& Lace Marketplace is thriving at 272 W. Main Street,
its new location
Luick/Special to The Freeman
- Burlap & Lace Marketplace has moved - but not too far. The
store abruptly had to leave its location from Grand Avenue to Main
Street a couple of months ago, but this unfortunate situation has
become a good thing.
Rhea Loveless said the city wanted to add a second staircase
downstairs. It was a problem because Burlap & Lace was
remodeled recently, which cost a lot of money.
described the floor’s appearance as an adorable little village
with a red brick road going through it.
was just a wonderful space,” said Loveless.
& Lace had two options: move out of the basement and decrease
the store size by half, or move out. The second choice was picked,
but the decision was hard for Loveless and other employees.
were various places to move into, but the space at 272 W. Main St.
was chosen because it didn’t need a lot of work and Loveless had
to move out quickly. It formerly housed Frank’s Sewing Center,
which moved to the Fox Run Shopping Center in 2015.
new place is about 1,800 square
feet larger than both floors of Burlap & Lace’s previous
location on Grand Avenue. With a much larger space, the store has
gone from 80 to 94 vendors.
the displeasure of moving, they ended up loving their new
location. Business has tripled since they reopened May 6.
think it’s going to be a blessing in disguise,” Loveless said.
will be almost four years this July since Burlap & Lace opened
in Waukesha. Almost all vendors are local artisans.
& Lace Marketplace’s Facebook page says it’s where farm
girl meets urban
chic. It sells repurposed, upcycled, handcrafted and vintage
items. It is a City Farmgirl Clothing Boutique, with Wisconsinmade
foods and a coffee/tea bar.