The Richland City Council briefly discussed Tuesday the fate of the sports bar and restaurant at Lee Boulevard and George Washington Way.
Jack-sons will have its last call at the end of the weekend.
It confirmed the impending closure on its Facebook page on Tuesday. The news comes about two years after the Kennewick Jack-sons shut its doors.
The bar is near 650 George Washington Way, where the Chicago-based Crown Group recently agreed to buy 2.7 acres from the city. The group, which is working with local business founder Adam Brault on the project, is studying building a Pike Place-type market at the site of a former community center and the CREHST museum.
“Word is parties interested in acquiring 650 have been interested in acquiring additional property,” Deputy City Manager Bill King told the council Tuesday.
Reached after the meeting, Brault said he was not aware of any discussions the developer might have had about the Jack-sons property.
“All this is new information to me,” he said. “Certainly there have been discussions about all kinds of different combinations in the past.”
Jack-sons owner Chuck Fisher told the Herald at the time of the Kennewick closure that it was too difficult to run the two locations. He already owned the Richland location and stepped in to keep the Kennewick one open after its previous owners decided to shutter it.
On Facebook, patrons are asked to stop by the Richland sports bar and restaurant to share memories.
One restaurant is leaving, but another is on its way.
The council also approved a zoning change that will allow for construction of LuLu’s Restaurant adjacent to Anthony’s at Columbia Point. According to the council’s agenda packet, the 8,244-square-foot restaurant will be two stories and built on 1.2 acres.
Cindy Goulet, the owner of Florentyna’s, which operates an Italian eatery and the 3 Eyed Fish wine bar at Tri-Cities Regional Airport in Pasco, as well as a second 3 Eyed Fish wine bar on Keene Road in Richland, has said Lulu’s menu should be constructed around a farm-to-table concept that would utilize local ingredients.
Also Tuesday, the council:
• Approved a $339,415 consulting agreement between Richland electric and HDR Engineering Inc. to develop a four-year construction work plan, including acquisition services for a substation site in southeast Richland. Energy Services Director Bob Hammond said this will design the implementation of a long-range plan the consultant completed last year.
“Electrical requires a lot of infrastructure,” he told the Herald. “We’re trying to figure out what our needs are going to be in the future and stay ahead of that.”