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Tue. Aug. 4th, 2015

Living the Wild Life

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Hunting & fishing are deep rooted & beloved pastimes for many many Wisconsinites. These sturdy trout, antler, and mallard bottle openers are a perfect gift for the hunter or fisherman in your life. Their sleek design and great functionality is ideal for any outdoorsman. $20 each.

Tue. Jul. 28th, 2015

The Local Store: Part of the Eaux Claires Experience

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It's been over a week since the very-much-talked-about Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival swept through our humble city. We're still catching our breath and coming down from the incredible experience(s) provided by the Chippewa Valley's newest large-scale ...

Fri. Jul. 24th, 2015

There You Are!

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EAU CLAIRE: You Are Here – One of our $8, 8.5" x 11" mini prints.

Thu. Jul. 16th, 2015

Eaux Claires: 600 Square Feet of The Local Store

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The Local Store will be at this weekend's much-anticipated Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival (July 17 & 18) in a very big way – 600 square feet of the festival grounds are all ours. You'll find us anchoring a village of local businesses – right inside the main festival gate!

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Jul. 6th, 2015

Super Kubb Tee

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Just in time for the US National Kubb Championship – held every July here in Eau Claire – The Local Store has released what we feel is one of the very coolest kubb shirts in the world – yes world! By city decree, Eau Claire is the "Kubb Capital of North America" and The Local Store has always been ...

Wed. Jun. 17th, 2015

The Local Store's 4th Anniversary Sale Weekend!

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Join us Friday and Saturday (June 26 and 27) for a sale in celebration of The Local Store's 4th Anniversary! We'll have fun stuff and great deals going on all weekend! Receive 10-25% OFF storewide AND receive a $5 gift card when you spend $50 or more. See you there!

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Jun. 12th, 2015

Behold: The Local Store's New 'Local Legends' Tee

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You! It was all you! You voted in The Local Store's most recent Local Legends poll to create limited-edition, vintage-style tees featuring the logos of famous former area businesses – the ones we all know and love. Our past winners include Kerm's, Woo's Pagoda, and London Square. Well ...

Wed. Jun. 3rd, 2015

Wisconsin Bike Week 2015 at The Local Store

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This year, the Wisconsin Bike Fed switched it up a bit in regards to their routine event schedule. Their annual Bike to Work Week, usually held in mid-May, has transformed into "Wisconsin Bike Week" taking place from June 6–13 to celebrate all things cycling ...

Wed. May. 27th, 2015

Get Some Wisconsin on You

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New at The Local Store! These pendants take your favorite homey locations or phrases and captures them in a classic vintage-style pendant with a 24" chain. Choose from various maps of Wisconsin and ...

Wed. May. 20th, 2015

In The Local Store: Perry & Butler

by Local Store Shopkeep

May turned into a huge month for the Chippewa Valley lit scene, with many new titles released, including Michael Perry's first foray into adult fiction – The Jesus Cow – and a collection of short stories from Nickolas Butler – Beneath the Bonfire. The Local Store is stocked up these new titles, plus both authors' previous bestsellers.

Tue. Apr. 28th, 2015

You Can't Loozie with These Koozies

by Local Store Shopkeep

Wisconsinites tend to keep a drink in hand. If that's the case for you, showing your Sconnie pride whilst keeping your drink cold, insulated, and in style has never been easier. Just slip your beverage into one these knit, one-size-fits-all koozies featuring some fantastic home-y designs. $12 each!

Tue. Apr. 21st, 2015

Light It Up

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New at The Local Store – locally made candles in a variety of shapes, sizes, and scents! Local candle-maker Laurie shares,"Making candles has been a passionate hobby and given me a creative outlet for over forty years. It's great to be able share my products with you and The Local Store!"

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Apr. 9th, 2015

Snuggle Time at The Local Store!

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These adorable bear, fox, and piglet friends are cuddly and individually handmade with up-cycled materials right here in Eau Claire, Wisconsin by Kristi at kiki b omi designs – from her home to yours. Children, adults, and Wisconsinites ...

Tue. Mar. 31st, 2015

Wisconsin Cracks Open a Cold One

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This 6.5" x 7" Wisconsin Bottle Opener is handmade right up north – from American Pine with a sturdy, cast iron "Open Here" mount. And it's one of our most popular new items at The Local Store! It shows off your love for Wisconsin, but ...

Sun. Mar. 22nd, 2015

Keep the Vino Fresh with Wisco Wine Stoppers

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Have you ever wished you could show off your Wisconsin or Eau Claire pride atop your wine bottle? Well now you can with these new Eau Claire and Wisconsin bottle stoppers from The Local Store. Designed in-house by the V1 staff and produced ...

Sat. Mar. 14th, 2015

Eating Local With Your Little One

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This adorable Eat Local Bib was made right here in Wisconsin by family-run company Midwest Family Life. The delightful baby bib features our beloved home state and a favorite phrase of ours: “eat local.” The fabric is 100% organic cotton with ...

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Mar. 10th, 2015

Aero Flynn Releases Self-Titled Debut

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More than a decade ago, Josh Scott and Amateur Love were a vital part of the Eau Claire music scene. Aero Flynn marks his official return, and those who have waited for more of Scott's songwriting will not be disappointed. The nine song album was ...

Thu. Mar. 5th, 2015

Drink Up: City of Eau Claire Beer Stein

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Our new Eau Claire beer stein was designed in-house and is ideal for any beverage-loving Eau Clairian. Love Eau Claire? Love beer, soda, juice, milk, and/or cool, refreshing water? Then why not wet your whistle with the help of this ...

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Mar. 2nd, 2015

Kids Think Plaid Is Rad

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Keep your little Wisconsinite warm & cozy this winter in this adorable red plaid hat and mitten set - complete with Northwoods pride and tiny bear tracks. The super soft 100% polyester micro-fiber suede and faux shearling lining ...

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Feb. 26th, 2015

The Local Store takes home two awards!

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Last night (Feb. 25), The Local Store took home two awards at Downtown Eau Claire, Inc.'s annual awards banquet. It was an honor to be nominated along with so many other fantastic local businesses, shops, and individuals.

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Feb. 24th, 2015

S. Carey Releases Super New Supermoon EP

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Local singer, songwriter, and jack-of-all-instruments Sean Carey is back with a fresh take on older material! Recorded during the supermoon of August 2014, this six-song EP is a stripped down exploration of songs from S. Carey's first two ...

Tue. Feb. 10th, 2015

WI Trinket Box: Sconnie Style Storage

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New at The Local Store and adorned with vintage Wisconsin imagery like cows, wood violets, and our state seal, this functional Wisconsin Trinket box is equipped to hold all your favorite goodies. Whether its jewelry, knick knacks, or trinkets ...

Wed. Feb. 4th, 2015

A Stately Skillet

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Wisconsin-shaped food enthusiasts rejoice! This heavy duty Wisconsin Shaped Cast Iron Skillet is the real deal. This already seasoned high quality ironware will last you your whole sweet-n-savory Wisconsin life. It also looks tasty just hanging ...

Thu. Jan. 22nd, 2015

Pretty, Pretty Stoneware

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These beautiful stoneware pieces are designed in-house and made in Wisconsin by our local partner, Sunset Hill Stoneware. They’re hand-thrown pottery pieces that are hand-adhered, hand-dipped in glaze, and … well you get it – completely made by hand.

Thu. Jan. 15th, 2015

Get the Pack on Your Back

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What’s that you say? You’ve been looking for a Packers t-shirt that's light on the logo and heavy on the skull? Well, these Wiskullsin tees command you to stop looking.

Fri. Jan. 9th, 2015

The 'Homegrown' Print

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One of our favorite new products this winter, the Wisconsin Homegrown Print was designed in-house by Volume One's designers and printed locally by the capable hands of Ambient Inks. Show off your home-state pride with this woodgrain ode to ...

Tue. Dec. 23rd, 2014

New Year’s 2015 Winter Blast Sale!

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Running through Saturday, Jan. 3. That's 8 days of deals in which we offer ... many things.

Sat. Dec. 20th, 2014

Let's light it up!

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Some of our best-selling goods: candles from Chippewa Valley Candle Co. They're made naturally with soy wax so they burn clean – not emitting toxins or producing unpleasant candle soot and they burn for up to 100 hours ...

Mon. Dec. 15th, 2014

New this Season: Stoneware

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These beautiful stoneware pieces are designed in-house and made in Wisconsin by our local partner, Sunset Hill Stoneware. They're hand-thrown pottery pieces that are hand-adhered, hand-dipped in glaze, and well you get it - completely made ...

Sat. Dec. 13th, 2014

Takin' It to the Streets

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This brand new Eau Claire Streets Tee was designed in-house by the designers at VOlume One and printed locally by Ambient Inks. It commemorates some of the most iconic routes in Eau Claire with a sleek, simple design. $22

Wed. Dec. 10th, 2014

VOTE: 2014 Local Store Holiday Coloring Contest

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Each Saturday morning at 10am kids can pick from a handful of local coloring pages to color here or at home and enter to win a $50 Local Store Gift Card!

Wed. Dec. 10th, 2014

Find Your Mittens, Cats and Kittens!

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Winters in Wisconsin are no joke, which makes staying warm and sporting local pride a pretty serious matter. Fear not, the Local Store has the perfect Strategy of Warmth (SOW). We suggest busting out your front door wearing fantastic knit ...

Wed. Dec. 10th, 2014

Sweetening Up the Holidays

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The charming historic building at 205 N. Dewey Street (home to the Volume One World Headquarters) was originally built as a candy factory in the late 1800s. For several decades, the R.L. Meader Company created delectable treats right here ...

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Dec. 9th, 2014

Saturday, Dec. 13: Michael Perry in the V1 Gallery

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New York Times bestselling author (and Chippewa Valley native) Michael Perry has just released a new book titled Scavengers. Scavengers is a young adult novel that has been described as Little House on the Prairie meets Mad Max. On Saturday ...

Mon. Dec. 8th, 2014

Baskets o' Goods

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Check out those baskets! Our gift baskets are assembled in-house, and everything we include in them is Wisconsin- and Chippewa Valley-focused. Pick from gift-worthy and fun, locally-branded items like caramels, pancake mixes, beer bread ...

Fri. Dec. 5th, 2014

Lumberjack Mills Beer Bread

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Years ago, you couldn’t swing an ax ‘round these parts without shaving the beard off a hungry lumberjack. The hillsides of the Chippewa Valley were crawling with mighty men, their tummies a-rumblin’ with a powerful famishment ...

Thu. Dec. 4th, 2014

In the Shop: New 'Homegrown' Print

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Our brand new Wisconsin Homegrown Print was designed in-house by Volume One's designers and printed locally by the capable hands of Ambient Inks. Show off your home-state pride with this woodgrain ode to Eau Claire. Measures 18" x 24." $28

Tue. Dec. 2nd, 2014

Pillow Talk

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The cozy, assorted hometown pride pillows The Local Store has to offer are sure to keep any Wisconsinite warm and comfy through our rough Midwestern winters. Feel extra close to EC while nuzzling up to the Wisconsin Outdoor Pillow or the ...

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Dec. 1st, 2014

Holiday Hang Ups

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Hold onto your tinsel, because its going to be a Chippewa Valley Christmas. These 2" square holiday ornaments are made of natural marble and they're held aloft by a classy golden ribbon. What's more, they come to you snuggled inside a handsome ...

Wed. Nov. 26th, 2014

Don't Forget: New Holiday Hours!

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NEW HOURS! Wednesday (Nov. 26) marks the beginning of The Local Store's extended holiday hours: 9am–9pm Monday thru Saturday, and 11am–4pm Sunday! We've got the shop all decked out for the holidays and the shelves are stuffed with awesome gifts ...

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Nov. 24th, 2014

Hello, Holiday Correspondence!

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There's nothing more charming than a handwritten note. Puppies? Nope. Flowers? Try again. Handwritten notes have the charmingest charm. Why not show your local pride and send your holiday greetings with one of The Local Store's latest holiday ...

The Daily Shakedown

Sun. Nov. 23rd, 2014

Thanksgiving Weekend Buy Local Bonanza!

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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 ...

Fri. Nov. 21st, 2014

Just playing around with classic wooden toys

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Hower Toys are handmade up in northern Wisconsin – from long-lasting Sconnie hardwoods. They are made with superior craftsmanship for the utmost quality and durability. We've got a wide variety of vehicles in many sizes ...

Fri. Nov. 21st, 2014

Open that Bottle in Sconnie Style

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This 6.5" x 7" Wisconsin Bottle Opener is handmade in the US of American Pine with a sturdy, cast iron "Open Here" mount and is brand new at The Local Store! Not only is it ideal for simultaneously showing off your Wisconsin pride and your ...

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Nov. 20th, 2014

New in the Shop: Local Legends Tees

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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 ...

Tue. Nov. 18th, 2014

Friday & Saturday: Eau Claire's Holiday Season Opener

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Stop into The Local Store for great deals during the Holiday Season Opener in downtown Eau Claire! All day, The Local Store will be offering 15% Off any Purchase Over $30, complimentary cookies, cocoa, and cider, AND we will be open ...