Food & Wine

Restaurants, vendors looking for fresh starts in new year

Downtown Kennewick has lost another restaurant, this time to Pasco.

Don Antonio’s Mexican Restaurant, previously at 20 S. Auburn St., has moved to 528 W. Clark St. in downtown Pasco. A call left with the owners seeking comment was not immediately returned.

The building Don Antonio’s occupied in downtown Kennewick was the former home of O’Henry’s A Go Go, a popular restaurant that served breakfast, lunch and dinner that was well known for the class pictures from Kennewick High School dating back to the 1930s that plastered its walls and other paraphernalia. The building also once housed a bakery.

The Mexican restaurant had positive reviews on social media, garnering 4.9 out of 5 stars on Facebook and 4 1/2 starts out of 5 on Yelp.

Also, Paper Street Brewing Co. left downtown earlier this year, moving to Richland’s Parkway district.

Downtown Pizzeria opened this spring but shut down this fall.

Officials with the Historic Downtown Kennewick Partnership have said they want to bring more restaurants to the area, and the city of Kennewick has set aside $20,000 to either help new restaurants relocate to downtown or help those in the area to expand.