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

bullet A new car dealer will soon be opening a used car lot in Eau Claire.

bullet A local hair salon is expanding.

bullet Find out soon who will be occupying the former Kmart building in Eau Claire.

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

Potential tenant(s) consider former Kmart site

TBL has learned that at least one large retail tenant or possibly a number of smaller tenants are considering whether to open a store in the vacant Kmart facility located at 2424 E. Clairemont Ave., E...
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Burg receives approval for volleyball dome project

The City of Eau Claire Plan Commission this week approved a site plan and conditional use permit for David Burg, owner of Wagner's Lanes, 2159 Brackett Avenue, to construct an inflatable dome for wint...
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Ross Stores to come to Eau Claire soon

TBL has learned that Dublin, CA-based Ross Stores Inc. will soon be opening a store in the 23,000-square-foot building at 4027 Commonwealth Ave., Eau Claire, which was previously occupied by Office Depot.

Love’s Travel Center to open in Menomonie

TBL has learned that Oklahoma City, OK-based Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc., will be developing a truck stop and convenience store on an 11-acre parcel located at the northwest corner of Interstate 94 and Badger Drive in Menomonie.

Mall Drive strip center is acquired by investor

The retail shopping center located at 2901-2917 Mall Dr., Eau Claire, was sold last fall to Brackett Avenue Properties, LLC. The 15,183-square-foot center was purchased from HK Southpoint, LLC, for $3.28 million, effective Oct. 30, 2014.

JAMF Software receives 2014 Paragon Award

JAMF Software is the 13th recipient of the Paragon Economic Impact Award, an annual award recognizing local businesses for their impact on the community's economic health. JAMF received more than one nomination for the 2014 Paragon Award because of the recent opening of the firm's $12 million office building and the company's consistent commitment to improve the local economy.



 Editorial

Spring is Around the Corner

The warmer temperatures this week made everything seem like all is well in the Chippewa Valley. Maybe it was just me, but it appeared that people have been in a generally better mood after a long winter. Even the woman at the post office who never says "hi" to me actually chatted for a few minutes this week about the nice weathe... Read more.

Ice Fishing

A few acquaintances recently asked me if I would like to join them on an ice fishing expedition. Fortunately, I had a built-in excuse since it's only been three months since I broke my ankle and my physical therapist did not think it would be a good idea to attempt to walk on glare ice. I have never been much of a fan of ice fi... Read more.

Right to Work Legislation

So much for Governor Scott Walker not wanting "Right to Work" legislation to become a distraction while he promotes his newest biennial budget proposal. Governor Walker was concerned when asked about "Right to Work" laws two months ago and stated that he thought any discussions about the controversial law would be a "distraction... Read more.