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

bullet A local company plans to move to Altoona.

bullet A couple of area taverns have changed hands.

bullet A Menomonie firm recently received a loan to expand its business.

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

Menomonie Council approves land sale to Gordy’s

The Menomonie City Council this week approved the sale of 5.34 acres in the Stout Technology and Business Park to Gordy's County Market for $600,000. The property, which is located south of U.S. Highw...
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FedEx Ground to build new facility in Gateway

The City of Eau Claire Plan Commission this week approved a site plan for a 163,714-square-foot ground transport center for FedEx Ground. The new facility will be located across from the Nestle manufa...
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 Business Bits
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Keil buys parcel along South Hastings Way

TBL has learned that Mike Keil, the owner of Eau Claire Automotive Group, has finalized the acquisition of approximately two acres of land at 2019 and 2037 South Hastings Way from Hayworth Properties, LLC. MK Auto Group Properties, LLC, closed on the deal March 2nd.

Jimmy John’s looks at parcel by Menards

Foreman, LLC, the franchisee for three existing Jimmy John's Sub Shops in Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls, received site plan approval for a new store on the east side of Mercantile Drive, across from Menards on the city's west side.

River Country Co-op buys Bridge Stop stores

River Country Co-op, which has its corporate offices in Chippewa Falls, announced this week that it has finalized the purchase of four Bridge Stop convenience stores. The acquisition includes three gas/convenience stores in Eau Claire and one in Bloomer.

Beauty salon to more than double in size

Saxy Salon, 329 Water St., Eau Claire, will soon be adding more than 1,000 square feet to its space to house a new tanning salon and pedicure/manicure space.



 Editorial

Wisconsin Badger Basketball Fan

The past three weeks have been quite a ride for sports fans in Wisconsin. Even though the Milwaukee Brewers have gotten off to a slow start, baseball is back and the end of the Wisconsin Badger college basketball season was one to remember. When I moved to Wisconsin in May, 1987, I did not know much about Wisconsin sports. I wo... Read more.

Administrative Professionals

Most of us who rely on the telephone every day can tell right away how the conversation will go after speaking with the person who answers the call. Usually, the individual who answers the phone is a key person in the office and has the ability to connect the caller with any one of a number of decision-makers. And, it is the cal... Read more.

New Downtown Parking Ramp

I was pleased to see that the Eau Claire City Council this week approved construction of a three-level downtown parking ramp. Although I lean towards favoring a four-level ramp, I think it was prudent for the city council to at least show a commitment to building the first three levels so local developers see that the city is co... Read more.