Real Estate & Construction

Leo Morales reopened Havana Café, 404 W. Lewis St., Pasco, on Aug. 26 after a three-month closure. He and other downtown business owners are pleading with the city to help them invest in the sprinklers old buildings need to open safely. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Old buildings pose costly challenges to downtown Pasco business owners

Leo Morales was pleasantly surprised Aug. 26, the day his Havana Café reopened in downtown Pasco after a three-month closure....
Valerie Driver, owner of Richland’s Spudnut Shop, has worked for more than 50 years in the restaurant started by her father and uncle. She recently spent tens of thousands of dollars to update the doughnut shop after it and neighbors in the Uptown Shopping Center were sued in federal court for allegations they violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Photo by Robin Wojtanik)

Spudnut remodels to meet ADA requirements after suit

Modern updates have come to Richland’s famed Spudnut Shop, but not from a voluntary desire to change the space that...
Jared Walther, a former nuclear industry executive and cybersecurity expert, is converting a former strip club on South Gum Street into a Mexican grocery. It’s one of two investments in downtown Kennewick for Walther and his faith-led group of investors. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Faith-led investor wants to rehab downtown, starting with old strip club

A casino-turned-strip club in downtown Kennewick will reopen as a Mexican grocery following a remodel by a faith-led investment group...
The Port of Kennewick expects to hang a “For Sale” sign at Columbia Gardens, its wine-themed urban village near the base of the cable bridge, in September, and at Vista Field, the former municipal airport, a few months later. (Courtesy Port of Kennewick)

‘For Sale’ signs coming to Columbia Gardens, Vista Field – at last

Years after Columbia Gardens and its sister development, Vista Field, began taking shape in Kennewick, private developers will finally get...
Thelbert “Thadd” Lawson toured the former Albertsons in downtown Richland as a possible location for a new Veterans Warehouse Thrift Store, but the board of his nonprofit said it would cost too much money to rewire the building and make other improvements. (Photo by TCAJOB)

Veterans Warehouse eyed Richland’s old Albertsons but seeks alternative spot

Thelbert “Thadd” Lawson Thelbert “Thadd” Lawson toured a former Albertsons in Richland as a possible new...

Real Estate & Construction Briefs – September 2021

DGR Grant to cocoon K East Reactor DGR Grant Construction Inc. of Richland has secured a $9.5 million contract to...
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. will open a 2,333-square-foot fast-casual restaurant serving up New Orleans-style food, including spicy chicken, chicken tenders, fried shrimp and other regional items, at 240 N. Ely St. in Kennewick. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen’s menu coming to Kennewick

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. will build its first Tri-City location at 240 N. Ely St., the site of a now-closed...
Crews build homes at the Heights at Red Mountain Ranch development in West Richland as construction industry officials nationwide lament a lack of qualified workers and supply-chain delays. (Photo by Kristina Lord)

Construction industry dropped 3,000 jobs nationwide in August

The construction industry nationwide lost 3,000 jobs between July and August as ongoing declines in nonresidential segments offset a pickup...

Economists say nationwide job growth may fuel higher mortgage rates

Nationwide mortgage rates remained below 3% for the eighth consecutive week in early September, but economists believe job growth may...
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Tenant, landlord groups wait on new resolution system

By Virginia ThomasSpokane Journal of Business Terri Anderson New laws and a state-level eviction moratorium bridge...

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