Living Quarters Marketplace joins Downtown Marshfield

Business Focuses on Re-Purposed Furniture, Wisconsin-Made Products

Those taking a stroll downtown have a new place to shop.

Living Quarters Marketplace recently opened in downtown Marshfield in the former Back Porch Living location at 253 S. Central Ave, and retains much of the latter business’s focus. The shop sells re-purposed furniture in addition to home decor and Wisconsin-made products, with a wine cellar planned for the basement.

Cranberry Creek Antiques owner Greg Ellious, who operates a Wisconsin Rapids and downtown Marshfield location with wife Jodi, decided to take the reins when Back Porch Living closed its downtown location.

“I think there was a need for a shop like that,” he said. “Distressed, re-purposed furniture is quite popular right now.”

Furniture will be the main focus for the new business, with plenty of pieces to choose from.

“One of my favorites is a desk made out of an old piano,” said Shawnnie Schar, employee. “We have a lot of antiques that were just redone and given new life, and they just look beautiful.”

Other pieces found in store are a sewing table remade as a desk, an old sleigh, wine racks made from an dresser, cabinets, ladders, and shelving.

“None of our pieces are like the others,” she said. “Everything is unique.”

In addition to furniture pieces, Living Quarters Marketplace sells Wisconsin-made items from Rubi Reds and a large variety from Milkweed Market. The latter is operated by the ODC and produces home decor made by those with special needs.

Downstairs, Ellious plans to have a “Bargain Basement” for discounted merchandise in addition to a wine cellar featuring a selection of Wisconsin wines.

Through Sunday (12/17), the store is having a candy cane celebration. Customers can draw a candy cane to receive a 10-15% discount on their purchase. Gift certificates can also be purchased for the holidays.