Biz Buzz

. October 1, 2013.
flatout

^ Saline-based flatbread bakery, Flatout Inc., founded by husband-and-wife team Mike and Stacey Marsh, is seeking the approval of the Saline City Council for a tax abatement to allow them to make a $1.5 million investment in their Saline facility. The five-year abatement would cover a new silo, a sifter, an X-ray system and a new manufacturing line. flatoutbread.com

The Stone Chalet Bed & Breakfast Inn, located at 1917 Washtenaw Avenue, in Ann Arbor, is on making major repairs and renovations. Formerly known as Vitosha Guest Haus Inn, owners Lana Hawkins and her husband Mike Soltis purchased the four-building bed and breakfast in July. stonechalet.com


The Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority is planning on moving into the Ypsilanti City Hall. Officials say that the agency’s move will save the DDA money, bring slightly more revenue to the city, and enhance coordination with other governmental entities. ypsilantidda.org.


Toyota plans to invest nearly $30 million in its Ann-Arbor area Toyota Technical Center, creating 60 new jobs. Senior vice president of automotive operations, Bob Carter, said that the Japanese-based automaker is investing to develop engines and automatic transmission for its vehicles in North America. toyota.com