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Wildhorse Resort and Casino

$85M expansion set for Wildhorse Resort and Casino

An $85 million construction project at Wildhorse Resort and Casino near Pendleton will add a new 24-lane bowling alley, food court and larger arcade. Work began last month on the first phase of the project that includes the expansion of the Children’s Entertainment Center, a family-friendly wing filled with video games, jungle gym and karaoke,…

At Home

At Home décor superstore to open in Kennewick

A $2.6 million remodel to make way for a new home décor store is underway inside the vacant Shopko store in Kennewick. The Texas-based retailer At Home is poised to open its third Washington store in late fall, after recently opening stores in Spokane and Puyallup. The At Home store in Puyallup opened in January…

DermaCare

DermaCare, DermaHealth building $6.1M clinic

A Richland dermatologist is constructing a $6.1 million building alongside his current practice on Fowler Street. Dr. Sidney Smith practices at DermaCare of Tri-Cities and DermaHealth Dermatology & Dermasurgery at 1305 Fowler St., a clinic visible from Highway 240. Construction is underway at the empty lot next door at 1295 Fowler St. A permit issued…

Lamb Weston

French fries fuel $250M expansion

As the famous brassy trumpets from the “Rocky” movie pumped out of the speakers, Lamb Weston officials cut a ribbon to celebrate the opening of their new Hermiston plant. Like boxer Rocky Balboa, they’ve been training and focusing on their prize: a $250 million 300,000-square-foot expansion. The addition of the new french fry processing line…

Community Health Plan of Washington opens Pasco office

Community Health Plan of Washington has opened an office in Pasco. The not-for-profit managed care plan’s Pasco office will provide area residents with a place to seek help finding answers to pressing Medicare and Medicaid questions. The agency celebrated the grand opening of its Greater Columbia regional office May 31 in Pasco. The office is…

Jordan Chavallo stands with his father Jose on their home’s deck overlooking Kennewick’s Vista Field in the distance. The Chavallo family’s business, New Environment Corp., plans to build luxury apartments on 8.25 acres adjacent adjacent to Vista Field, where construction is underway to turn the former airfield into a pedestrian-focused urban center.

High-end living near Vista Field on the way

Developers planning luxury apartments with an ‘edge’ Longtime Tri-City commercial developers are planning their most ambitious project to date: a luxury apartment complex on 8.25 acres adjacent to Vista Field, across from Lawrence Scott Park in Kennewick. Although the project is in its very early stages — the Chavallo family currently is looking for an…

Finding skilled workers for construction job sites continues to be a challenge across the industry, as many building projects are underway across the Tri-Cities, including Pasco’s Elite Construction & Dev.’s work on a new multi-level building for Chicago Title Co. of Washington at 8009 W. Tucannon Ave. in Kennewick. (Courtesy Elite Construction & Development)

Construction companies face shortage of skilled workers

Tri-City construction companies must try harder than ever to recruit skilled workers. Amos Construction recently stationed an employee holding a “now hiring” sign on a busy street in Kennewick. “I’ve run radio ads, placed ads on Craigslist in three cities, done the signage, done logos, I’ve Facebook advertised, and I still can’t find enough employees,”…

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…

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