Note from the Editor | Mar. 8, 2012

Nick Meyer

We were excited last week to hear the name of The Local Store announced at the annual Downtown Eau Claire Awards Banquet as the 2011 Retailer of the Year.  Organized by Downtown Eau Claire, Inc (DECI) and held each year at Houligans, the event honors a variety of downtown businesses and events in categories including Development of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, Best New Event, and more. Winners are determined by votes from the public and business leaders. So if you were one of the many who wrote in your vote for us, thanks!  With so many great downtown and Water Street retailers in the running in our category, we felt honored by the recognition for our little community-focused store. All we can say is if you like our store now, sit tight, because we’ve got some big things coming in 2012 that we think you’re going to like.