Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Fleet Farm Has Plans to Build Big Eau Claire Store

V1 Staff

Mills Fleet Farm plans to build a huge retail store and lumberyard on Eau Claire’s south side, just off the interchange of Interstate 94 and Highway 93. Brainerd, Minn.-based Mills Fleet Farm – which offers farm and auto supplies, hunting and fishing gear, and more – has filed plans with the city for a 218,000-square-foot retail store with a lumberyard wrapped around the side, a decorative silo, and a gas station and car wash, the Leader-Telegram reported. There is also room for other, smaller businesses on the 42-acre property. On July 17, the city Plan Commission approved the site plan and recommended that the City Council rezone the property, a step that likely will occur at the council’s July 25 meeting. Mills Fleet Farm (not to be confused with another chain, Blaine’s Farm & Fleet), has 37 stores in the Upper Midwest, including one in Menomonie. The company is also in the process of building a 1.1 million-square-foot distribution center in Chippewa Falls.

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

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.