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Young Professional 2016: William Wang

William Wang is a financial Planner at HFG Trust, Kennewick and owner/partner at Mustang Sign Group, Kennewick Hometown: Sydney, Australia How long have you lived in the Tri-Cities? Five years Family: We have a baby girl named Blakely Rae and two dogs named Mowgli and Baloo. Company background: HFG Trust is the first locally-owned trust…

Railex Wine Services

Tenant-driven growth prompts $10 million Railex expansion

When Railex Wine Services opened a Wallula warehouse big enough to fit 11 football fields inside it three years ago, the company didn’t expect Ste. Michelle Wine Estates to dominate the majority of its space. “It’s great to have an existing customer just prompt you to expand your business and open it up to more…

Wine village

Port hires Kennewick contractor to build wine village

The Port of Kennewick Commission recently awarded a $3.4 million contract to Banlin Construction of Kennewick to build three winery buildings near the cable bridge. The 3,900- to 4,200-square-foot buildings will provide production facilities and small tasting rooms at the Columbia Gardens Wine & Artisan Village on Columbia Drive. In addition, the wine production areas…

MOD Pizza

Restaurants, shops coming to Richland’s Vintner Square

Tri-City shoppers can expect to see new restaurants and shops — including Ulta Beauty and MOD Pizza — opening next year in the Vintner Square development near Target off Queensgate Drive in Richland. It’s all part of the developers’ plan to provide a “high quality tenant mix,” said Jim Stephens, director of leasing and development…

Petco opening in Pasco

Commercial building projects on horizon include new Petco store

The commercial sector continues to flourish alongside the housing market in the Tri-City area, with several big-ticket building projects on the horizon. Here’s a few of them: In Richland: Lamb Weston has two new commercial buildings, one valued at $5.3 million and the other at $4 million, both planned at 2460 Saint St. Fisher Construction…

Meals on Wheels

New kitchen better equipped to serve Mid-Columbia seniors

A new commercial kitchen that serves as the hub for cooking hundreds of warm and nutritious meals a day for Benton and Franklin counties’ senior citizens opened last month in Richland. “This is the nicest kitchen I’ve ever been in,” gushed Chef Brian Kinner, food services manager for Senior Life Resources Northwest. The 4,300-square-foot kitchen…

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Third Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to open in Pasco

Dan Pelfrey is a born and bred Texas boy who knows what it means to barbecue Texas-style. It’s is done like most things in Texas — slow. Pelfrey, who owns three Dickey’s Barbecue Pit franchises in the Tri-City area, has wanted to own a restaurant for many years. When his job with a trucking company…

Porter's Real Barbecue

Richland’s Porter’s Real Barbecue eyes expansion

Porter Kinney took his love of barbecue and turned it into a science project as he experimented with smoking different types of meat and trying out various ingredients for sauces to go with those meats. The project ended up with him creating original recipes that now have many Tri-Citians clamoring for a taste. Kinney, along…

Daniel Washam stands in front of his tanks at d’s Wicked Cider in Kennewick.

Wicked growth continues for Kennewick cider company

By Jeff Morrow All Daniel Washam was trying to do was make some apple cider for his wife. Instead what his wife Heidi received was something spectacular in d’s Wicked Cider. And then somebody wanted to buy Washam’s cider. That was in 2013. And that was when Daniel Washam knew he had a big thing…

Mid-Columbia Zymurgy Association

Beer enthusiast group celebrates Tri-City brews

By Jeff Morrow The Mid-Columbia region is known for its world-class wineries. But what if you prefer a brew over a bottle of red? It may be comforting to know that some of the best hops in the world are grown within an hour’s drive of the Tri-Cities. And that there is a group of…

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