Jack-sons in Kennewick closes

By Loretto J. Hulse, Tri-City HeraldApril 24, 2013 

Sunday was the last call for drinks at the Kennewick Jack-sons.

Chuck Fisher, who also owns the Richland Jack-sons, found it was simply impossible to run two places.

"It was too draining on me," he said.

Closing the Kennewick restaurant and bar was a difficult decision for Fisher. The building on Kennewick Avenue was the site of the original Jack-sons in the Tri-Cities, opening in 1995.

"It holds a lot of memories for me. This is where I started 14 years ago. I remember flipping my first hamburgers here," he said.

"A lot of cool things originated here. We had the first hot wings that were ever sold in the Tri-Cities. Now everyone has them."

Fisher has owned the Richland Jack-sons on Lee Boulevard for four years.

A year and a half ago, when the previous owners of the Kennewick location decided to close it, he stepped in and kept the business open.

Now there only will be the Richland location.

Fisher is in the midst of giving it what he's calling a facelift with new paint and an increased focus on a family-friendly atmosphere.

"We took down the neon beer signs and are adding more games. There's still one pool table, but we also have four pinball games, a foos ball table and a Pac-Man game," he said.

More games are on order and will be installed in a few weeks, he said.

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