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A massive remodel is underway at the M Hotel on George Washington Way, taking dozens of rooms down to the studs before re-opening them at the end of the month. The hotel is poised to become a Best Western property after its remodel began in fall 2017. The hotel started as a Holiday Inn when it first opened in 1976.

M is for ‘makeover’ at longtime Richland hotel

A Richland mainstay for more than 40 years, the M Hotel will soon offer guests refurbished rooms when its first phase of renovations are completed at the end of this month. This stage of work includes the hotel’s original 120 rooms surrounding the large, indoor pool at the property on 1515 George Washington Way. Due…

Elite Construction and Development plans to build an $8-million commercial building at 4112 W. 24th Ave. in the Southridge area of Kennewick. It will include a 44,170-square-foot building and two separate 6,000-square-foot buildings. (Courtesy Kenmore Team)

$8M flexible-space building coming to Southridge

The success of a Pasco business park’s flexible design space off Road 90 is prompting a similar project in Kennewick. A new 44,170-square-foot commercial building is planned for 4112 W. 24th Ave. on 3.43 acres. It will feature Class A office space up front and flex space in the back of the two-story building. Tenants…

A 11,062-square-foot retail strip mall is under construction at 1080 George Washington Way in Richland. Its design will be similar to its next door neighbor, Hilton Homewood Suites.

New riverside retail space under construction on George Washington Way

More coveted waterfront retail space will be available in early spring along Richland’s George Washington Way. The new 11,062-square-foot strip mall will cater to retailers and restauranteurs. Ground was broken in mid-August, and general contractor on the project, O’Brien Construction Company Inc., estimates a six-month construction period, with completion planned for February or March. Company…

Erik Roach, owner of U.S. World Class Taekwondo, opened a second location at 3001 W. 10th Ave. in Kennewick in August. (Courtesy U.S. World Class Taekwondo Tri-Cities)

U.S. World Class Taekwondo expands to Kennewick

As a 5-year-old, Erik Roach knew what he wanted to do when he first saw “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” on television. He wanted to be involved in martial arts. Now 31, he’s still a fan of martial arts. He’s even earned a black belt. But today, he’s more interested in what his students can do…

Audi Tri-Cities officials broke ground Aug. 27 on their new Audi Center at 1177 Aaron Drive. Pictured, from left, are Bill Holstein Sr., project manager from MH Construction; George Stanley, general manager; Christopher Martinez, executive manager; and Kevin Fields, Audi brand manager. (Courtesy Town & Country)

Town & Country breaks ground on new $3.5M Audi center in Richland

A Richland auto dealership is planning to build a new 10,000-square-foot Audi center. Town & Country acquired the space for Audi Tri-Cities in April 2017 and plans for the new facility to be fully operational by summer 2019. The new location will be right off of Interstate 182 at 1177 Aaron Drive. The $3.5 million…

Prosser Starbucks store manager Jeff Couch shows off the new Nitro Cold Brew machine, which infuses coffee with nitrogen bubbles for a frothy, foamy texture. The store received $342,000 in improvements over nine weeks.

Prosser Starbucks gets makeover, equipment to craft nitro brews

After more than a decade of business, the Prosser Starbucks got a makeover and some new equipment to create drinks not previously available to customers. The nine-week, $342,000 makeover started in the middle of the summer and included new interior walls, paint and fixtures at the coffeeshop at 10 Merlot Drive. The Prosser Starbucks closed…

Remodeling is underway at the Tri-Cities’ first Bright Now! Dental clinic next door to FedEx Office at 1220 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Suite A-105 in Kennewick. The national dental chain intends to open a Richland clinic by February. 

Bright Now! Dental bringing two offices to Tri-Cities

Bright Now! Dental is bringing the first of its two Tri-City clinics to Kennewick by the end of October. The practice is targeting an Oct. 29 opening date after representatives say they’ve fielded repeated requests to open in the region. “We’ve been asked by a lot of our union clientele to go into the Tri-Cities…

McDonald’s recently announced plans to invest $126 million in Washington state to modernize more than 170 restaurants, including 22 in Benton and Franklin counties. Improvements include new furniture, self-order kiosks and designated parking spots for curbside pick-ups.

McDonald’s spending $126 million across state to improve restaurants

McDonald’s and its franchisees recently announced plans to invest about $126 million in Washington state throughout 2018-19 on the construction and modernization of more than 170 restaurants. Twenty-two restaurants in Benton and Franklin counties have been included in the work. The improvements are aimed at transforming the customer experience inside and outside the restaurant. In…

Self Storage at Chapel Hill, 6615 Chapel Hill Blvd., Pasco (Photo courtesy G2 Construction)

Self-Storage at Chapel Hill opens in Pasco

Spacious, state-of-the-art self-storage facilities are now available to rent on the south side of Pasco’s Road 68 exit off Interstate 182. The 840,000-square-foot Self-Storage at Chapel Hill includes 599 storage units totaling 80,000 square feet of available storage unit space. Unit sizes range from four-by-eight feet to 20-by-45 feet. All units feature door alarms and…

Chuck E. Cheese 6340 W. Rio Grande Ave., Kennewick

Chuck E. Cheese re-opens in Kennewick

The Richland Chuck E. Cheese restaurant is re-opening in Kennewick. A soft opening for the 14,458-square-foot restaurant is scheduled for Sept. 15. A grand opening is set for Oct. 1. The new food and entertainment destination beloved by children of all ages is at 6340 W. Rio Grande Ave., about a block south of the…

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