The maker movement isn’t going away anytime soon, and The Local owner Alison Magnuson is doing her part to make sure it’s firmly represented in downtown Wausau, where her charming shop is located. Carrying about 50 Wisconsin makers’ and artists’ work, Magnuson partners with each to carry bath and body items, jewelry, baby goods and home décor pieces. Some of the makers and artists also teach workshops at the shop, too. The Local has become so popular Magnuson is opening a second location in May in Weston, about 20 minutes away, that will carry an expanded assortment of Midwest maker items. thelocalwi.com
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