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

bullet An area furniture store will soon be expanding.

bullet Gordy's may have different plans for the City of Menomonie.

bullet Find out what business will likely soon occupy the vacant 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.

arrow Memorial Day - Hello Summer

There will be NO ISSUE of The Bottom Line: May 29, 2015 due to Memorial Day week.

Ropa Publishing Company wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day!

Our next issue will be June 5, 2015.

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 News Flash

New healthcare campus breaks ground in Altoona

Ground was broken this week on an $18.5 million new healthcare campus at the corner of North Willson Drive and Spooner Avenue in Altoona. Grace Lutheran Foundation's new site will include at least thr...
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Marshfield Clinic to add on at Craig Road

The City of Eau Claire Plan Commission this week approved a site plan for a 17,500-square-foot addition to the south end of its main clinic at 2116 Craig Road. The addition will accommodate an overnig...
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 Business Bits
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Cheers Pablo to open franchise in Eau Claire

The City of Eau Claire License Review Committee approved a beer and liquor license for D3VEC, LLC, d/b/a Cheers Pablo, which is expected to open at 4212 Southtowne Drive in July. The Eau Claire City Council will act on the recommendation at its meeting on June 9th.

Altoona sells another parcel in River Prairie

TBL has learned that the Altoona City Council last week approved the sale of another one-acre parcel in the northwest quadrant of its River Prairie development to Arrowhead Properties, LLC, a division of Royal Construction.

Former steakhouse now known as Front Porch

A new restaurant called The Front Porch has opened in the location previously known as Picanha-The Brazilian Steakhouse, 5020 Keystone Crossing, Eau Claire. The new restaurant, which opened last Friday, May 8th, is owned by Mark Reams, who also owned Picanha.

Lazy Monk receives site plan approval to move

Lazy Monk Brewing, 320 Putnam St., Eau Claire, received site plan approval this week from the City of Eau Claire Plan Commission to move its operations to 97 W. Madison St., Eau Claire, the site of the former Charlson's Building & Design Showroom.



 Editorial

Joint Finance Committee's Decision

I am still trying to wrap my head around the state Joint Finance Committee's decision earlier this month to not approve a non-state grant to support the City of Eau Claire's proposed Confluence Project. In a straight party-line vote, the committee voted 12-4 to reject the $15 million grant for a $40 million performing arts cente... Read more.

On-Line Only Version Subscription

Beginning this week, paid subscribers to The Bottom Line will have the option to renew their print subscription, which includes access to The Bottom Line web site, for $90, or request an online-only version of the weekly business publication for $75. I am probably the last generation of individuals who like to hold on to their ... Read more.

JAMF Software

I was talking to a friend the other day who is generally not a very optimistic person. He was asking me what I thought of JAMF Software, the Minneapolis-based company that recently built a beautiful four-story building near Phoenix Park in downtown Eau Claire. My friend's biggest concern was whether JAMF would be around long eno... Read more.