Hooters plans TC opening

EAST BAY TOWNSHIP - Hooters - the restaurant chain that made waves nationally in the '90s for its skimpy waitress uniforms and hiring practices - is facing a final round of approval May 2 to open a restaurant along East Bay Township's Miracle Mile.The project...

News is always changing…

Welcome to the new Traverse City Business News, formerly the Northwest Michigan Business News!We've completely redesigned the publication, adding more white space, more photos, and more readable typefaces.We've also launched a series of new regular features, including:- "Power in Numbers," a monthly feature that...

What happened to WiFi in TC?

TRAVERSE CITY - The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is continuing to work on a grant for free wireless internet downtown. "If we were able to get a grant, we would try to do at least the main streets - Front and State," said Rob Bacigalupi,...

New flavors heading downtown

TRAVERSE CITY - Pizza from around the world and fish from the Great Lakes will be two new options for hungry downtown workers and shoppers. Scalawags Whitefish & Chips is eyeing a late April/early May opening, and will be followed by Pangea's Pizza sometime in...

New options for treating ‘vastly undiagnosed’ problem

TRAVERSE CITY - Much medical emphasis has been placed on cardiac vascular disease, but there are other vascular territories that also need public attention. Approximately 10 million individuals nationwide are affected by Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD). It occurs when blood vessels that carry blood from...

The demand for plastic surgery continues to rise

TRAVERSE CITY - A nip here, a tuck there. When it comes to elective surgery, people are pouring some serious cash into surgical makeovers. Americans spent approximately $8.2 billion on cosmetic procedures last year, according to a 2005 statistical report compiled by The American Society...

Downtown shop talk

TRAVERSE CITY - Fifty-four retailers are currently waiting for space to open up in the downtown area, says Rob Bacigalupi, Deputy Director of the Downtown Development Authority. "Downtown's vacancy rate has been below 7% for the past eight years. "We're pretty excited about what is...

Changes in Benzie

- Bay Chrysler Jeep Dodge has taken over the former Case & Watson Chrysler dealership in Benzonia. Still in the same location and offering a full line of cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans. Call 231-882-4417.- Crystal Rentals, Inc. has moved from Benzonia to 11780 Chippewa...

New roaster is enjoying the ride

EMPIRE - As a professional cyclist - racing at the U.S. Pro National Championships four times - Derek Prechtl knows a thing or two about the daily grind: getting up every morning at 4:45 a.m. in order to get in three hours of cycling before...

Auto industry, divorce bring changes to GT Auto

TRAVERSE CITY - Grand Traverse Auto, the region's Ford dealer for 40 years, is on the front lines of difficult changes in the automotive industry. Ford's deteriorating market share, lackluster products, and financial woes nationally have been well documented. Here in the Grand Traverse region, Ford's...