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

bullet A rehab facility in Menomonie will soon be expanding and relocating.

bullet A new Water Street retail/office project will be unveiled soon.

bullet A plan is in the works that will impact the lower west side of 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 Good Bye Summer

There will be NO ISSUE of The Bottom Line on August 29, 2014 due to the Labor Day Holiday Weekend.

Our next issue will be September 5, 2014. 


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Woodman's to start construction soon in Altoona

Janesville,WI-based Woodman's Food Market Inc., which acquired a 40.25-acre parcel in the southwest quadrant of River Prairie in Altoona from Weiss Commercial Real Estate last September, will begin co...
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CVTC Board approves funds for Energy Center

The Chippewa Valley Technical College Board late last week approved funding in its 2014-15 budget for construction of a $10.3 million Energy Education Center on CVTC's West Campus that has been in the...
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 Business Bits

Sacred Heart buys old Markquart facility

TBL has learned that Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire has finalized the acquisition of the 12,000-square-foot building at 1111 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, from Markquart Enterprises, LLC.

Former Ramada will be called the Lismore Hotel

Zach Halmstad, owner of JAMF Software in downtown Eau Claire, announced last week that the new name of the former Ramada Convention Center in downtown Eau Claire will be called The Lismore Hotel, 205 S. Barstow Street. The new entity is expected to open by January, 2015.

Former Kemp's land sold to Hatch Trust

TBL has learned that approximately 14 acres located at 4115 Robin Rd., Eau Claire, has been sold by a partnership to the Hatch Family Trust. The parcel, which is occupied by four industrial buildings that occupy about 32,000 square feet of space, will continued to be leased to commercial users.

Bloomer grocer to add sports and hardware

Shadick's Price-Rite Foods, which has been owned by Pat and Sandy Shadick since 1985, will soon be adding a sporting goods and hardware store at 1502 16th Ave., Bloomer. The couple purchased Joe's Family Market, 1303 Main St., Bloomer, last October and have since moved the grocery store into that 18,000-square-foot facility.


Parking Ticket Follow-Up

My most recent column about being ticketed for parking in a handicapped parking zone created quite a stir. First of all, I received a phone call from the Deputy Chief of Police and had a pleasant discussion about the city's outside service contractor that handles parking ticket disputes. The police officer explained to me his fr... Read more.

Parking Ticket

I have parked in the same location in front of my downtown office for the past 20 years. It is a space that is just inside the white line that indicates a space dedicated for handicapped drivers. Two weeks ago, I was shocked to see a ticket on my vehicle for having parked in a handicapped parking zone. I drove around downtown s... Read more.

Cable Television

I made the trek this week to the Charter Communications office in Altoona to pick up my new cable television box so I could take advantage of the high-definition signal that the cable company has been rolling out this month. Usually, there are more sales clerks than there are customers in the building. But to my surprise, there ... Read more.