I for one would welcome a hardware store in West Richland at Austin Drive and Bombing Range Road. A small hardware store conveniently located would be so much better than driving to the big box store.
West Richland needs to be a business-friendly city. Businesses help keep our home property taxes down.
I know some like the small-town feel and all. but like it or not, West Richland is growing and will continue to grow. If those who are protesting want to help their city, maybe they could do something about the run-down buildings on our main street (Van Giesen).
KEITH BERRY, West Richland