A Mexican ice cream restaurant occupies a former space (Google Street View)

A Mexican ice cream restaurant occupies a former space (Google Street View)

Last week we reported on the two Kennewick businesses that were fronts for a drug operation.

Benton City Man convicted of drug dealing.

The man, Julio Leal Parra, 47, will spend many years in prison, after his two businesses, Perfect Design Upholstery and SuKarne (a meat market), were revealed to be fronts for storing drugs and laundering money. Federal officials said he had direct contacts and connections with a major cartel in Mexico.

SuKarne has since been repurposed and taken on new life at 402 North Ely Suite B, as helados the Michoacana, a Mexican restaurant and an ice cream parlour. This is the company’s second location, they also have one in Pasco.

The new company occupies the old location

The new company occupies the old location

The company occupies part of the building next to Boost Mobile Wireless.

However, a search of the other property, Perfect Design Upholstery located at 6729 West Clearwater, shows no new activity in that building. A Yelp check indicates that the domain or business name is not claimed.

Former Kennewick Drug Company (Google Street View)

Former Kennewick Drug Company (Google Street View)

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