Home goods store The Great Room in Pewaukee to close later this summer

Owner plans to retire

119 Oakton Ave., photo by Google
119 Oakton Ave., photo by Google

The Great Room, a home furnishings and accessories store in Pewaukee will close by the end of August.

Owner Julie Spillius, who opened The Great Room almost three years ago at 119 Oakton Ave., plans to close the shop to retire.

“It’s a business that I love, but I want to be able to come and go as I please and I want to make sure I’m around to spend more time with my family and to travel,” she said. “I’ll miss this business.”

The store, which occupies a 2,000-square-foot retail space, sells home goods such as lamps, mirrors, candles and art, and accessories such as jewelry, scarves and purses.

The Great Room is offering a liquidation sale on all items in the store. All furniture, art, lamps, rugs, accessories, and jewelry will be on sale for 30 percent off, according to a Facebook post announcing the closure.

Spillius said she hopes, after her store closes, that its space will house another retail shop, or a sit-down cafe or restaurant.

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Maredithe has covered retail, restaurants, entertainment and tourism since 2018. Her duties as associate editor include copy editing, page proofing and managing work flow. Meyer earned a degree in journalism from Marquette University and still enjoys attending men’s basketball games to cheer on the Golden Eagles. Also in her free time, Meyer coaches high school field hockey and loves trying out new restaurants in Milwaukee.

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