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Barstow Street

Barstow Street Reopens With New Sound System
After a major revitalization project, the city of Eau Claire, Wisconsin reopened Barstow Street in early September of 2013. At the heart of Eau Claire’s historic downtown area, and paralleling the nearby Chippewa River, Barstow Street is home to retail stores, restaurants, a theater, churches and the Eau Claire Children’s Museum. The revitalization project included brick-lined sidewalks, attractive street lighting and trees and other greenery. The project also included a new sound system with Community Distributed Design Series Loudspeakers to provide music and announcements for the city’s frequent parades, fairs and holiday celebrations. Designed and installed by Audio Architects of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, the new sound system replaced an aging system that had poor sound quality and uneven coverage and lacked a convenient way to connect a microphone for announcements.