Real Estate & Construction

Graze – A Place to Eat will move its Richland location to Park Place, 610 George Washington Way, by the end of the year. It is the first tenant to lease retail space in the prominent mixed-use development at the city’s entrance. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Popular eatery signs on to Park Place development

Park Place, Richland’s prized gateway development, has landed its first tenant. Graze –  A Place to Eat, a popular sandwich chain with locations in Kennewick, Richland and Walla Walla, will be the first retailer to move into the mixed-use complex under construction in the 600 block of George Washington Way, a spot long derided as…

Officials with Central Washington Corn Processors pound in ceremonial rail spikes to celebrate the opening of their multimillion-dollar facility in this November 2016 file photo. The company is expanding its Richland footprint again this year. (File photo)

Richland grain facility expands commodities storage at Horn Rapids

 Central Washington Corn Processors is expanding its massive north Richland grain shed to better accommodate a key commodity used for livestock feed by the region’s dairies, feedlots and other operations – soy meal. The $4.3 million project will extend the CWCP “flat house” to 916 feet long, about a third longer than the original 616…

Pet Overpopulation Prevention Tri-Cities bought a former dental clinic at 1506 N. Road 40 in Pasco for a spay and neuter clinic. The nonprofit animal welfare charity is seeking donations for surgical equipment and other supplies. (Courtesy Pet Overpopulation Prevention Tri-Cities)

POPP buys building, aims to end pet overpopulation

A Tri-City nonprofit aims to turbocharge its efforts to end pet overpopulation after buying a former dental office in Pasco to serve as a spay and neuter clinic. Pet Overpopulation Prevention Tri-Cities, or POPP, paid $325,000 for the medical building at 1506 N. Road 40 in a deal that closed Aug. 17. It is converting…

J.C. Penney

Columbia Center owner buying J.C. Penney out of bankruptcy

Simon Property Group, parent of Kennewick’s Columbia Center mall, is partnering with a real estate firm that specializes in redeveloping tired shopping centers to buy the retail and other assets of J.C. Penney Co. out of bankruptcy. Simon and Brookfield Property Partners announced their intent to purchase the retailer’s assets in a $1.75 billion cash-and-debt…

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…

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/Cedar and Sage Home)

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…

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