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

Food City to close Brainerd store

Published Aug. 14 2018

Food City officials announced today the grocer plans to close its 4011 Brainerd Road store in September.

McDonald's investing $168 million in Tennessee, including self-order kiosks

Published Aug. 14 2018

McDonald's announced today that the company and its franchisees are investing about $168 million in Tennessee in 2018 and 2019...

Moxy to bring a new type of boutique hotel downtown

Published Aug. 13 2018

When Chattanooga hotel developer Hiren Desai decided to try to land a new, hip Moxy Hotel for downtown's Southside, the...


Work begins on M.L. King extension, fulfilling 100-year-old vision, officials say

Published Aug. 9 2018

Work started Thursday on a key link from West M.L. King Boulevard to Chattanooga's riverfront that officials said fulfills a...

VW Chattanooga relaunches training effort

Published Aug. 8 2018

Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant is rebooting a key training initiative as it keeps up with the technology upgrades the automaker is...

$11 million proposal calls for 'garden-style' apartments in Hamilton Place area

Published Aug. 7 2018

A Chattanooga development group is seeking rezoning for a so-called new type of garden-style apartment complex on a tract of...

German company to start operations at former DuPont plant site

Published Aug. 2 2018

A German company has bought 28 acres of the former DuPont plant site in Chattanooga where it plans to manufacture...

Chattanooga-made VW Atlas sales in July hit record

Published Aug. 1 2018

Volkswagen's Chattanooga- made Atlas SUV had its best month ever in July, racking up sales of 6,499 units and helping...

CBL reports lower second quarter results

Published Aug. 1 2018

Chattanooga-based shopping center operator CBL Properties Wednesday reported lower funds from operations in the second quarter compared to a year...

Manufacturing makeovers: Redeveloping Chattanooga industrial sites for offices, homes, stores

Published Aug. 1 2018

When David Paschall and partners joined to form the Transparency Health investment fund in Chattanooga that focuses on health care...

Redefining retail: CBL, other developers work amid changing environment

Published Aug. 1 2018

Chattanooga-based shopping center operator CBL Properties is stepping up the redevelopment of its huge expanse of retail space as the...

Former Velsicol Chemical site readied for sale

Published Aug. 1 2018

A longtime South Chattanooga manufacturing site is ready for a new user, according to a real estate broker.

Future Lookouts stadium entering key time, owner says

Published Jul. 31 2018

One of the Chattanooga Lookouts' general partners says he sees this fall as a key time in talks that could...

South Broad Street Publix developer withdraws planning commission case

Published Jul. 31 2018

The developer of a proposed Publix supermarket off South Broad Street is pulling its request for a zoning change before...

Weigel's advancing on Chattanooga

Published Jul. 30 2018

Weigel's convenience store chain is now looking at marching into the Chattanooga market in late 2019 as the company readies...

Consumer group hits VW over diesel sales, VW calls actions 'a campaign of misinformation'

Published Jul. 30 2018

A consumer group is chastising Volkswagen's efforts to return to the marketplace many of the vehicles it bought back in...

Bright futures: Chattanooga State, Cleveland State go green with solar, wildlife programs

Published Jul. 29 2018

So-called "green" jobs are generating a swirl of interest in the marketplace, and a pair of Southeast Tennessee community colleges...

Hyundai dealership opens in Ringgold

Published Jul. 26 2018

Mountain View Auto Group has opened a new Hyundai dealership in Ringgold, Ga., with the aim of becoming the brand's...

Nokian Tyres rolls toward 2019 startup [photos]

Published Jul. 25 2018

Construction is on track for Nokian Tyres' new plant to start making tires in the second half of 2019, and...

Casino planned for CBL mall in Pennsylvania

Published Jul. 25 2018

Chattanooga-based CBL Properties and two other companies today announced plans to develop a 100,000-square-foot casino and entertainment complex at a...