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…)
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…)
Childhood Dreams on Main Street
Written for Dunn County News October 16, 2013
A boyhood dream came true on Main Street this summer.
Levi Nelson, a Menomonie native, is living his dreams of owning a small business incorporated with his love of trading cards.
Card Sharks, a sports trading cards store is located at 313 Main Street, a former radio station. Together with co-owner Patrick Gale, Levi opened the shop on June 22nd. (more…)
Treasures for Everyone
Written for Dunn County News September 15, 2013
Linda Chase has enjoyed being around antiques all her life. Her aunt has had an antique store in St Paul for many years and when Linda realized there was not an antique store in Downtown Menomonie she decided to follow her passion and open one. Eleven years ago Town & Country Antiques was just 2,000 square feet but has now grown to over 5,000 square feet with 30 different dealers hailing from all over the region – Bay City, Hammond, Hudson and more.
Linda has learned to expect surprise from customers who bring in items or have her come out to their homes for an appraisal. Often times they do not know what the value is and are either surprised or disappointed with her answer. An antique is an item which is at least 100 years old; less than that and the correct term is “vintage”. In addition to the store, in which each of the 30 different dealers take turns operating the desk each day, Linda also will meet with individuals with an estate or will do appraisals on any antique item an individual may have. (more…)
Downtown Menomonie’s Great Community Cookout, Thursday September 12th
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 9, 2013
Menomonie, Wis.—Main Street of Menomonie invites you to the 10th Annual Great Community Cookout & Tailgating Party on Thursday, September 12th. The event will take place from 4p.m. – 8p.m., on 4th Street, next to the Visitors Center in Downtown Menomonie.
Children’s activities will include: balloon creations by Fritter the Clown, face painting, cheer clinic with the Menomonie High School cheerleaders, hula hoops & jump ropes with Wellness Rocks and new this year a Touch-A-Truck with 4 “big” trucks from the community to explore.
Locally prepared foods and desserts will be available for purchase. We have several vendors offering a wide variety of foods from flavored bratwursts and BBQ ribs to smoked trout personal pizzas and more!
Bill’s Distributing will be providing beverages for those 21 years of age and older, in their Beer Garden and live music by Menomonie’s own Polly Baker Band will play all evening. A raffle drawing with many great prizes including a Green Bay Packers autographed football, Milwaukee Brewers bobble head dolls and more take place throughout the evening.
Please join us for this downtown community celebration!
Follow the event on Facebook here.
Updates on the Community Cookout webpage are here.
Ready to retire
Written for Dunn County news August 11, 2013
‘Main Street Mom’ reflects on her downtown days
Sandy Ott feels blessed that she has always had a job she loves and anticipates going to work every day. She felt that way when she was teaching English and now as an independent retailer.
Graduating from Macalester College with a bachelor of arts degree, Sandy taught in Chippewa Falls and Madison before returning home to Menomonie to purchase Reed’s Shoes in 1969. (more…)