New retail store opens downtown
Cranberry Creek offers antiques, home décor, and more
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — Marshfield residents may have noticed some recent changes to one of downtown Marshfield’s largest retail spaces. After nearly 15 years in business, the Railroad Antique Mall closed its doors for good when its owner retired. While antique lovers lost one favorite shopping destination, another soon opened in its place.
Cranberry Creek Antiques and Resale, which opened this second location at 119 S. Central Ave. in Marshfield on Oct. 15, offers antiques plus home décor, collectibles, and consignment merchandise. The first Cranberry Creek is located in Wisconsin Rapids.
“Historic downtown Marshfield offers a wonderful shopping experience,” said Greg Ellious, who owns the store with his wife, Jodi. “We are excited to be a part of it.”
The couple spent about two months working with the building owners to prepare the store for opening, including painting the exterior, building an office, and updating the bathroom. “We also ripped up about three layers of flooring and found the original wood floor underneath,” said Jodi. “Once it was refinished, it’s breathtaking.” The original hardwood floor was installed in 1887, when the building was built.
Individuals can bring in items for resale, which adds to the variety of merchandise available. For example, one vendor offers stylish retro dresses and accessories.
The store is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.