Sunday, Nov. 23rd, 2014

Thanksgiving Weekend Buy Local Bonanza!


Get ready Eau Claire, because The Local Store's "Thanksgiving Weekend Buy Local Bonanza" runs November 26 – November 30! There'll be huge deals going on every day at the shop, including free stuff with your purchase, limited edition products (available only as long as supplies last), discounts on everything in the store, great events going on all weekend. Wednesday (Nov. 26) also marks the beginning of The Local Store's extended holiday hours: 9am–9pm Monday thru Saturday, and 11am–4pm Sunday.

To see all of this year's deals, click right here!

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Saturday, Nov. 22nd, 2014

Saturday Event Picks (Nov. 22)

Tonight, Eau Claire favorites o' yore Embellishment reunites for one-off show at the House of Rock.
Tonight, Eau Claire favorite o' yore The Embellishment reunites for a one-off show 
at the House of Rock.

From early in the morning and into the night – a lot of fine quality events occurring on Saturday. Wanna know what they are? Of course you do. Our picks are below. Check out the rest of Saturday here.

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Friday, Nov. 21st, 2014

"The best" sandwich from every state?

Recently, Business Insider took it upon themselves to designate "The Best Sandwich From Every US State" – in honor of this year's National Sandwich Day (hope you celebrated in style). Obviously, this is a pretty subjective list. But also obviously, sandwiches are awesome, so who cares? Some of these look pretty tasty. Check it out (lots of pictures).

For Wisconsin, they chose "Bratwurst with Cheese Curds." Now, I'm pretty sure they just chose a few "Sconnie things" and crammed them together into an imaginary sandwich, but that's OK. Sounds delightful. They say:

"This Midwestern state has a large German immigrant population, so it's no surprise its most famous sandwich contains classic bratwurst. Eat the sausage on a roll topped with mustard, sauerkraut, and cheese curds — another thing for which Wisconsin is well-known."

See a condensed rundown of the stately sandwiches from Mental Floss.

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Thursday, Nov. 20th, 2014

New in the Shop: Local Legends Tees

Volume One and The Local Store have launched a new series of limited-edition, vintage-style tees featuring the logos of famous former Chippewa Valley businesses we all knew and loved. We’re calling the series Local Legends – these are the designs YOU voted for last month. We took your top three design picks and created the handsome tees you see today. 

We've got Kerms Super Foods, London Square Mall, and Woo's Pagoda – stop into The Local Store for one of these vintage limited edition tees! $22 each.

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Danger Zone! Blue Angels back for 2015 Chippewa Valley Airshow

The Blue Angels defy death at the 201o Chippewa Valley Airshow.
The Blue Angels defy death at the 2010 Chippewa Valley Airshow.

The roar of freedom you will hear next Independence Day won’t just be fireworks: It will be the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the legendary aerobatic performance team, who will take part in the 2015 Chippewa Valley Airshow. A pair of pilots visited with organizers at the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport Nov. 18 and confirmed that the team will be part of the airshow next July 4-5. “We were confident in the Boy Scout’s ability to produce the show and decided to announce this afternoon our intentions to perform in Eau Claire in 2015,” said Capt. Jeff Kuss, Blue Angel No. 7, and narrator for the 2015 Blue Angel season. Matt Hill, executive for the Boy Scouts’ Chippewa Valley Council, said organizers are “beyond thrilled” about the Blue Angels’ participation. The Blue Angels had planned to perform in Eau Claire in 2013, but their season was truncated because of federal budget cuts. The loss of the Blue Angels, in turn, led to the cancellation of the 2013 air show. The 2015 airshow will be a major fundraiser for both the Boy Scouts and other community groups that help produce the event. Organizers say that further announcements about performing acts and event details will be announced in the coming weeks. To keep up with the latest, you can find the airshow’s Facebook page.

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