Market on River will be the “It” place in Chippewa Falls in 2024. The historic renovation in downtown Chippewa Falls will be a catalytic project and attract small businesses and visitors alike. The 45,000 square foot, mixed-use building will have a food hall on the first floor with several spaces for entrepreneurs and small businesses to operate. The second floor will be the headquarters for the Wisconsin Farmers Union and have gathering and event spaces. The third floor will have apartments.
On September 26, 2023, the Wisconsin Farmers Union held a community open house and brick signing celebration to mark the beginning of construction for the historic renovation project.
This project marks an important milestone in the story of the Wisconsin Farmers Union as they look to preserve the past while thinking towards the future. The building was constructed in 1916 after a fire destroyed the previous structure. It was home to the Chippewa Valley Mercantile Company. The restoration will be thoughtful and careful to embrace the past of this building and be a catalyst for future economic growth in the area.
The living spaces are coined as Social Living and will provide great views, access to local businesses and opportunities for engagement. There is a bike path nearby and a park across the street, making this a desirable destination for anyone from young professionals to families. The Market on River will be a valuable asset to Chippewa Falls and beyond.