Real Estate & Construction

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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The addition of a 93-room Holiday Inn Express opening in downtown Hermiston has spurred the total assessed property value of the city’s urban renewal agency, which was created four years ago to revitalize the downtown area. A landscaped event area will be built later this year to host events. (Courtesy city of Hermiston)

Hermiston continues efforts to revitalize downtown core

Hermiston’s downtown area continues to see improvements with construction to begin soon on a project to host gatherings and events. More than 100 parking spaces also were added and the total value of the Hermiston Urban Renewal Agency or HURA, topped 20 percent since it was created four years ago to revitalize the city’s downtown. […]

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The Original Pancake House is under construction at 424 Keene Road in front of Yoke’s Fresh Market in Richland. Kennewick welcomed the franchise to 3717 Plaza Way near Trios Southridge Hospital last spring.

Construction underway for Richland’s pancake restaurant

Construction is underway on the Tri-Cities’ second The Original Pancake House and if the winter weather cooperates, it could be open by summer. The 4,544-square-foot restaurant at 424 Keene Road in Richland, in front of Yoke’s Fresh Market, will offer occupancy for 214 people and a covered patio area, according to a building permit approved […]

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The Tri-City residential building market continues to grow. It’s up six percent year over last year during the same period. (Courtesy Paul T. Erickson)

Tri-City housing market already topping last year’s numbers

The number of home building permits issued in Benton and Franklin counties grew six percent in 2017—despite a slow start to the year. “We couldn’t pour concrete; the ground was freezing,” said Jeff Losey, executive director of the Tri-Cities Home Builders Association, or HBA. “For two straight months, we had to play catch up.” The […]

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Renovations are underway at the new Fuse SPC building at 723 The Parkway. The three-story building has 15 offices throughout the building, an expanded podcast studio and more space for a first-come, first-serve area for people using laptops for their business. The opening date is expected to be Jan. 1.

Richland’s Fuse plans move to bigger building in The Parkway

New location more than triples the space for the co-working community Richland’s growing co-working community will be moving into a three-story office that more than triples its space. Fuse SPC, which started in 2014, is moving from its current location at 710 George Washington Way, Suite A, across the street to 723 The Parkway. The new […]

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Shannon and Neil Aeillo, audiology doctors and owners of Columbia Basin Hearing Center, are consolidating their Richland and Kennewick offices into a combined clinic at 4015 W. Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick in 2018.

Longtime hearing clinic to combine offices at new Kennewick location

Forty years after opening two separate hearing clinics, Columbia Basin Hearing Center will launch a combined clinic at the beginning of the year in Kennewick. Doctor-owners Shannon and Neil Aiello bought the old Center Vision Clinic building at 4015 W. Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick. The Richland office on Van Giesen Street and the Kennewick clinic […]

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The $2.5 million project to double capacity at Premier Seed is underway on Ione Road, north of Pasco. 

Franklin County farm adding $2.5 million warehouse

Onions piled as long as a football field fill a Franklin County agriculture warehouse, and now two more warehouses are under construction to store the same amount of crops. Premier Seed is doubling its capacity to keep onions or potatoes in a climate-controlled environment. The $2.5 million project is underway at the company’s location on […]

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Bart Fawbush stands in his production room at Columbia Gardens Wine and Artisan Village on Columbia Drive. The barrels of aging wine behind him will be bottled into about 1,100 cases within a single day next summer. Fawbush plans to open his doors before Christmas.

Columbia Gardens’ wineries settling into their new space

Bartholomew Winery to open before Christmas, Monarcha Wines in February A year after the Port of Kennewick announced that Monarcha Wines and Bartholomew Winery would be tenants in the new Columbia Gardens Wine and Artisan Village on Columbia Drive in Kennewick, both tasting rooms are poised to open soon. “It looks and smells like a winery, […]

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