Magill’s on Road 68 (Pasco, WA)
Magill’s on Road 68 in Pasco, WA is located in an historic building at the corner of Road 68 and Argent in Pasco, WA. The building was designed by the same architect that redesigned Leavenworth, WA into it’s current “Swiss Alps village” style. It was originally located on Court Street next to where the post office sits today. At that time it was called the Heidi Haus, a pub that served German food. It changed hands a few times and then was slated for demolition to make room for the expanding Pasco Autoplex. A local lady named Fran had, from stories we’ve heard, sentimental ties to the building and wanted to save it from demolition. She had it moved to its current location on Road 68. We’re glad she did!
Magill’s @ the Uptown
Magill’s @ the Uptown is located in the Uptown Shopping Plaza in Richland, WA, also an historic building. “The Uptown,” as the plaza is referred to by the locals, was originally developed prior to Richland’s incorporation in 1958. The Federal Government did the development, in part, to increase Richland’s commercial tax base to give the City a greater chance of success as it became independent. Initially the Uptown was a complete shopping experience, similar to early malls built around the same time period.
(Picture and above historical information borrowed from the City of Richland’s website www.ci.richland.wa.us)
Today, The Uptown is a cool, funky retro-style plaza filled with locally-owned retail stores, antique and thrift shops, cafes and sweet shops.
The space now occupied by Magill’s @ the Uptown was once a bank (the vaults are still in place), a pet store, other retail shops, then remodeled into a restaurant by the owners of a Russian restaurant and bakery. It changed hands a few times by other restaurant owners before Magill’s @ the Uptown arrived in late August 2011.