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

bullet Leases are being signed for two office buildings in River Prairie.

bullet The Menomonie City Council will be addressing the land sale agreement with Gordy's.

bullet More land could soon be sold in River Prairie.

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

Mega and Gordy’s announce deal to acquire stores

Gordy's Market and Mega Co-op announced this week that they have reached an agreement that will allow each company to focus on their primary business. Under the new agreement, the Mega Co-op grocery s...
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Monk’s applies for liquor and beer license

Ryan Poppenga presented his plans this week at the City of Eau Claire License Review Committee for Poppenga Monks Inc., d/b/a Monk's Bar & Grill of Eau Claire, which will be located in the former ...
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Mayo announces fifth floor construction plans

Construction begins next month on the fifth floor of the Luther Building at 1221 Whipple St., Eau Claire. The project will replace 40 in-patient rooms currently located in the older part of the campus built in the 1970s.

Gorilla Dumpster Bags wins 2015 Idea Challenge

Gorilla Dumpster Bag - an innovation in the dumpster industry - won the 2015 Idea Challenge grand prize of $5,000 towards reimbursable business expenses. Steve Faacks and Chris Hansen presented with the other five finalists last week in front of a panel of judges.

City approves land sale in Sky Park Center

The Eau Claire City Council last week approved the sale of a lot in the Sky Park Industrial Center to Wilmax Properties, LLC. The company, which is a real estate holding company for Documation, also located in Sky Park, purchased the 1.8 acres of property for $40,500.

EC City Council approves loan to Oxbow Hotel

The Eau Claire City Council last week approved a $75,000 loan to the owners of the Oxbow Hotel, the former Green Tree Inn & Suites in downtown Eau Claire.



 Editorial

President Obama's last State-of-the Union Address

As I watched President Obama's last State-of-the-Union address this week, I had to remind myself that when Obama took office, he had a challenge that no rational person would ever want. With the Great Depression that began in 2008, high gas prices and a $1.3 trillion deficit, any sitting president would have to overcome tremendo... Read more.

Grocery Stores Changing Hands

When Mega Foods closed its grocery store in Chippewa Falls a few years ago, it was apparent to me at the time that Mega Co-op was losing market share to its competitors in the region. The announcement this week that Mega Co-op was selling three of its stores to Gordy's Market, including Mega West in Eau Claire, did not surprise ... Read more.

New Credit Card Scam

I recently received an e-mail from a subscriber who wanted to get the word out about a clever new credit card scam. With the holidays approaching soon, it's important that consumers are aware of the various ways that scammers can dupe customers into providing valuable credit card information without knowing that they were being ... Read more.