Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Late Night Fire at The Metro

Mike Paulus, photos by Luong Huynh

Dessa at The Metro, Sept. 2019
Dessa at The Metro, Sept. 2019

The Metro in downtown Eau Claire (201 E Lake Street) sustained some fire damage Monday night around 10pm.

A statement from The Metro reads, "First of all, and most importantly- no one was hurt. Over the next few days, we will be assessing the situation. We will do everything we can to make sure all events scheduled at The Metro move forward. Please check back for updates later this week, and thank you so much for your support."

Since The Metro opened in late 2017, it's become an active venue for live music, private events, and other entertainment, hosting annual shows such as Stage Fright and Decadent Cabaret (scheduled for March 5-7, 2020).  

Reports from WQOW News 18 provide a few more details: 

• fire contained to a kitchen area
• other parts of building sustained smoke and water damage 
• investigation ongoing, damages currently estimated at $150,000


Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.