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

bullet More land will likely be sold in the River Prairie development in Altoona.

bullet We should know more about a downtown Menomonie hotel coming to fruition.

bullet A downtown ice cream set to open in April will likely be asking the City of Eau Claire for help.

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 Happy Independence Day!!

There will be NO ISSUE of The Bottom Line: July 7, 2017 due to 4th of July week.

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

Our next issue will be July 14, 2017.

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 News Flash

Brewery deal gets approved by RDA

The City of Eau Claire's Redevelopment Authority (RDA) approved a project for allow The Brewing Projekt to relocate its small brewery at 2000 North Oxford Avenue to a nearby building at 1807 North Oxf...
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Commonweal secures retailer that is interested in south side

Land that has been a sand mine for nine of the last 45 years could become the home of a new retail development off Interstate 94 on the far side of the City of Eau Claire. According to Commonweal Deve...
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 Business Bits
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Rail proponents press ahead with plans for EC-St. Paul line

High-speed rail could soon be coming to the Chippewa Valley after a study is completed later this fall, according to Scott Rogers, Chairman of the West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition.

City of Menomonie surges to building permits valued at $39.8 mil

The City of Menomonie in 2016 did not set any records, but recorded building valuations of $39.8 million last year. According to John Dahl, Chief Building Inspector for the City of Menomonie, it was a pretty solid year all-in-all.

K&M is sold to Brian Johnson

K&M Landscaping, 631 E. Madison Street, Eau Claire, has been sold to Brian Johnson, a private investor.

CV Airport Passenger traffic climbs in 2016

Annual airline passenger numbers are in for 2016, according to Airport Director Charity Zich. Total airline passengers arriving and departing the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport increased nine percent for 2016 when compared to the same period in 2015.



 Editorial

What democrats should resist in picking new party

Democrats are showing signs of life after November's shocking election losses. They are energized and turning out in large numbers for marches and two halls. They chief adversary, President Donald Trump, has low approval ratings and is prone to self-inflicted wounds. Yet, as they convene in Atlanta to select their new party chai... Read more.

Do not repeal and replace ACA. Retain it and Repair it

When President Obama was in office, Republicans made a mantra of their call to "repeal and replace" his signature health care program. But now that they are actually in a position to do something, they are flummoxed. They have no place for a replacement anywhere near as robust as Obamacare. They cannot even agree on what a sign... Read more.

Air travel gets more basic

Can air travel get any more miserable than it already is? The answer is yes. And major airlines are happy to bring you this new experience. United will introduce its new experience called "Basic Economy" fare early next year, selling a ticket on certain routes that offers, well, nothing except getting you to wherever you are goi... Read more.