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Circle K is building a convenience store and gas station in front of Yoke’s Fresh Market in West Richland. (Photo by Klara Hulick)

Construction underway on Circle K near West Richland Yoke’s

Construction is underway on a new Circle K convenience store, gas station and car wash in front of Yoke’s Fresh Market in West Richland. Circle K Stores Inc. recently received permit approval for the $225,000 project at 1501 Bombing Range Road. Circle K, operating as Land Development Consultants, outlined its vision for the property at…

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Richland Taco Bell gets makeover, more square feet 

Two years after a Kennewick Taco Bell was torn down and rebuilt, a north Richland Taco Bell is getting a makeover of its own.  Taco Bell, at 1825 George Washington Way, is temporarily closed for an $800,000 makeover to bring it to the modern brand standards spelled out by Taco Bell owner Yum! Brands.  The updates include a down-to-the-studs interior…

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Bush Car Washes sold to growing Arizona company 

An Arizona firm has bought the seven Bush Car Wash locations developed in the Tri-Cities by Tim Bush in honor of his late brother.  Mister Car Wash, based in Tucson, Arizona, now operates 13 car washes in Washington state.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Bush Car Wash memberships will not be affected by the change, which took effect…


10 Young Professionals honored in 13th annual contest

Ten diverse and passionate leaders have been selected as the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business’ top Young Professionals for 2020 for their professional and civic accomplishments. These business and community leaders – all under the age of 40 – stand out in their career, company or industry. All clearly love our Tri-City community as they…

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Columbia Center owner Simon nixes Thanksgiving hours

Columbia Center won’t open on Thanksgiving.

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Meals on Wheels postpones drive-thru service due to poor air quality

Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels has postponed plans to serve hot meals during a new drive-thru service this week because of the region’s hazardous air quality. The drive-thru service, which was set to begin Sept. 16, aims to increase the number of meals the nonprofit serves to area seniors. Since the governor’s stay-home order took effect…

LeAnn Touchette, owner and resident manager, stands outside Cherry Creek Adult Family Home at 2616 W. 44th Place in Kennewick. The new facility will provide specialized care for six people in a homelike setting. It is scheduled to open in late September or early October. (Courtesy Cherry Creek Adult Family Home)

Residential adult family home bridges care gap between assisted living, nursing home

A nurse with a heart for geriatric care has transformed her former Kennewick home into an adult family home, realizing a longtime dream and goal that took shape after losing her grandfather. Called Cherry Creek Adult Family Home, the single-family house built in 2018 in the Cherry Creek Estates neighborhood east of Canyon Lakes has…


Q&A with James C. Alford

Owner/presidentJC Agriculture, In Season Produce, Premier Seed, 509 Custom Application, Desert River Farms Number of employees you oversee: 40 Brief background of your business Multiple agricultural-based businesses providing seed and custom chemicals services along with an operational row crop farm and a direct-to-consumer produce stand. How did you land your current role? How long have…

The YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities serves about 150 children of working parents at four Kennewick elementary schools during the Covid-19 pandemic. (Courtesy YMCA)

Tri-City groups scramble to offer child care to working parents

Steve Howland didn’t ask his employees at YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities how they unwound at the end of the first week of school. But he suspects it was with a big sigh of relief. The 2020-21 school year started Sept. 1 in the Tri-Cities with most students connecting through Chromebooks instead of attending in…

Graze – A Place to Eat will move its Richland location to Park Place, 610 George Washington Way, by the end of the year. It is the first tenant to lease retail space in the prominent mixed-use development at the city’s entrance. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Popular eatery signs on to Park Place development

Park Place, Richland’s prized gateway development, has landed its first tenant. Graze –  A Place to Eat, a popular sandwich chain with locations in Kennewick, Richland and Walla Walla, will be the first retailer to move into the mixed-use complex under construction in the 600 block of George Washington Way, a spot long derided as…

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