Up the Creek owners Russ and Debbie Lauer have moved
to a larger location on Washington Avenue in
Photo by Mark Justesen
CEDARBURG — It didn’t take very long for Debbie Lauer to
move her downtown Cedarburg business a few blocks down
the street in early October.
shut down for a week,” said Lauer, owner of Up the Creek with
her husband, Russ..
decor and vintage item boutique store reopened in a much larger
location at W63 N698 Washington Ave. – near the intersection of
Washington Avenue and Bridge Road – Oct. 10.
Lauer, she tripled her space.
“This was a
very good move. In the short time since reopening I’ve had a
wonderful response,” said Lauer.
in retail for more than 20 years and admits that retirement
wasn’t for her, which is why she decided to open her own shop a
few years back. She travels around the country to different
markets, looking for items to fill her store, which she
describes as a mixture of both old and new home accent pieces.
She was at
her previous Cedarburg location for three years. Her landlord is
selling the building, so she needed to find a new space, which
happened to open up just a few blocks away.
perfect timing,” Lauer said. She closed her old store Oct. 4 and
a week later she was in her new, bigger retail space.
kinda moved in and opened it as quick as possible so I didn’t
have to have the down time,” she admitted.
If fact, the
move happened so quickly that Lauer didn’t even have time to
think about a grand reopening. With no concrete plans for
something like that in the near future, she did say she may
consider doing something extra special around the holidays for
her customers as a way to commemorate the recent move, even it
was only a few blocks down street.
Up the Creek
W63 N698 Washington