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

New grocery store proposed for Walden on Signal Mountain along with more office and retail space

Published Apr. 4 2019

A developer is again seeking to put a new grocery store on Signal Mountain as part of a larger project.

Volkswagen's Passat sets 30 million mark worldwide

Published Apr. 4 2019

Volkswagen's Passat midsize sedan has hit the 30 million vehicle production mark and is the best-selling model ever in its...

Chattanooga-based trucking company Covenant plans multimillion-dollar driver training complex in Lookout Valley

Published Apr. 3 2019

Covenant Transport plans to spend from $12 million to $15 million to build and equip a driver training and dormitory...

Stevarino's restaurant to open soon on Chattanooga's North Shore

Published Apr. 2 2019

Steve Flynn says that workmen known as "wall dogs" used to go around and paint advertisements on the side of...

Chattanooga-made Atlas SUV helps power Volkswagen's U.S. sales in March, first quarter

Published Apr. 2 2019

Volkswagen of America today reported March sales climbed 14 percent over a year ago with the Chattanooga-made Atlas posting its...

CraftWorks moves headquarters to Nashville, now operates Logan's Roadhouse, Big River Grille, Old Chicago Pizza

Published Apr. 1 2019

A national restaurant company that had its corporate headquarters in Chattanooga has shifted its home office to Nashville and apparently...

The downtown Chattanooga draw: Central city appeals to differing age groups

Published Apr. 1 2019

David Wiles says his wife, Lea Anne, grew up in Hixson but moved away from the Scenic City for about...

Mixed-use space on Chattanooga's Southside: Old knitting mill building seeks new owner

Published Apr. 1 2019

An old knitting mill facility in the heart of downtown Chattanooga's Southside has a new use, and it's seeking a...

Premier Truck Group dealership adding multimillion-dollar sales office in Ringgold, Georgia

Published Mar. 31 2019

The Premier Truck Group dealership in Northwest Georgia is expanding its presence with the construction of a multimillion-dollar used vehicle...

Volkswagen begins assembling Atlas Cross Sport SUV in Chattanooga

Published Mar. 29 2019

Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant has hit the start button to initially assemble its newest product, the five-seat Atlas Cross Sport SUV,...

Shuford's barbecue restaurant finds temporary home in Red Bank

Published Mar. 29 2019

Shuford's barbecue restaurant on Signal Mountain Road, which closed after a mudslide leveled a nearby business last month, has found...

John Ross Building in Chattanooga's riverfront area gets new owner, could see restaurant, hotel, car club

Published Mar. 28 2019

One of the last high-profile undeveloped buildings in downtown Chattanooga's riverfront area has a new owner who aims to leverage...

Shares of Chattanooga-based CBL & Associates Properties fall nearly 25 percent amid plans to suspend its dividend

Published Mar. 27 2019

Shares of CBL & Associates Properties Inc. fell to a new low on Wednesday amid plans to suspend its dividend...

Volkswagen and Amazon are teaming up to create a cloud-based industrial digital production platform

Published Mar. 27 2019

Volkswagen and Amazon are teaming up to create a cloud-based industrial digital production platform.

New preschool, retail space planned for Chattanooga's North Shore

Published Mar. 26 2019

The Goddard School, a private preschool and daycare with locations in 36 states, is slated to anchor a planned new...

CBL sets aside $90 million to settle class action suit

Published Mar. 26 2019

Chattanooga-based CBL Properties said Tuesday it would suspend payment of its dividend for two quarters and set aside $90 million...

Biggest-ever revamp for Hamilton Place mall in Chattanooga to turn Sears into retail, restaurant, office space starts

Published Mar. 25 2019

The biggest-ever revamp at Hamilton Place mall has started, with demolition underway at the former Sears store to make it...

Bluewater Grille has closed in downtown Chattanooga

Published Mar. 25 2019

Bluewater Grille, a restaurant on Broad Street near Chattanooga's waterfront, has closed after 13 years.

Dalton's business pitch competition aims to repeat success after seeing last year's winner win an investment on 'Shark Tank'

Published Mar. 24 2019

Dalton, Georgia, 13-year-old Tripp Phillips said appearing on the hit TV show "Shark Tank" to pitch his business idea was...

Bill Lee says school voucher effort is 'important' to Chattanooga and would strengthen funding to public schools

Published Mar. 22 2019

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Friday doubled down on his school voucher proposal, saying there's "a lot of misunderstanding about...