Posted: March 23, 2017 In The Press: Minnesota Monthly Magazine
"Eau Claire has more plans for downtown revitalization in the works, including an ambitious arts center and public plaza adjoining a new mixed-use residential-retail development. In many small cities, economic growth tends to mean generic chain stores and a bland aesthetic. But, here, there’s local music playing on the outdoor sound system, local art at the galleries, such as the lovely new 200 Main, and more of both those things, as well as gifts, gadgets, and apparel, at a place literally called the Local Store. The city is on its way to proving that it can both evolve and preserve its uniqueness."