Mike Pare (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6318
E-mail: mpare@timesfreepress.com
Bio:
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

M.L. King extension to Chattanooga waterfront gets OK for work to start

Published Dec. 21 2018

Work is expected to start in January on the planned new link from West M.L. King Boulevard to Chattanooga's waterfront...

Chattanooga Airport staying ahead of record growth

Published Dec. 20 2018

Chattanooga Airport experienced its busiest month ever in October as boardings surged past 50,000 passengers for the first time, according...

City of Chattanooga OK's Patten Towers deal, gives new buyer tax break

Published Dec. 19 2018

A nearly $10 million renovation of Patten Towers, the first full makeover of the downtown Chattanooga high-rise for the elderly...


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Bingo's Market to reopen at Patten Towers in downtown Chattanooga

Published Dec. 18 2018

Bingo's Market will reopen in Patten Towers next spring.

Chattanooga Airport adds parking spaces, raises fees

Published Dec. 17 2018

Chattanooga Airport officials on Monday OK'd constructing a 520-space economy parking lot with shuttle service to the terminal as Lovell...

New Chattanooga riverfront office building filling up

Published Dec. 14 2018

A new downtown Chattanooga office building has landed its second major medical tenant and the developer has leased about two-thirds...

VW Chattanooga plant workers meet with management about time off during 3-day shutdown

Published Dec. 14 2018

A group of Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant employees met Friday with factory management over a proposed change in the use...

Work on 151 apartments, 12 townhouses in downtown Chattanooga's riverfront to start in 2019

Published Dec. 13 2018

A developer on Thursday won city approval to move ahead on one of the biggest apartment and commercial projects ever...

New boutique hotel set for Chattanooga's Southside

Published Dec. 12 2018

A new boutique hotel is slated for Chattanooga's Southside that will aim for the millennial market, offering a so-called speakeasy...

Chattanooga-made Passat is fully redesigned for 2020 model

Published Dec. 12 2018

While Tennessee and Volkswagen officials eye a possible future expansion of the German automaker in Chattanooga, the initial vehicle produced...

Mars marks milestones at M&M's plant in Cleveland, Tennessee

Published Dec. 11 2018

Candy maker Mars marked two milestones on Tuesday at its M&M's production plant here — the start of a $142...

Gov. Haslam says Volkswagen expansion in Chattanooga 'next logical step'

Published Dec. 11 2018

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday the state is "in the middle of serious conversations" with Volkswagen about the carmaker...

Chattanooga's East Main Street may see more commercial and housing projects

Published Dec. 10 2018

A pair of East Main Street sites could hold multimillion-dollar commercial and housing projects after the parcels won rezoning approval...

Some Jasper Highlands residents upset with developer John 'Thunder' Thornton

Published Dec. 7 2018

Some residents of the mountaintop community of Jasper Highlands are upset with developer John "Thunder" Thornton, saying his company is...

Hundreds of new housing units planned off South Broad Street in Chattanooga

Published Dec. 6 2018

One of the biggest new housing and commercial projects in the South Broad Street corridor in years is planned with...

Chattanooga zoning board votes to re-hear South Broad Publix case

Published Dec. 5 2018

After voting down a developer's plan last month for a Publix store on South Broad Street, a Chattanooga zoning panel...

South Broad Street Publix plan may come up again before zoning board

Published Dec. 4 2018

A vote last month that turned down a developer's plan for a Publix store on South Broad Street may be...

Hamilton Place Sears to see office space in makeover

Published Dec. 3 2018

In a first for its national mall portfolio, CBL Properties plans to put a large chunk of office space into...

Volkswagen posts drop in U.S. sales

Published Dec. 3 2018

Volkswagen of America on Monday reported that November sales fell 8 percent over the same month a year ago as...

Riverfront apartment site going into Tennessee's brownfield program

Published Dec. 3 2018

Two downtown Chattanooga parking lots, slated to hold one of the biggest-ever apartment and commercial projects near the riverfront, are...