A new coffee shop is coming to Kennewick town center


Urban Grounds is scheduled to open early to mid-June in downtown Kennewick.

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A new family-run coffee shop will soon open in downtown Kennewick.

Urban Grounds owner Joanne West said she hopes to open in early to mid-June.

The cafe is located at 217 W. Kennewick Ave. next to the Branding Iron nightclub and across from the Red Mountain Kitchen.

“We’re a cafe and a boutique, so I have clothes and a gift shop, kind of a variety of things in there,” West said. “My daughters help me, it’s a bit of a family affair.”

West said they’re excited to be part of downtown and hope to create a great place to visit. The cafe and shop move to the former home of 509 Farmhouse.

“I hope it’s a place where everyone can come together and enjoy a coffee and shop, and have a unique experience,” she said.

Baskin-Robbins and Bruchi’s

A new Baskin-Robbins location is coming to the Tri-Cities, and it’s not the only one.

Plans were recently filed to bring a Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream Shop and Bruchi’s Cheesesteaks and Subs to Pasco at the corner of West Court Street and North 20th Avenue.

The location is currently a closed bank, across from the Court Street Plaza shopping center.

The developer plans to demolish the bank.

Unlike the new Bruchi’s and Baskin-Robbins in Kennewick, this location will consist of two separate buildings, both with drive-thru.

The sandwich shop will be 2,800 square feet and the Baskin-Robbins will fit in at 1,500 square feet.

Construction is expected to begin later this year and be completed in spring 2023.

Bruchi’s has another Pasco location on Burden Boulevard near Route 68.

The new spot will be Bruchi’s sixth Tri-Cities and Baskin-Robbins fourth.

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Cory is an award-winning investigative journalist. He joined the Tri-City Herald in December 2021 as an editor/reporter covering housing and development. His previous work can be found in the Tyler Morning Telegraph and other Texas newspapers. He was a member of the Education Writers Association 2019-2020 and has been featured on The Murder Tapes, Grave Mysteries and Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen.