Real Estate & Construction

Local investors plan to tear down and rebuild a long-vacant building that sits near Frost Me Sweet and The Parkway’s fountain.

Dilapidated Parkway property coming down

High-end cocktail bar, coffee shop likely tenants in building near fountain Big plans are in the works for a building described as an eyesore in the heart of Richland’s The Parkway. A group of six local investors with Prospere Ventures bought the property and hope to begin demolition soon to build a new building valued…

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Michael Steiner, vice president of Latrobe Foundry, stands in front of a lathe machine used to manufacture aluminum pipe fittings at its Pasco warehouse. The 86-year-old family-owned company, headquartered in Pennsylvania, chose Pasco to open its first West Coast operation.

Longtime Pennsylvania foundry opens in Pasco

Most hours of the day, a lathe machine is hard at work in a Pasco warehouse, creating pipe fittings for a Pennsylvania company that recently opened its first West Coast shop. Latrobe Foundry Machine & Supply Co., based near Pittsburgh, picked the Tri-Cities to be closer to its customers. The company founder’s great-grandson moved his…

Bombing Range Brewing Co. has established a following that includes famous people, like former Secretary of Defense James Mattis, center, standing between brewery owners Mike and Dashia Hopp. The Hopps plan to open a second bar called The Dive in the same north Richland building in June. (Courtesy Dashia Hopp)

Richland brewery owners to open dive bar

The Dive to open in June at Shrub Steppe’s old site Business has been great since Mike and Dashia Hopp opened Bombing Range Brewing Co. nearly three years ago in north Richland. The microbrewery and restaurant at 2000 Logston Blvd. has loyal customers. People who live at nearby Horn Rapids and those commuting to the…

Q&A with Dave Retter

Number of employees you oversee? 85 Brief background about your company: I started in 1979 in the business and opened our company in October 1992.  In 2016, after 26 years with another franchise, we changed our franchise affiliation to Sotheby’s International Realty. We are a full service residential sales and leasing, commercial sales and leasing,…

A Kennewick homebuilding company is building a large warehouse and office that will serve as a headquarters for Infinity Homes of Washington, Promade Homes and RP Development in unincorporated Benton County at 105609 E. Wiser Parkway.

Kennewick homebuilders plan new headquarters

Infinity, Promade, RP Development owners building 31,000-square-foot building near Cottonwood school The owners of Infinity Homes of Washington, Promade Homes and RP Development are building a 31,000-square-foot building at 105609 E. Wiser Parkway. The new warehouse and showroom are under construction just south of Interstate 82 in unincorporated Benton County, near CSS Mini Storage, just…

Students who helped to build this year’s Team Pasco House stand outside it at 4118 Vermilion Lane during the May 29 dedication ceremony. (Courtesy Pasco School District)

Students build home that sells in 9 days

Century 21 Tri-Cities program donates listing to student scholarships A three-bedroom, 2,090-square-foot home built by Pasco high school students was under contract nine days after it went on the market. The home was listed for $333,500. Students, teachers and other partners celebrated the completion of the Team Pasco House at 4118 Vermilion Lane, south of…

Framing is underway at a planned Taco Time at 2222 Keene Road in south Richland that will replace the one in central Richland on Swift Boulevard.

Richland Taco Time plans move for drive-thru

A new Taco Time planned for south Richland means the closure of the city’s current Taco Time franchise in Richland’s downtown core. The newest restaurant will open at 2222 Keene Road, near the busy intersection of Keene Road and Queensgate Boulevard, next door to an Chevron gas station. A wooden sign is up announcing the…

MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions, a Seattle-based heating, ventilation and air conditioning or mechanical services company, plans to base its Eastern Washington operations in Kennewick. It anticipates an early fall opening. (Courtesy MacDonald-Miller)

Seattle-based HVAC contractor expanding to Kennewick

MacDonald-Miller to open its Eastern Washington headquarters in fall after moving Moses Lake office A Seattle-based mechanical contractor is looking to expand its Tri-City customer base by opening a shop where customers can fulfill commercial needs for heating, ventilation and air conditioning as well as other mechanical services. MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions has plans to open…

(Courtesy Kennewick Parks and Recreation)

Kennewick playground, golf course clubhouse reopen

Two popular spots in Kennewick’s Columbia Park reopen June 15 – just in time for summer. A dedication ceremony is at 11 a.m. for the Toyota of Tri-Cities Playground of Dreams and at noon for the Columbia River Landing building at the newly renamed Columbia Park Golf Tri-Plex. The celebration includes live music, prizes, demonstrations…

The owner of the growing Roasters Coffee business wants to build a 
coffee shop at 590 W. Gage Blvd. in Richland, a property once home to a Circle K gas station and mini-mart. It’s part of owner Wes Heyden’s plan to open 25 total shops by 2023, including in Spokane and Yakima.

Roasters Coffee eyes busy Richland corner

Former Circle K site at Leslie, Gage being cleaned to prep for sale The owner of Roasters Coffee wants to build a drive-thru coffee stand at the busy corner of Leslie Road and West Gage Boulevard by spring 2020, as part of his long-range goal to open 25 shops by 2023. Formerly the site of…

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