Columbia Center Mall is the only shopping mall in the Tri-City area. It has JcPenney, Macy's and Sears as anchor stores and has a very good variety of stores in the mall considering its limited space.
Affordable Cleaning Supply is a family owned business. It carries quality janitorial supplies. They will deliver your cleaning and paper products to your business.
Enchanted Toy Shoppe has very high quality toys. If you are looking for a nice gift this would be a great place to go. It is not as inexpensive as national chain stores but what it carries is very nice.
Dollar Tree is located in the Winco Plaza in Richland. It is one of the largest dollar stores in the area. It has a large variety of items in every department. The quality of many of their items is fairly good. I would be watchful of cleaning supplies that are off-brands though.
Greenbacks Dollar Store is located in the Safeway Plaza in Kennewick. It has a large variety of items for a dollar. This dollar store seems to have nicer quality items than many of the other dollar stores I have gone to.
Craft Warehouse does have a great selection of craft items. The store is a no-frills store. The prices are very reasonable with great clearance sections. It is conveniently located in a strip mall off of a main street.
Michaels Arts & Crafts has a large selection of craft supplies. What I like about the store is that in its large selection it has many kits and projects where everything is included. It is easy to get to off a main road.
The prices are very reasonable and they have very good sales.
The Clearwater Inn is a no frills hotel. It doesn't have a pool and its accomodations are not elegant. What it does have going for it though is that it is very clean, all rooms are mini-suites, and it is fairly new. It is conveniently located on a main street.
PROS: Clean& Quiet
CONS: No Pool
La Quinta Inn & Suites is conveniently located just off the highway and close to many restaurants and stores. It has a nice breakfast and coffee and fresh baked cookies are available in the lobby.
The last time I had relatives stay there they noted that their room wasn't as clean as usual. This might have just been an exception though.
Let's face it - the Tri-Cities doesn't have many nice hotels. The Best Western in Kennewick is a very nice hotel to stay at. When we have relatives visit they usually always stay here. It was built just a few years ago. It is clean. It has very good security. It has a great breakfast buffet (not just coffee, juice, and rolls). It is conveniently located to everything.