October 2016

Petco opening in Pasco

Commercial building projects on horizon include new Petco store

The commercial sector continues to flourish alongside the housing market in the Tri-City area, with several big-ticket building projects on the horizon. Here’s a few of them: In Richland: Lamb Weston has two new commercial buildings, one valued at $5.3 million and the other at $4 million, both planned at 2460 Saint St. Fisher Construction…

Meals on Wheels

New kitchen better equipped to serve Mid-Columbia seniors

A new commercial kitchen that serves as the hub for cooking hundreds of warm and nutritious meals a day for Benton and Franklin counties’ senior citizens opened last month in Richland. “This is the nicest kitchen I’ve ever been in,” gushed Chef Brian Kinner, food services manager for Senior Life Resources Northwest. The 4,300-square-foot kitchen…

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Third Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to open in Pasco

Dan Pelfrey is a born and bred Texas boy who knows what it means to barbecue Texas-style. It’s is done like most things in Texas — slow. Pelfrey, who owns three Dickey’s Barbecue Pit franchises in the Tri-City area, has wanted to own a restaurant for many years. When his job with a trucking company…

Porter's Real Barbecue

Richland’s Porter’s Real Barbecue eyes expansion

Porter Kinney took his love of barbecue and turned it into a science project as he experimented with smoking different types of meat and trying out various ingredients for sauces to go with those meats. The project ended up with him creating original recipes that now have many Tri-Citians clamoring for a taste. Kinney, along…

Daniel Washam stands in front of his tanks at d’s Wicked Cider in Kennewick.

Wicked growth continues for Kennewick cider company

By Jeff Morrow All Daniel Washam was trying to do was make some apple cider for his wife. Instead what his wife Heidi received was something spectacular in d’s Wicked Cider. And then somebody wanted to buy Washam’s cider. That was in 2013. And that was when Daniel Washam knew he had a big thing…

Mid-Columbia Zymurgy Association

Beer enthusiast group celebrates Tri-City brews

By Jeff Morrow The Mid-Columbia region is known for its world-class wineries. But what if you prefer a brew over a bottle of red? It may be comforting to know that some of the best hops in the world are grown within an hour’s drive of the Tri-Cities. And that there is a group of…

Love Curry

Pasco’s Love Curry serves up unique, spicy dining

By Jobetta Hedelman-Beaver Diners who think they know what to expect from Indian food might be surprised if they eat at Pasco’s Love Curry. Owner and chef Homeet Singh said his food is unlike anything else. He said he likes to create different dishes every time he cooks to give diners a unique experience. “Don’t…

Wes Door

Longtime Kennewick jeweler still crafting custom pieces

Wes Door, who turns 92 this month, has been a jeweler and inventor for most of his life. He owned a storefront in downtown Kennewick for many years before moving his jewelry business to his home at 2214 W. Fourth Ave., in Kennewick in 1970. The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce recently honored him for…

TRT Printing

Prosser print shop changes hands, new owners revamp business

When Holly Rojas decided to sell her business, a small screen-printing shop in Prosser, Monica Niemeyer was the person she called to take over. “The former owner thought I’d be a good fit,” Niemeyer explained. “I was involved with the community and brought her quite a few orders.” Niemeyer is the secretary of the Prosser…


Bankruptcies — October 2016

Bankruptcies are filed under the following chapter headings: Chapter 7 — Straight Bankruptcy: debtor gives up non-exempt property and debt is charged. Chapter 11 — Allows companies and individuals to restructure debts to repay them. Chapter 12 — Allows family farmers to restructure finances to avoid liquidation for foreclosure. Chapter 13 — Plan is devised…

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