Every Piece has a Story
Written for Dunn County news December 11, 2013
Shaped like a triangle, the building at the intersection of Crescent and Main Streets has long played a role in Menomonie’s historic downtown. During most of the 20th century, 335 Main St. was home to a monument company whose headstones still dot local cemeteries. Today the building continues its service to the preservation of memories, as the home of Triangle Art & Antiques.
Operated by Joan Navarre and Nancy Moen, the circa 1906 brick building provides an intimate and inviting space for modern day treasure seekers. (more…)
Main Street of Menomonie Inc.
For Immediate Release
Downtown Menomonie holiday decorations include some updates this year thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Dunn County. Main Street of Menomonie was able to purchase 60 new bows with the $3,000 grant, to replace some of the worn ones that take a real beating from the temperatures and weather every year.
“Every year the Menomonie Street Department careful hangs over 120 wreaths on the historic lighting in the downtown area and many compliments are received on how beautiful they look,” said Joanie Dulin, Executive Director of Main Street of Menomonie, “This year I think they will appreciate them a little more, thanks to the Community Foundation!”
Main Street of Menomonie Inc.
For immediate release
Get out your hand warmers, snow pants, and boots and spend a magical evening in Downtown Menomonie on Thursday, December 12th as Main Street Menomonie, Inc. is excited to present the 10th Annual WinterDaze parade. It may be cold outside but Main Street promises a grand celebration. (more…)
Adventures are happening in Downtown Menomonie!! Participate in the “Find the Elf in the Window” contest for your chance to win a $100 Main Street gift certificate – to be used at any of our downtown businesses!
There are three elves hiding in different business windows – which move every few days – between now and December 10th. Anytime that you see an elf stop into that business and ask to register for the drawing and get your name in for a chance to win the prize! Name will be drawn and announced at the WinterDaze parade on Thursday, December 12th. Please only register once per business and you do not need to be present at the WinterDaze parade to win the prize. Follow the Facebook event here for more information and to view the clues and know when the elf is moving! More details can also be found on this poster (hint the poster is hung in the windows of participating businesses!).
Mainstreet Health & Fitness is again hosting their annual Turkey Trot in Menomonie on Thanksgiving morning!
Join us in Downtown Menomonie on Thursday, November 28th – Thanksgiving Morning – at 7am. Free Will Donation ($10/person) with all donations being donated to the Stepping Stones Food Pantry. The event includes a 5k run/walk and 1.5mile walk starting at 8am. Come out and burn a few calories before the big feast! Thank you Mainstreet Health & Fitness for again providing a healthy and fun activities for families to participate in to give back to the community!
Talk of the Town
Written for Dunn County News November 13, 2013
It is the buzz of the town: “What is happening to the old Milavitz Eye Clinic?” With a location so visible at one of the busiest intersections in Menomonie, the renovations at 400 Main Street are the talk of the town.
Last December Bob and Heidi Grundvig crossed a goal off their list when they purchased a historic building in downtown Menomonie and began work on renovating it. The community began to take notice when the façade of the store front was torn off in late September. Plans are to replace the old 1970s-style façade with historically accurate large pane windows. (more…)
A Community Event Celebrating Farm Families on Thursday, November 14 from 3-9pm in Downtown Menomonie. Farm Equipment will be on Main & 2nd Streets in addition to a Farm Art Exhibition at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, ending the evening with a free Switchback Concert on stage at the Mabel!
Attention Trick-or-Treaters!! You are invited to Downtown Menomonie for treats at participating businesses on Thursday, October 31st from 3-5pm before city wide neighborhood trick-or-treating starts at 5:30… Visit our Halloween Webpage for more information and we look forward to seeing all the little costumed kids then!!