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Pasco Proof Gastropub

Proof Gastropub serves enhanced pub fare at locations in Kennewick and now Pasco

Serial restaurateur Michael Miller knows a good dining spot when he sees one.   Miller, founder of Stick+Stone Wood-Fired Pizza in Richland and Proof Gastropub in Kennewick, spied restaurant seats for sale outside the short-lived Dickey’s Barbecue Pit on Burden Boulevard in Pasco.   The 5,000-sqare-foot restaurant itself was idle. Dickey’s opened in 2018 and closed in 2019 with its two peers after franchisee Dan Pelfrey ran into financial difficulties.  Miller bought some of the Dickey’s equipment and then,…

Granite Construction Co. began a $1.3 million project to add turn lanes at the intersections with Queensgate Drive and Keene Road after winning the contract in July.

Duportail gets a spruce up as Richland preps its new bridge 

Two high-profile intersections on Duportail Street in south Richland are getting makeovers as the city prepares to open its new Yakima River span to through-traffic this fall.   Granite Construction Co. began a $1.3 million project to add turn lanes at the intersections with Queensgate Drive and Keene Road after winning the contract in July.  Granite Construction, which is based in Watsonville, California, and specializes in infrastructure development, is using a vacant 11-acre site at Duportail and Keene as a…

Construction workers pour the foundation for the first phase of Willow Pointe Apartments at 250 Battelle Blvd. in north Richland. Willow Pointe, from Cedar and Sage Homes, is one of two apartment complexes under construction on the Tri-City shoreline this summer. Columbia River Walk in Pasco broke ground earlier this spring. (Courtesy Jed Cazier/San)

Now Richland is getting luxe waterfront apartments

First Pasco, now Richland. Tri-City renters with a craving for waterfront living soon will be able to choose between apartments on either side of the Columbia River.  Cedar and Sage Homes broke ground on Willow Pointe Apartments, a 126-unit “resort” style apartment complex at 250 Battelle Blvd. in north Richland in late July. It is…


Construction industry modeled how to safely restart business in a pandemic

By Joel Bouchey No one enjoys restrictions on their lives or businesses. Just like no one likes to get sick. The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged us as individuals and communities in terms of what we find acceptable. And problems arise when the restrictions drag on for months and months, seeming with little public input or participation in…

Home furnishings retailer Tuesday Morning will close its Kennewick store at 7411 W. Canal Drive by Aug. 31 after filing for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in May. The company cited financial pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo by TCAJOB)

Retailer bankruptcies rewriting the Tri-City shopping map

A wave of retail bankruptcies is closing Tri-City stores or putting their futures in question. Here is a look at the chains that have filed for protection from creditors in U.S. Bankruptcy Court this year and what that means for their local stores. Tuesday Morning Tri-City location: 7411 W. Canal Drive, Kennewick Status: Closing by…

A new 12,570-square-foot fire station is under construction at Kennewick’s Vista Field at 6941 W. Grandridge Blvd., near the Three Rivers Convention campus. The $7 million facility will house six personnel, including firefighter emergency medical technicians and firefighter paramedics, two fire engines and an EMS unit, with room to expand. (Courtesy city of Kennewick)

New fire station helps set stage for Vista Field redevelopment

Work has begun on a new fire station at Kennewick’s Vista Field, one of two major fire station projects planned in the city. The $7 million project will move Kennewick’s Fire Station 3 to 6941 W. Grandridge Blvd., near the Three Rivers Convention campus and the former Vista municipal airfield. Kennewick also is preparing to…

123 S. Kent St., Kennewick

Amistad Elementary Phase II

The Kennewick School District expects to complete the $14.8 million second phase of Amistad Elementary in central Kennewick in August. The 20-classroom building at 123 S. Kent St. will serve students in kindergarten through second grade. It connects to a 22-classroom building serving students in the third to fifth grades, which opened a year ago.…

502 Stevens Drive, Richland

DGR Grant Construction Inc.

DGR Grant Construction Inc. has completed a new 4,500-square-foot single-story office building at 502 Stevens Drive in Richland. The new building offers nine separate offices, a reception area, conference room, break room, exercise and shower room, storage room and bid room. The exterior is a mix of EIFS, or synthetic stucco, HardiePlank lap siding and…

5929 W. Metaline Ave., Kennewick

Tri-Tech Skills Center

The Kennewick School District expects to complete a $9.3 million, 16,000-square-foot addition to the Tri-Tech Skills Center in August. The addition on the north end of the existing Tri-Tech building at 5929 W. Metaline Ave. provides a new location and exhibition area for the culinary arts program, new space for the pre-physical therapy program and…

9011 Burns Road, Pasco

Columbia River Elementary

The Pasco School District completed construction of its 17th elementary school in July. Columbia River Elementary at 9011 Burns Road has 34 classrooms and will serve students from kindergarten to fifth grade. The school has a library, gym, multipurpose room with stage, a commercial kitchen and space for administrators. The playground features accessible structures, a…

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