larryms

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I was looking for an apt. downtown, not…

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replied to: I think the old nursing home place just…

The old nursing home is not that big so won't make much of a dent in the need for more downtown apts. I heard someone say that there is enough demand that 3 or 4 new large apt. bldg. could easily be filled downtown. The one problem I've heard with it happening is that there is a limited pool of people/companies in this area that have the ability to raise the money & have the knowledge to manage the process.

Stories of Stories: Downtown Eau Claire's…

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Interesting story but one concern about his business....is it profitable enough to maintain the "historic" bldg. he is in? Take a close look at the exterior, especially the upper & out of the way spots, it needs some serious TLC. If someone does not do some serious work on this bldg. in the near future, it could easily go the way of the Huebsch bldg.

Telling the Whole Story: Eau Claire Native…

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About time as sometime back I looked at the library for a good history of Eau Claire & there wasn't really anything worth checking out. I hope he finishes the other 2 volumes. Also a 4th volume about the natural history & pre white man history of EC/west central WI.

5 Nicknames Only Eau Claire Townies Will…

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You said===>“The Point.” The area was home to the “old gas house” – a former Northern States Power manufactured gas plant<=== Were there 2 gas plants? I remember the area in Owen Park, just to the south of the play grounds was cleaned up 2-3 years ago because it had toxic soils from an old gas plant.

City Council Vote Grabs National Headlines

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replied to: Apparently the signatures have now…

24,000 signatures......but where are they from?......I would be very surprised if 25% of them are from a City of EC residents

Grocery Wars: 1998–2017

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We need another "different owner" grocery store in EC, not because we need more grocery stores, but because Festival is now the only "full service" store in the area....full service = store with on-site prep in bakery, deli, meat counter, etc. There was a rumor about HyVee looking at the EC KMart site earlier this year....that would fill this need.

Secret Spaces: Exploring some of Eau…

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replied to: I agree! They said they don't use most of…

I seem to remember hearing some years back that there is a lot of asbestos in this building & the cost of removing it has hampered any renovations to the unused parts of the building.

A New District

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Anyone else think that Mr. Zempel is a wee bit arrogant naming his bar "The District" when there already is an older & many years established business 2 blocks down the street from him named "The District Company"?

Colorful Crossing

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The Downtown EC FB page showed a test run of the lights a day or 2 ago. That would leave me to believe the lights are installed, now its probably just some final adjustments & programing to do. They also stated they were aiming for an early Oct. dedication ceremony.

City Plans Water Street Revival

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replied to: The neighborhood revitalization component…

plus don't forget the Menomonie St. end of Water St. where the YMCA's new tennis center is going up & the area where UWEC will soon start demolishing a very heavy industrial looking area for its new event center, a new main YMCA bldg. & possibly a hotel or 2.

Weren't there going to be "No bike riding…

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replied to: By any chance, are you spread out two…

NOOOO Melvin!, its just me walking on the right hand side of the trail & I repeat "very, very, VERY few announce their presence when they approach a walker from the rear"

Weren't there going to be "No bike riding…

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replied to: Unfortunately, some bicyclists do not…

yes....one big complaint about EC bicyclists, very, very, VERY few announce their presence when they approach a walker from the rear. I've been startled by numerous bikers while walking on the trails.....you need to let us walkers know & at least 20+ feet back, not when you are just a few feet behind us.