Last Call on the Wagner's Shortcut

Mike Paulus, photos by Nick Meyer |

Today! Tuesday, August 11 is the very last day you can cruise through the weird little shortcut running behind Wagner's Lanes in Eau Claire, connecting Brackett Avenue to Fairfax Street. On Wednesday, the often pothole ridden path (which is really a parking lot) will be blocked to prep the area for Wagner's forthcoming expansion (they're adding a large sports dome for volleyball and such).

Yep, we stand upon the precipice of the end of an era. From tomorrow on, your sneaky trips to places like Taco Bell, Starbucks, and Caribou Coffee will most likely involve a southbound trip down Hastings Way. Good luck, dear friends. Drive safe.