January 2018

Northwest Farm Credit Services, 9915 St. Thomas Drive, Pasco

Northwest Farm Credit Services opens branch, regional agricultural center in Pasco

The inspiration behind the design of a new two-story building in Pasco came from agriculture. Northwest Farm Credit Services’ new Pasco branch and regional agricultural center at 9915 St. Thomas Drive features panels representing fields and the site layout is indicative of irrigation circles. The 24,500-square-foot new building features insulated metal siding, masonry, metal and […]

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Pizza Hut, 1921 W. Court St., Pasco

Remodeled Pizza Hut reopened on Court Street

The Pasco Pizza Hut on Court Street reopened last month after a complete renovation. The old building was leveled and a new one built at 1921 W. Court St.  The restaurant features a drive-through window and delivery service. The work was completed Dec. 12. Basin Investment Group applied for a $326,500 building permit for the […]

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Dupus Boomer’s in Richland closed its doors on Christmas Eve after about a year and a half in operation. The restaurant and bar was meant to serve as the anchor tenant for the city’s Swift corridor development project. Owner Greg Markel doesn’t expect the highly visible space to remain vacant for long.

Richland’s Swift corridor project loses anchor restaurant

Dupus Boomer’s closes doors amid financial challenges Though the Richland restaurant intended to anchor Swift Boulevard corridor development has closed, the owner said the site would be great for another eatery. Dupus Boomer’s shuttered its doors on Christmas Eve after operating for about a year and a half. “We had a good business. We just […]

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DQ Grill & Chill, 3250 Duportail Street, Richland

DQ Grill & Chill opens in south Richland

Dairy Queen fans living near Duportail Street and Keene Road were able to celebrate the opening of a new restaurant in their Richland neighborhood in December. The 3,000-square-foot restaurant, behind the Maverik gas station, is the seventh location owned by the Tierney partners — Bill, Tom and Kerry Tierney — in the Tri-Cities, Walla Walla […]

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The addition of a 93-room Holiday Inn Express opening in downtown Hermiston has spurred the total assessed property value of the city’s urban renewal agency, which was created four years ago to revitalize the downtown area. A landscaped event area will be built later this year to host events. (Courtesy city of Hermiston)

Hermiston continues efforts to revitalize downtown core

Hermiston’s downtown area continues to see improvements with construction to begin soon on a project to host gatherings and events. More than 100 parking spaces also were added and the total value of the Hermiston Urban Renewal Agency or HURA, topped 20 percent since it was created four years ago to revitalize the city’s downtown. […]

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Rewarding, good-paying careers await hands-on workers

By Kris Johnson For today’s and the next generation’s hands-on workers, it’s an exciting time to be a job seeker in Washington state. That’s because as many as 740,000 good-paying jobs in the state’s manufacturing sector are open. In central Washington, careers in manufacturing pay an average annual wage ranging from $44,398 to more than […]

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A variety of yoga accessories are on sale at the Steel 3 Yoga studios in Richland and Kennewick. (Courtesy Steel 3 Yoga)

Steel 3 Yoga to open third studio after taking over 11Exhale Yoga

Eight instructors work between Richland, Kennewick studios The owner of Steel 3 Yoga plans to open a third studio to eager Tri-City yoga enthusiasts for “workshops, training and some classes to come” this month. Brenda Steel, an ex-corporate worker turned yogi, took over 11Exhale Yoga’s two existing studios in Richland and Kennewick in August. Eight […]

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