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Just a few of the news stories you'll find in our upcoming issues:

bullet An Eau Claire company is expanding to Chippewa Falls.

bullet An area biotech firm receives a state grant.

bullet A new business is coming to the Village of Lake Hallie.

These stories and more news about business in Eau Claire and the surrounding area coming in future issues of The Bottom Line, West Central Wisconsin's ONLY weekly business publication.

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 News Flash

OakLeaf Surgical moves to new location

OakLeaf Surgical Hospital (OLSH) recently relocated to a newly-constructed, state-of-the-art facility at 1000 OakLeaf Way, Altoona. The hospital was created from the vision of its 52 physician/owners ...
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Former Green Tree Inn approved for site plan

Longform, LLC, an ownership group which consists of five individuals, received site plan approval this week from the City of Eau Claire Plan Commission. In addition, the entity has also received a pos...
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 Business Bits

Thaler builds flagship store in Chippewa Falls

Thaler Oil Company, which owns and operates 15 Express Mart locations in West Central Wisconsin, is developing its flagship gas/convenience store at 805 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls. The 4,400-square-foot operation will feature a number of new amenities.

The Dogg Haus to open soon on Water Street

Dave Brandner, who owns the franchise rights in West Central Wisconsin for the Milwaukee,WI-based The Dogg Haus, will soon be opening a location at 416 Water St., Eau Claire.

Grace Lutheran plans to expand to Altoona

The members of Grace Lutheran Church this past week voted to move forward with a $18.5 million expansion that will replace the Syverson Home in downtown Eau Claire with a new three-building rehabilitation center and senior living complex at the northwest corner of Spooner Avenue and North Willson Drive in Altoona.

Gordy’s acquires three Coulee Region stores

Gordy's County Market announced late last month that it has acquired the Hegenbarth Food Group Our Town Fresh Market stores in Arcadia, Galesville and LaCrosse,WI, from the Hegenbarth Family. Gordy's will begin operating the stores Oct. 20th and plans to retain all of the current employees.



 Editorial

North Barstow Street Parking Ramp

I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Eau Claire City Council this week overwhelmingly approved a resolution to proceed with its engineering services contract with St. Paul,MN-based BWBR for the proposed $9.8 million, three-level downtown parking ramp. I was slightly shocked that council members also passed an amendment to ... Read more.

Movie Theatres & Alcohol Concession Menus

Since the Wisconsin Legislature passed a measaure allowing movie theatres to sell beer, liquor and wine to its customers in 2011, a number of cinemas throughout the state have opted to add alcoholic beverages to their concession menu. Many of the larger municipalities in the region, including Madison, Milwaukee and the Twin Citi... Read more.

Technology & Festival in the Pines

I used to think that everyone who owned one of the larger area festivals was raking in the big money. Thousands of people attended multi-day events where people ate, drank and partied. Then I purchased a two-day arts and crafts festival called Festival in the Pines and began to realize that perception doesn't always match realit... Read more.