Antioch’s Wonderful Lakes Antiques Boutique opens 2nd retailer in Grayslake

The homeowners of Fantastic Lakes Antiques Boutique, the Antioch consignment store that capabilities wares from about 300 distributors and sellers, are opening a second location in Grayslake.

The Grayslake location opened March 5 and a ribbon-cutting ceremony is established for 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Lauri Tobias, who owns the retailer with her husband, Trent Tobias, explained that considering that they opened in Antioch 7 years ago, there is a waiting listing of distributors and sellers looking for house.

She said the Grayslake location by now has on show artwork, vintage household furniture, custom is effective and artisan products from about 100 sellers, some of whom had been on the ready record in Antioch.

She explained the keep is like Etsy — the on the web handmade product retailer — except that buyers at the boutique get to see the handcrafted merchandise up close relatively than getting to scrutinize a picture on the net. Between the products and solutions on sale are classic items and items manufactured with reclaimed materials.

“People today are locating that the old things is a minimal superior-high-quality,” Lauri Tobias explained.

Trent Tobias, a vice president at Terrific Lakes Team, owned the Grayslake space on Commerce Generate for several years, but there presently was a tenant ­– Grace Community Bible Church. Past yr, the church bought an outdated Lake Villa District Library creating at 1001 E. Grande Ave. for $1.25 million.

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Once the pair heard the church was leaving, they began to prepare for a 2nd boutique.

“I’m a shopper, also, and have always thought Grayslake required additional retail,” Lauri Tobias said. “We’ve obtained a excellent welcome from the group, as perfectly as from a lot of Antioch buyers who’ve come down to see us.”

Find out additional about the outlets at greatlakesantiqueboutique.com or on Facebook at fb.com/greatlakesantiques.