The Daily Grind in Kennewick is changing hands and getting a new name Wednesday.
But those who depend on the espresso shop for their daily cup of coffee might not notice a big difference when it becomes The Rail Expresso & Deli.
"We'll have the same drinks, same recipes, no changes," Christina Rader said. "Same employees too."
The shop was part of the Daily Grind coffee franchises in Pullman and Colfax. However, Christina Rader and her husband Rod bought the rights to the Kennewick shop from Brent and Deborah Debban of Kennewick.
"This is really my baby," she said. "Rod is keeping his job working for the railroad, hence the name, The Rail."
She resigned as a special services para educator at Pasco High School and trained as a barista under the Debbans. Customers will get to meet the new owner and, for a while, still see the old owners.
"The Debbans shared all their recipes, their business experience and are willing to stay here a month to make the transition between owners smooth," she said.
Rader will add a variety of baked goods and drinks right away. In a few weeks, panini sandwiches and ice cream also will be available.
"The building already has a drive-through window, but we're even considering bringing back in-car service -- just like when the building was an A&W," she said.
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The Rail Expresso & Deli
The coffee shop is at 2521 W. Kennewick Ave.
Hours are from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.
For more information, call 586-9805.