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Fearful Thinking


replied to: Funny I grew up in an old house in Hammond…

Creepy! If I had been you, I'd have leaned some stuff up against the little door because there's no way someone going in and out could replace it correctly. Then you'd know! Just another thing our imaginations make us do, but it can't hurt, right?

The Oxbow Hotel's New Video Is a Love…


replied to: Isn't this a conflict of interest? Doesn't…

Hi Aster – I'm Volume One's online editor.

Good question. You'll notice this post is labeled as "Partner Content" – both at the top and the bottom of the post. What's that mean? In a nutshell, this isn't an "article" – it's an advertisement. It's paid for by whomever we've partnered with – in this case, The Oxbow Hotel. This is the first time we've run this style of ad and it's kind of an experiment for us, though the model is nothing new if you're used to reading online publications.

With our regular editorial content, we're careful to make "full disclosure" style statements to let readers know about any relationships between Volume One and whatever the topic may be. In this case, yes, the owner of Volume One has a stake in the business paying for the advertisement, but as it's an ad, no disclosure statement was made.

The Oxbow runs regular ads in Volume One, but to clear up any confusion, Volume One itself does not have a stake in The Oxbow Hotel or The Lakely restaurant. They are independent businesses.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, you can always email me at mike@volumeone.org

Beyond the Rocket


replied to: Where is riverside park? Riverview had one…

Drs – wrong name in the column! Riverview Park is the park I meant. Thanks!

Best Local Musical


replied to: Extremely disappointed that the fantastic…

Volume One doesn't add the options, Barbara – you do! Scroll up a little and you'll see a blue box that reads "Add an Option." Please add Menomonie shows!

Eau Claire Plan Commission Rejects Tavern…


replied to: Since the author seems to me to be in…

I believe many kinds of well run businesses can be a positive asset to a neighborhood, including a tavern, though it's hard to know how it'll all shake out without allowing said businesses to try. I guess it's always a gamble. But the tone of the post here has more to do with what appears to be extremely vague reasoning on the permit rejection. Seems like the objections should be much better explained by the Plan Commission.

And no, I have no plans to move to the (fantastic) Historic Randall Park Neighborhood, though I used to live on the far side of it, towards the Kaiser Lumber Co. building!

Putting the 'Clear' Back in 'Clear Water'


replied to: The city or "someone" needs to clean up…

Dave – the area you're talking about is now called the "Cannery District" formerly the "West Bank Development District," slated for major redevelopment by the City of Eau Claire in the coming years.

Brace Yourself for an Eatery Explosion


replied to: No mention of the Local Lounge. So sad.

Hi Christina, we have reached out to the team at the Local Lounge and they weren't yet ready for coverage. Instead of just forcing coverage on people before they're ready, we try and work with owners of new businesses on the timing of articles on their places, when appropriate. So we're on hold waiting to hear from them. We're super excited for what they're doing over there on the Westside and will be doing more to spread the word soon!