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A $1.5 million theater expansion project at the Academy of Children’s Theatre in Richland will transform the existing rear storage warehouse into a multi-use theater with 300 seats. (Courtesy ACT)

Academy of Children’s Theatre kicks off theater renovation project

The Academy of Children’s Theatre kicked off an expansion project this month to build a larger performance stage at its Richland headquarters at 213 Wellsian Way. Construction of the $1.5 million project will take place over the course of three years. This isn’t the first time ACT has undergone a transformation. Shortly after moving into…

Spokane-based construction company opens new Tri-City office

Walker Construction Inc. may be a Spokane-based company but it’s done enough business over the years from Walla Walla to Yakima that it has opened an office in the Tri-Cities. The new office is at 2810 W. Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick. “We’ve been in our new office for at least 30 days,” said Jon Barter,…

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Longtime book collectors building bookstore near Horn Rapids

Niche bookstore to feature collectibles, sci-fi, mysteries, non-fiction Mid-Columbia book collectors will have new shelves to comb this summer. Longtime book collector and retiring Bechtel radiological engineering health supervisor, Steven Woolfolk, is planning the construction of a 6,000-square-foot bookstore at 2240 Robertson Drive in Richland near Horn Rapids. The new store’s name: Xenophile Bibliopole &…


Spokane-based credit union plans expansion into Tri-Cities

A Spokane-based credit union soon will open new branches in Kennewick, Pasco and Richland. STCU recently finalized the purchase of a 1.5-acre site for a Kennewick branch at 4842 W. Hildebrand Blvd., across the highway from The Rock Wood Fired Pizza. Plans call for a 4,500-square-foot branch office with STCU Home Loans office, drive-through and…

Three new aircraft hangars, valued at several million dollars, are planned at the Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco this year. (Courtesy Google Earth 2018)

New aircraft hangars coming to Tri-Cities airport

The Tri-Cities Airport expects to see several million dollars in new hangar construction this year in Pasco. Airport Director Buck Taft said three new planned hangars will help to create a good mix of general and commercial aviation offerings at the airport. The airport is home to more than 120 fixed-wing aircraft, which include jets,…

Construction on a new 10,000-square-foot office space at 8200 W. Grandridge Blvd. is set to begin this spring. (Courtesy Pondera Architecture)

Developers plan new Kennewick office space

RE/MAX at 8200 W. Grandridge Blvd. in Kennewick soon will be welcoming new neighbors. Prime Development Group, based out of Tumwater, Washington, is seeking tenants for a 10,000-square-foot professional building. Construction is expected to begin this spring. “It’s a little more modern than the existing (Re/Max) building. It’s going to look pretty cool,” said Jeff…

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