Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


My Office, Your Office

downtown tavern gets new name, new vibe

Maddy Mortimer, photos by Andrea Paulseth

If your coworker said “I’m going to My Office” on a Friday evening, you might be taken aback. Who would want to spend Friday night at their office? Well, the clever play on words is exactly the point of the new name of the newly remodeled, newly reopened bar at 408 Galloway St., Eau Claire. With fun games, unique events, and a welcoming atmosphere, this is an office where everyone would want to spend their Friday. My Office was formerly known as My Place, which was sold and closed for remodeling in 2017. Now, after two years, My Office opened over the summer, now expanded and classically furnished. “Our vision is a place that is open and accepting of all types of people,” said Gene Walsh, who previously managed the project. They are working hard to create a safe and welcoming environment for all with their anti-discrimination policy, professional security system, and friendly staff. Saturday is DJ night, and they soon hope to launch live music nights featuring local bands on Thursdays and Fridays. My Office also recently hosted an art show with work by local artist Steve Bateman as well as a “Blacklight Bash,” so check them out on Facebook (@myofficeeau) for the latest fun. 

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.