The Current: Cheese Junkies opens at 16th and Summitview | Business


For those in need of cheese, the newly opened Cheese Junkies serves lunch, dinner, and even late-night snacks at 1510 Summitview Ave.

Owner Jamie Burns, who also owns the Drink n Games arcade bar on Yakima Avenue, opened her new restaurant on November 19 and feels “very lucky” with the success it has had so far.

“I had a few other businesses,” she said. “(Drink n Games) had to close for 10 months due to COVID-19, so I was looking for another opportunity.

“Originally (Cheese Junkies) was going to be a food truck, but we saw this location was available and fell in love with it.”

The Cheese Junkies menu, available at, includes a variety of cheeseburgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, mac and cheese, appetizers, and cheese zombies, a Yakima favorite. Burns said his zombies come in three flavors: classic, jalapeño bacon, and pizza.

Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, with late-night hours until 4 a.m. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Dial 509-895-7727.

Opening of an urgent care clinic

Nova Health, a company that provides primary and emergency care services in the western United States, opened an urgent care clinic at 4001 Tieton Drive in Yakima.

The facility, which opened Dec. 7, treats injuries and non-fatal illnesses for day and walk-in patients. The location previously housed the Westside Medi Center clinic.

Nova Health, founded in 2008 in Eugene, Oregon, now has 30 clinics in the western United States, including two in the Tri-Cities. The company is part of Community Care Partners, an emergency and primary care provider with 60 clinics in six states.

The new Urgent Care Clinic at the northwest corner of Tieton Drive and 40th Avenue is open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; call 509-410-0746.

New location for Bonnie and Clyde’s

Bonnie and Clyde’s Automotive Center recently moved to a new location at 111 S. Third Ave. in Yakima, at the northeast corner of Third Avenue and Walnut Street.

According to the auto repair shop’s website,, the company was established in 1973 and offers automotive diagnostics, repair, and maintenance services. The company was previously located at 501 E. Nob Hill Blvd., where the Bonnie and Clyde’s Brake Center is located.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; call 509-248-3177.

The Bonnie and Clyde Muffler Center remains under its iconic sign, just east of South First Street at 105 E. Nob Hill Blvd.

Commercial information

Owens Cycle Inc. at 1707 N. First St. in Yakima was sold and is now Apple State Powersports. The company, which sells Harley-Davidson and Yahama side-by-side motorcycles and a variety of ATVs, was founded by Dean Owens in 1972 and has 23 full-time employees, according to

A building permit has been issued for a 2,500 square foot fuel canopy addition to Tieton Food Mart, a Conoco station at 4708 Tieton Drive in Yakima.

In case anyone is wondering, there is a Facebook page called “Bring Trader Joe’s to Yakima”. The page, created on March 22, 2010, has 5,941 likes and 5,431 followers. There is only one Trader Joe location left in Washington State east of the Cascades, in Spokane.

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