assessor photos 2020 Longfibre Road

A Yakima County Assessor photo of the property at 2020 Longfibre Road. Sunnyside movie theater owner Raymond Hallett purchased this property, along with a neighboring property, late last month. (Photo courtesy of Yakima County Assessor)

UNION GAP, Wash. -- What will become of two vacant properties across from Lowe’s remains unknown as their new owner and his representatives remain quiet on the recent purchase. 

The two properties at 2018 and 2020 Longfibre Road, located right at the border between Yakima and Union Gap, were purchased last month by two different companies, Landstar NW and Luckydog Properties, respectively, according to Yakima County sales records compiled by Headwaters-The Source, a Selah-based firm.

Both companies list Sunnyside business owner Raymond Hallett, who is best known for operating movie theaters in Sunnyside, Walla Walla and Meridian, Idaho, as a governing entity. 

Hallett did not return several phone calls seeking comment Wednesday. Deby Gunter and Ed Keniston, Heritage Moultray Real Estate Services agents who represented Hallett, said they were not authorized to disclose information.

The two properties together are more than 10 acres. The larger 6.99 acre property, at 2020 Longfibre Road, was purchased on Nov. 18 for $840,000 by Luckydog Properties. The second property, which is 3.4 acres, was purchased by Landstar NW on Nov. 22 for $375,085.