Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 3, 2013

Coming Thursday: Stella spin-off on Front Street

— TRAVERSE CITY — Owners of the renowned Trattoria Stella will open a second restaurant downtown in a proposed building project that’s unusual because the developers won’t ask for public money to offset their costs.

Tim Pulliam and Steve Morse, founders of the energy efficiency firm Keen Technical Solutions, propose to construct a two-story building on the southwest corner of Front and Cass streets to house a Stella spin-off in an environmentally sustainable and energy efficient building. The two entrepreneurs said they have no interest in pursuing public funding — or the associated politics that accompanied and undercut previous development attempts on the corner.

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