Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart

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South Barstow Open for Your Vehicular Pleasure

Tom Giffey

People gather for the reopening of SOuth Barstow Street on ???. Photo:
People gather for the reopening of South Barstow Street on Aug 9. Photo: DECI

Last year the excitement on South Barstow Street came when you could drive both ways on it for the first time in decades. This summer, the excitement came when you could drive on the street period. On Aug. 9, a five-block stretch of South Barstow was opened to vehicle traffic for the first time since major reconstruction began May 28. During that time, contractors rebuilt the street, curb, gutter, and sidewalk as part of the $1.57 million project (while pedestrians walked amid construction equipment and stacks of bricks). While you can drive – and park – on the street again, the work isn’t quite finished. Contractors still have to install brick pavers in the boulevards, as well as pedestrian-scale light poles, and a new sound system, all by Sept. 13. After that, plantings – including 42 trees! – and an irrigation system are slated to be done by Oct. 31.

Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.