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IRS offers tips for choosing qualified tax return preparers

As the tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers to start thinking about who will prepare their federal tax returns. In 2017, more than 132 million individual and family tax returns were e-filed, the most accurate, safest and easiest way to file, according to the agency. More than 16 million were […]

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Standard Paint and Flooring bought the vacant Staples store at 1480 Tapteal Drive in Richland for $2.5 million. NAI Tri-Cities Commercial handled the sale and officials with the firm predict a strong commercial outlook for 2018. (Courtesy NAI Tri-Cities Commercial)

Experts call Tri-City commercial real estate market ‘hot’

Standard Paint and Flooring buys vacant Staples building for store expansion Commercial real estate growth in the Tri-Cities continues to mirror the region’s robust residential housing growth. “The market is hot,” said Vicki Monteagudo, a broker and principal with NAI Tri-Cities Commercial in Richland. Key growth areas in the Tri-Cities for commercial real estate include […]

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Russ Dean RV, 9420 Sandifur Parkway, Pasco

Russ Dean RV adds new indoor showroom

Russ Dean RV plans to celebrate the grand opening of its new indoor showroom this spring, just in time for the summertime camping season. Its new location is under construction on 23 acres at 9420 Sandifur Parkway in Pasco. A new 27,000-square-foot building will include room for the service, parts and sales departments and an […]

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Eritage resort is under construction north of Walla Walla and will include a 10-suite hotel, a four-acre man-made lake and a high-end restaurant. A grand opening is expected this spring. (Courtesy Eritage Resort)

Vineyard resort expected to open this spring in Walla Walla

300-acre destination resort to feature suites, villas, high-end restaurant Justin Wylie gets excited talking about Eritage resort, a dream that’s been over 10 years in the making. “I’ve got goose bumps right now just talking about it,” said Wylie, owner and winemaker of Va Piano Vineyards in the Walla Walla area. The $3 million Eritage […]

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Early Learning Center, 1315 N. Seventh Avenue, Pasco.

Pasco School District’s new Early Learning Center

The Pasco School District’s new Early Learning Center opened for students Jan. 8. The 19,000-square-foot building features 10 classrooms, offices and a multi-purpose room. The building, which used to be the Pasco Senior Center, houses some of the district’s Early Childhood Educational Assistance Program, or ECEAP, classes, and special education preschool classes for students ages […]

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Northwest Farm Credit Services, 9915 St. Thomas Drive, Pasco

Northwest Farm Credit Services opens branch, regional agricultural center in Pasco

The inspiration behind the design of a new two-story building in Pasco came from agriculture. Northwest Farm Credit Services’ new Pasco branch and regional agricultural center at 9915 St. Thomas Drive features panels representing fields and the site layout is indicative of irrigation circles. The 24,500-square-foot new building features insulated metal siding, masonry, metal and […]

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Pizza Hut, 1921 W. Court St., Pasco

Remodeled Pizza Hut reopened on Court Street

The Pasco Pizza Hut on Court Street reopened last month after a complete renovation. The old building was leveled and a new one built at 1921 W. Court St.  The restaurant features a drive-through window and delivery service. The work was completed Dec. 12. Basin Investment Group applied for a $326,500 building permit for the […]

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Dupus Boomer’s in Richland closed its doors on Christmas Eve after about a year and a half in operation. The restaurant and bar was meant to serve as the anchor tenant for the city’s Swift corridor development project. Owner Greg Markel doesn’t expect the highly visible space to remain vacant for long.

Richland’s Swift corridor project loses anchor restaurant

Dupus Boomer’s closes doors amid financial challenges Though the Richland restaurant intended to anchor Swift Boulevard corridor development has closed, the owner said the site would be great for another eatery. Dupus Boomer’s shuttered its doors on Christmas Eve after operating for about a year and a half. “We had a good business. We just […]

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DQ Grill & Chill, 3250 Duportail Street, Richland

DQ Grill & Chill opens in south Richland

Dairy Queen fans living near Duportail Street and Keene Road were able to celebrate the opening of a new restaurant in their Richland neighborhood in December. The 3,000-square-foot restaurant, behind the Maverik gas station, is the seventh location owned by the Tierney partners — Bill, Tom and Kerry Tierney — in the Tri-Cities, Walla Walla […]

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