Real Estate & Construction

Lemon Grass Gifts owner Linda Pasco snaps a photo while a new sign for her store is installed at Marineland Plaza at 5215 W. Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick. A major remodel of the 30-year-old retail plaza has encouraged businesses to move in and longtime tenants to make improvements.

Remodeled Kennewick shopping plaza attracts new tenants

By Robin Wojtanik For the first time in two decades, all but one storefront is occupied at Kennewick’s Marineland Plaza. Following a major remodel of the façade, every spot on the West Clearwater Avenue side of the shopping center is booked, and just one space remains available for lease on the North Edison Street side […]

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Cloyd Bowers, 93, right, and Dave Car, 61, use the seated steppers at the city of Richland’s new gym COR Fit at the Richland Community Center.

New Kennewick, Richland gyms aim to offer affordable workouts

By Robin Wojtanik The availability of inexpensive fitness options is increasing in the Tri-Cities with the opening of COR Fit in Richland and the new Planet Fitness in Kennewick. Each gym is available to users on a month-to-month basis, with no long-term contracts required. COR stands for “city of Richland” and is the new name […]

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Ulta Beauty’s new Richland store is 10,000 square feet and carries more than 20,000 beauty and cosmetic products, as well as products for bath and body, skin care, fragrances, hair care, hair styling and nails. The national “prestige” beauty industry grew by 6 percent last year, reaching $17 billion in sales with the makeup category experiencing the greatest sales growth at 12 percent, according to The NPD Group, a market research group.

National beauty retailers expanding in the Tri-Cities

Richland Ulta Beauty store opens, Sephora doubles in size at mall National beauty retailers Ulta Beauty and Sephora are expanding in the Tri-Cities as the beauty industry continues to grow nationwide. Ulta Beauty opened its doors May 26 in the Vintner Square development at 2911 Queensgate Drive in Richland to a large and enthusiastic crowd […]

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Verizon Wireless expands at Columbia Center Mall

Verizon Wireless to expand in Columbia Center

An expanded Verizon Wireless store is under construction at Columbia Center mall in Kennewick. The cellphone store is expanding into 1,400 square feet that will encompass the former Starbucks shop inside suite 802 to create more space for suite 805. Starbucks moved to a kiosk in front of the mall’s food court last fall. The […]

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The harsh winter exacerbated the low number of homes for sale available in the Tri-Cities, putting a halt on new home construction like these Grayhawk Homes in Horn Rapids area in Richland. But real estate agents said that should change in the next 18 to 24 months as builders bring new inventory to the market. (Courtesy Karen Jackson Photography)

Tri-City real estate agents targeting homeowners directly

Market continues to see low inventory for buyers Bryan Verhei of Retter & Company Sotheby’s International Realty is getting ready to send potential clients a direct mail piece with home maintenance tips. It’s a little more lighthearted than one he sent in early April urging homeowners to put their home up for sale. At the […]

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David, left and Nathan Croskrey stand outside their recently completed Road 44 storage unit project in Pasco. The identical twins have bought, built and sold dozens of properties across the Tri-Cities.

Tri-Cities’ twin ‘Property Brothers’ share real estate success

By Robin Wojtanik Tri-Cities’ real-life “Property Brothers,” David and Nathan Croskrey have found success as a team, building, buying and selling properties around the area for decades. But it’s not a business model they would recommend for everyone. The identical twins credit their faith and shared values for fueling their strong partnership. Nearly 25 years […]

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Einan’s at Sunset spent $2 million over two years to renovate and improve its funeral home off the bypass highway in Richland.

Richland funeral home finishes $2 million remodel

Einan’s at Sunset planning Memorial Day weekend events The staff at Einan’s at Sunset in Richland already know how difficult it is for family members to visit a funeral home after the death of a loved one. And they’ve taken care to improve the experience with a recent $2 million remodel. They’ll celebrate the completion […]

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A $2.2 million renovation is under way at Richland’s Columbia Community Church on Gage Boulevard. Lead Pastor Mark Barker said the remodel is necessary to accommodate growth.  

Construction underway at growing Richland church

Columbia Community Church undergoing $2.2 million remodeling project It’s apparent why Columbia Community Church has outgrown its space when listening to the lead pastor rattle off statistics about the non-denominational church’s recent growth. When Mark Barker arrived at the church in 2009, about 350 people belonged to the Richland church. Today, there are 2,400. “In […]

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Dick Boushey walks through his vineyard near Grandview. The longtime grape grower is taking over management of Klipsun Vineyards on Red Mountain, which is considered one of the top vineyards in the state. The 120-acre vineyard was recently bought by Chicago-based Terlato Wines International. (Courtesy Wine News Service)

120-acre Red Mountain vineyard sold to Chicago-based company

By Wine News Service A Chicago company recently bought one of Red Mountain’s top vineyards. And one of Washington wine country’s most celebrated grape growers will be managing it. Dick Boushey will be oversee the 120-acre Klipsun Vineyard for Terlato Wines International, a leading importer and marketer. The company also owns such Napa Valley brands […]

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