Shops that tell a story are far more interesting than your run-of-the-mill big-box store. Such is the case at The Shoppes at Lynndale Farms in Pewaukee, an idyllic escape comprised of a 1920’s barn and farmhouse, and a WWII-era tannery building, tucked off of Highway 16. Owner Pat Leverence has owned the nine-acre property with her husband Ken (who has since passed away) since 1992. Originally, they used the former tannery building as storage for their party décor business, and the barn housed a craft mall and a restaurant.
About four years ago, Leverence started renting out her tannery building to The Roost, a multi- vendor space with 40 to 50 stalls filled with jewelry, antiques, repurposed items, home décor and baby items. The soaring building has oodles of charm, and each stall is lovingly curated.
Adjacent to The Roost is Vintage Barn Chicks and Molly’s Gluten-Free Bakery. If you like “Fixer- Upper” and the Chip and Joanna Gaines aesthetic, you’ll love their shop—filled with jewelry, home décor and accessories—all with a rustic, yet fashionable, bent. A quick amble to another door in the barn takes you to The Coop, a huge loft space chock-full of antique, repurposed and new items, like furniture, paintings and lighting. Five other vendors have small rooms in the back—like South Street Soapworks.
Leverence’s newest addition to her complex is The Homestead, which is the property’s original 1920’s farmhouse, each room charmingly staged with home décor and gifty items.
“There’s a lot of variety here because there are so many different vendors with different personalities,” says Leverence. “It’s a fun place to visit, and one that you can visit often, because much of it is one-of-a-kind, and you never know what new or old piece of furniture a vendor will find.”
N47 W28270 Lynndale Rd., Pewaukee, 262-361-8180 (The Roost), lynndalefarm.com.
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