Mike Pare (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6318
E-mail: mpare@timesfreepress.com
Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor's degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before coming to Chattanooga. Contact Mike at 423-757-6318 or mpare@timesfreepress.com

North Shore eatery closes as restaurant industry sees changes

Published Oct. 19 2017

Chattanooga's North Shore has lost an eatery with Full Moon American Burger and Bar closing after about 18 months as...

Chattanooga Airport likely to set record high in passenger boardings

Published Oct. 17 2017

With a new annual high expected this year for passenger boardings, Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport officials are looking at the possibility...

Chattz closes location near Chattanooga's riverfront

Published Oct. 17 2017

Chattz at the Block closed its coffee and wine bar over the weekend, another in a handful of food and...

Chattanooga-Atlanta bullet train could lure millions of air travelers to Chattanooga airport

Published Oct. 15 2017

"It's the flights, stupid."

First Watch to open North Shore eatery

Published Oct. 15 2017

Saying the breakfast, brunch and lunch segment is the fastest growing in the restaurant industry, a group plans to bring...

High-end townhomes planned for Chattanooga's Southside

Published Oct. 13 2017

A Chattanooga developer is planning to build high-end townhomes in a $5 million project in the center of the Southside...

Proposed 21-room North Shore hotel would rise 4 stories above Frazier Avenue

Published Oct. 11 2017

A 21-room hotel is proposed for the site of a longtime North Shore restaurant building next to the Walnut Street...

Hotel proposed for old Northside Lunch building site on North Shore

Published Oct. 10 2017

A developer is proposing to put a five-level hotel at 202 Frazier Ave.

Planners OK two new Chattanooga residential projects

Published Oct. 10 2017

Three proposed new Chattanooga residential projects drew fire from neighbors Monday, with a pair receiving a planning panel's approval and...

Mann+Hummel mans up in Dunlap [photos]

Published Oct. 8 2017

What began in 2011 as a plan by automotive supplier Mann+Hummel USA to open a plant with about 150 workers...

Luxury lodging: Westin hotel opens Monday in former BlueCross headquarters

Published Oct. 7 2017

Monday's planned opening of the new Westin hotel in downtown Chattanooga is the result of "a vision we didn't think...

Engineered Floors has definitive deal to buy Beaulieu

Published Oct. 6 2017

Engineered Floors has executed a definitive agreement.

American Bicycle Group expands at Chattanooga plant

Published Oct. 6 2017

American Bicycle Group is adding a new paint and assembly line at its facility.

Black Creek developer: More Chattanooga tax-increment financing 'a good idea'

Published Oct. 5 2017

Upping the use of tax-increment financing in Chattanooga is "a good idea," says a developer who holds the city's only...

CBL rebrands itself as CBL Properties to better fit its strategy

Published Oct. 5 2017

A Chattanooga company with deep roots in the city is rebranding itself to better fit its strategy.

Passageways 2.0 seeks to enliven even more alleyways with art

Published Oct. 4 2017

A competition is kicking off to breathe life into a forgotten downtown Chattanooga alley behind a new 10-story apartment building...

VW, most other carmakers see stronger September sales

Published Oct. 4 2017

Volkswagen of America posted September sales that climbed by a third over a year ago, driven largely by demand for...

Chattanooga officials expect more tax-increment financing projects

Published Oct. 3 2017

Chattanooga officials said Tuesday they expect future road and other infrastructure projects to come before the city seeking tax-increment financing...

VW sales climb 33.2 percent last month on SUVs

Published Oct. 3 2017

Volkswagen of America today reported that September sales jumped.

Greentech plans 137 new homes off Dayton Boulevard

Published Oct. 3 2017

A Chattanooga developer is seeking rezoning for nearly 50 acres off Dayton Boulevard to put in a new residential subdivision...