JoeT

Joe Turner

I love Eau Claire!

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Downtown Digs for Seniors

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replied to: Failed Luxury apartment Project????

The failed luxury lofts called 'The Grand'.

And, the failed Huebsch building condo project.

My friend asked why it is the Pablo Center…

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I believe it was named that because 'Pablo' paid for it. Those with money can sponsor such things. I imagine when you sell your big software company for $Millions$, it benefits you to donate so much for 'tax purposes'.

Waffles for a Cause

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replied to: Excellent service, what are your hours?

In the featured article above, it says "Jewelstone Coffee and Waffle Bar is open Saturday and Sunday, 8am-3pm."

New Apartments Planned for Banbury Place,…

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Noise and smell are obviously a by-product of industry. If you want to live where railroads and rubber manufacturers are, you're going to put up with it. I lived in the North Side Hill for a few years and got used to it. I imagine the folks in International Harvester do too.

7 Local Things We Miss

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replied to: 1. Suburpia 2. UMS and Trucker's Union…

Thank you for mentioning (again) the Book Peddler. The comment about George with the pipe and WPR instantly brought back memories from the mid 90s when my late mother would bring my brother and I down there on Graham Ave. We killed what seemed like hours among the endless rows of old books, all to the smell of pipe tobacco and talk radio.

UPDATED: Gov. Walker Announces Foxconn…

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Agree with a few points here.

I too would have loved a 'restaurant on the river' concept. But I have no plans of opening one, or it seems anyone else who has done their homework plans too either. The idea just isn't as feasible as it sounds.

The astronomical rent in Haymarket Landing is another possible cause of why it has sat vacant for so long. Too high for any local players, even national retailers have passed on it.
So when a bigger company (Foxx) comes in wanting this empty space, of course Commonweal will take a deal. They are in the business of making money and paying bills; not waiting for a restaurant to come around.

Historic Steam Train Could Come Chugging…

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replied to: Steam locomotives should be preserved…

Spot on David. Although not a contender in the ownership circle, Altoona would be a better platform than Eau Claire for this project. Bring it back to life and let it see the rails. Keep her in Duluth for this reason.

Telling the Whole Story: Eau Claire Native…

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replied to: About time as sometime back I looked at…

I have learned so much from the current EC history books out there; The Rivers Flow On, Sawdust City, Encyclopedia Of Eau Claire County to name a few. So to say there wasn't anything worth checking out is completely untrue. However, I am eager to learn more from what this gentleman has to offer.

The John Menard Tennis Center is the…

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It still honors Carson Park. It's almost entirely made of wood, William Carson would have absolutely loved that. It also costed damn near twice as much to be built out of wood, than it did to be built of steel, so please don't complain about it being cheap. Just massive wood trusses inside that thing, it really is quite neat.

Best Beach

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"Wissota Beach " IS Ray's Beach. Let's at least take the one out of the equation.

Did you know? 'Turn the Page' by Bob Seger…

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He also stated in an interview that people in WI werent very nice. He pulled into a truck stop in Eau Claire and got made fun of because of his long hair. That earned a few lyrics in the song Turn The Page as well.

Northbound to Happen

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replied to: Are they open?

Maybe shoot them a message if you are looking for something in particular? I happened to hear they had leashes and inquired, and was able to go buy one.

Northbound to Happen

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Just bought a beautiful leather dog leash from those guys (it's unisex, don't worry). Good luck fellas!

Haymarket Landing area should be a popular…

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I have to agree it is odd it is mostly vacant on the commercial front. I highly doubt the construction on the other block contributes to its emptiness. With only 2 of the 8 retail spaces taken, I'm thinking rent is god awful high? It is a prime location that surely no business would pass up while waiting for construction to be done a block around the corner years from now.

Is Eau Claire the “best small town” in…

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replied to: So you want to live in a city where civic…

Actually, if you look at the statistics, as I do every month as published in the Leader Telegram, crime has steadily been climbing over the past two years. Burglary, robberies, theft, etc. The police have pretty much said it IS due to the boom in Meth and Heroin problem here in The Valley.