Originally opened by Volume One in November of 2010, as of the summer of 2012 The Local Store was relocated and now occupies the first floor of Volume One’s World Headquarters at 205 N. Dewey Street in downtown Eau Claire, WI. It’s a full-on retail store featuring apparel, books, music, art prints, glassware, gifts, and more – produced by, for, and/or about people in this community.
All merchandise somehow evokes a sense of place in the Chippewa Valley or Wisconsin in general. Many artists, writers, businesses, and creators of the Chippewa Valley use The Local Store as a retail outlet for their goods, and Volume One's own creative team creates many of the products we sell. Wherever possible, our own product lines are designed, sourced, and printed in the Chippewa Valley.
Feast your eyeballs upon everything The Local Store & Volume One Gallery has to offer — from apparel, art, books, music, foodstuff, home goods, gift baskets, and many other sundry notable items.
Take a hip historic space and fill it with fun products and friendly staff - that's the formula. With more than 5,000 items - products either created by local craftspeople or products simply evoking a Wisconsin way of life - The Local Store has become THE stop for authentic local shopping. An impressive array of unique gifts - all with a high ratio of exclusive product lines you just can't find anywhere else, period - all produced by, for, and/or about people in this community. Love Eau Claire? So do we. Love Wisconsin? Yup. This is your shop.
The point of this store is simple. Everything before you is either produced by someone local, or simply evokes local in some way. That's it. Have fun!
Email our store manager, at: [email protected]
Mon-Sat: 9am – 9pm
Volume One magazine is culture and entertainment publication based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Publishing since 2002, Volume One has an enthusiastic and engaged readership, and has always been focused on bringing interesting local culture forward in the Chippewa Valley.
Email our store manager at [email protected]
A lot of them, yes! Some product our staff designs and creates ourselves. Some are created by amazing local makers (listed on our "Meet the Makers" page).