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

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport growth fuels study, better gateway

Published Aug. 27 2018

In a first for the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport area, the city is hitting the jets on efforts to leverage Lovell...

CBL closes on $21.5 million sale of Georgia shopping center

Published Aug. 27 2018

CBL Properties on Monday announced it closed on the sale of Statesboro Crossing, a community center located in Statesboro, Georgia,...

Hotel pipeline full in downtown Chattanooga

Published Aug. 27 2018

Ten hotel projects in downtown Chattanooga are either under construction or on the drawing board with news that more lodging...

Developer raising new retail centers in $18 million project

Published Aug. 24 2018

Two new retail centers are going up as a developer tries to take advantage of growing areas off Interstate-75 near...

Chattanooga's VW Passat GT named a 'top car for commute'

Published Aug. 24 2018

The Chattanooga-based Passat GT has been named as one of CarGurus' "top cars for your commute."

Dalton mall to see Sears, JCPenney space demolished, name change

Published Aug. 23 2018

A multimillion-dollar plan to save Walnut Square Mall in Dalton, Georgia, will involve tearing down the former Sears and JCPenney...

Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce leading new community visioning effort

Published Aug. 22 2018

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce is spearheading a new visioning initiative aimed at helping cast Hamilton County's future over...

Parking deck, expanded concourse, more gates eyed by Chattanooga airport plan

Published Aug. 20 2018

Within reach of a half-million passenger boardings by year's end, Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport officials are looking at meeting future parking...

Chattanooga's CBL Properties marks four decades

Published Aug. 19 2018

CBL Properties has reacted to changes among retailers and consumers in the four decades in the life of the Chattanooga-based...

State of Confusion hits Chattanooga's Southside [video]

Published Aug. 17 2018

Fletcher Thompson says the new State of Confusion restaurant and bar sits "in the bullseye" of downtown Chattanooga's sizzling Southside.

VW global sales climb in July

Published Aug. 17 2018

Volkswagen Group deliveries jumped 10.6 percent in July on the strength of sales in Europe and South America.

Apartments, dorms continue downtown Chattanooga housing surge

Published Aug. 16 2018

The wave of new housing washing over downtown Chattanooga is continuing as two of the biggest of the projects have...


Hogshead, Fitzgerald apartments, Jefferson's sold for $11 million

Published Aug. 14 2018

Part of a historic downtown city block holding some of Chattanooga's oldest apartment buildings has been sold.

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...