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The original Grigg’s office building, 824 W. Lewis St., is getting a fashionable makeover with office suites, studio apartments, retail and restaurant space and a rooftop deck. (Courtesy Wave Design Group)

Urban renewal trend is coming to old Grigg’s building

A makeover is coming for an aging building that once served as offices for Grigg’s Department Store in downtown Pasco....
Ryan Daley, president of ABC Mini Storage, stands in front of his self-storage business on 701 Aaron Drive in Richland. Construction is underway on his second Tri-City storage store on Wellsian Way in Richland. Record occupancy and a rosy outlook for the industry nationwide have prompted several prominent Tri-City developers to build more mini storage. (Photo by Kristina Lord)

Demand for self-storage soars with more projects on horizon

Several million dollars’ worth of self-storage projects will be under construction this year in the Tri-Cities as demand for places...
Old Trapper Smoked Products, a beef jerky manufacturer based in the Portland suburb of Forest Grove, is preparing to buy 20 acres in Richland’s Horn Rapids Industrial Park for a 50,000-square-foot manufacturing plant that will employ 100 to start. The $1.3 million sale goes to the Richland City Council for approval on May 17. (Courtesy city of Richland)

Jerky plant could bring 100+ jobs to Richland

Old Trapper Smoked Products Inc., a key player in the $4 billon meat snack industry, plans to build a large...
Three Rivers Family Medicine plans to open a walk-in urgent care center near Yoke’s Fresh Market at 1605 Bombing Range Road in West Richland next year.  (Courtesy Croskrey Ventures LLC)

Urgent care clinic anchors new development in West Richland

By Wendy Culverwell and Kristina Lord An urgent care-anchored strip mall is coming to West Richland alongside a pizza shop,...

Richland, Pasco ready to make the case for a third high school

The Richland and Pasco school districts each are preparing to make the case for a third high school. It will...
Landon Lawson and his wife, Valery, opened AXE KPR, an axe-throwing venue, in Pasco shortly before the Covid-19 pandemic. They survived the downturn and cater to leagues, groups and others interested in throwing axes, ninja stars and other items. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Tri-City tourism expected to set new record in 2022

The Tri-City tourism market returned to prepandemic levels and is poised to beat 2019 levels this year, courtesy athletic events...

Tri-Cities finally gets an aquatics center, thanks to Pasco voters

It’s thrilling to see Pasco residents come together to make big things happen for the community, particularly a project that...

Become an explorer in your own town

National Travel & Tourism Week may have wrapped in early May, but here at Visit Tri-Cities we have reason to...

Grace Clinic CEO named 2022 Tri-Citian of the Year

Mark Brault Mark Brault, CEO of Grace Clinic, was honored as the 2022 Tri-Citian of the...
Plastic bags get tangled in the sorting equipment and can shut down an entire facility, posing safety hazards to workers who have to remove them from the machinery. (Courtesy Waste Management)

What is the state of recycling in the Tri-Cities?

Though each of the Tri-Cities offers curbside garbage service, each handles recycling differently. Pasco, West Richland and greater Benton County...

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