Saloon, a popular 21-and-over sports pub with an Old West...
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...
A vacant site near Cottonwood Elementary School is the future home of Quake, The EpiCenter of Family Fun, an all-ages venue offering everything from a toddler play area and virtual reality suites to golf simulators and event facilities. 5D Development at Cottonwood LLC breaks ground in April on the 40,000-square-foot building, which will be leased to the operators, a group of five families. It has a target opening date of October 2022. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Group to launch entertainment center with activities for all ages

Trampolines, arcades, laser tag and maze, golf simulators and more planned A group of five families with plans to create...

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