Real Estate & Construction

Darigold Expansion in Sunnyside

Darigold completes $97 million expansion of Sunnyside plant

There’s a huge Milky Way in Sunnyside that few people know exists. Each morning, truck after truck, all marked Milky Way, turn into the driveway of the Darigold Sunnyside plant, back up to the offloading pumps and by the end of the day, have off-loaded 8.7 million pounds of raw milk to the plant. The…

Village at Southridge

Developers prepare land for adult living community in Southridge

Residents will be able to move into a new 55-and-older adult community in the south Kennewick area this fall. Located at Ridgeline and Sherman Street in the Southridge neighborhood, the first phase of development encompasses 34 acres. Construction of the Village at Southridge started this spring with the grading of the Sherman Street extension. Don…

Spanky's Car Wash

Car wash owners ready to get their feet wet in Tri-Cities market

With two successful locations in Yakima, Spanky’s Car Wash & Detail Center is ready to make a splash in the Tri-Cities. The owners, Suzanne and Craig Garrison, say construction of the 2544 Queensgate Drive location in Richland should be completed by the end of July. “We did a lot of market assessment of the Tri-Cities,”…

Hampton Inn & Suites in Pasco

New Hampton Inn & Suites in Pasco adds 120 guest rooms to tally

Although Pasco’s newest hotel is less than three months old, it’s already a popular place to stay for many out-of-town visitors. The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Pasco/Tri-Cities opened over Memorial Day weekend just about a block east of Road 68. “We’re within walking distance of Cousins Restaurant—our parking lots practically adjoin,” Ron Asmus…

Columbia Fitness in Kennewick.

Columbia Fitness expands services and efficiency with 8,500-sq.-ft. building

After the construction dust clears this December, Columbia Fitness will boast a new 8,500-sq.-ft. building with its offices, showroom and warehouse all in its current location at 433 East Columbia Drive, Kennewick. More than 15 years ago, Orien Joseph (OJ) Fiander bought the local business, which was formerly part of 53-year-old Kennewick Schwinn. During the…

Lamb Weston

ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston to expand Richland operations

Lamb Weston is adding a new $200 million French fry processing line at its Richland processing center. The new line is expected to create 128 new full-time positions. According to a press release from ConAgra Foods, worldwide demand for frozen French fries continues to increase and it is predicted the demand for frozen potato products…

Columbia Garden's groundbreaking

City, Port of Kennewick move forward with Columbia Gardens

Dirt will soon fly at the site of the planned Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village in historic downtown Kennewick. Columbia Gardens is a joint project between the Port of Kennewick, which owns the land, and the City of Kennewick, which is building a wine-wastewater treatment facility and adding streetscaping to the site. The…

Rendering courtesy of Baker Construction & Development.

Spokane’s jewelry store expands to Kennewick

Kennewick will have more glitz, glimmer and glamour in August when Spokane’s Jewelry Design Center opens its second Eastern Washington store. The family-owned business was founded in 1977 by Doug Toone, who had worked as a jewelry manufacturer to the trade before striking out on his own. The company’s 17,000-sq.-ft. Spokane store at 821 N.…

NW Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine

NW Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine consolidating offices

Northwest Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine owners are bringing their practice together in one building. The Northwest Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine practice began under the guidance of Dr. Lewis G. Zirkle Jr. in 1976. The practice expanded and in 2012 became a division of Proliance Surgeons LLC. The Northwest Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine practice is currently…

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Chat with Tim Arntzen, Port of Kennewick CEO

It’s been two and a half years since an airplane taxied down a runway at Vista Field in Kennewick. Kennewick residents haven’t seen much activity at the airfield since it closed Dec. 31, 2013. That’s not because the Port of Kennewick isn’t working on the project to redevelop the area, however. It’s just that most…

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