Living Here Guide

June 25, 2014

Q&A: Sabrina Odom, on living downtown

Sabrina Odom, 50, is director of the North Columbia Business Association and has two adult children.

Sabrina Odom, 50, is director of the North Columbia Business Association and has two adult children.

How long have you lived in Eau Claire?

33 years

What’s the best thing about living here?

I like having green space. I like the trees. I like the sidewalks. And the idea that you have small businesses around. Not that many, but you go to the cleaners and they know your name.

Is there a can’t-miss community event in Eau Claire?

The Cornbread Festival. You can’t miss it because you get to see north Columbia; you get to come back in this area and see what’s going on.

What are three “hidden gems” in Eau Claire?

Vino Garage. They have wine and beer tasting every weekend. They have the Polish guy selling hotdogs. It’s a really cool place that you would not expect to be on North Main.

The new popcorn store, Carolina Kernels. It has 100 flavors. I think I like about 50 of them! It’s up there in the Greenview Plaza, across from the Pepsi Cola factory.

And I have to say Zesto’s. Zesto’s is my favorite place because it’s like a hang-out and good food. Anytime you go there, you’re going to run into someone you know.

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