Best of the Chippewa Valley

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Best Project in Progress Last Year

The old Kmart on Clairemont Avenue in Eau Claire has been vacant for years, leading many of us to wonder if anything would ever take its place. Wonder no more: Midwest grocery chain Hy-Vee purchased the building, demolition began in November, and a new store will open later this year. Next up is the River Prairie Development in Altoona, which continues to evolve into a beautiful space for locals to enjoy. It’s safe to say The Cannery District just across the river from downtown Eau Claire is seeing more traffic than ever before: People are checking out new living spaces with the completion of The Current apartments. –Caitlin Boyle