12 Businesses That Sadly No Longer Exist At The Richland Uptown Shopping Center

One of the cooler places to hang out and shop in the Tri-Cities is Richland's Uptown Shopping Center.

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The Richland Washington Uptown Shopping Center First Welcomed Customers In 1949

I first moved to the Tri-Cities in 2007 so I'm only aware of the stores that have been there since I moved here but the Uptown Shopping Center has quite a bit of history long before that.

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I thought we'd take a stroll down memory lane and reminisce about businesses that were once a big deal in the Richland Uptown Shopping Center. I have some of my favorites that are still there today like Adventures Underground and The Spudnut Shop.

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Do You Remember Any Of These 12 Businesses That Were Once At The Uptown Mall?

I did my best to find images of these long-forgotten businesses and found a few but our listener's memories never fail us.

We've compiled 12 of what we think are the Uptown Shopping Center's most celebrated businesses.

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I know that many more exist that we won't mention but it doesn't mean they are of any less importance.

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The Uptown Shopping Center has been around since 1949 and I love some of the design still remains from the original shopping center. You might not realize it, but the Uptown Shopping Center was one of the first car-oriented shopping centers built in the United States.

Take a walk down memory lane with this Uptown Shopping Center list:

12 Businesses We Sure Miss In The Richland Uptown Mall

We asked you and you responded with the 12 businesses you still miss in the Richland Washington Uptown Shopping Center.

We did our best to include the best of the best and we'd love to know more about these defunct businesses. Feel free to text us through the app chat feature and let us know more about The Uptown Shopping Center. 

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