Agnes Clark, owner of The Weathered Crow in downtown Grayslake, described her
homey shop as a modern day country home décor store.
Clark opened the store because of her passion for merchandise and always wanting to own a store of her own. After one year and four months since the store’s opening, The Weathered Crow is closing due to the struggling economy’s effect on small businesses.
“It was a great adventure to try it and see if it worked,” Clark said. “[The experience] has been a positive one.”
Clark said she has no regrets and got to meet a lot of wonderful people and make a lot of great friends.
Clark has thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and is sad to see the store’s final days.
The Weathered Crow, at 101 Center Street, featured home accessories and gifts. They still have a range of merchandise from candles and greeting cards to pie safes and country-style hutches and cupboards.
Candles were one of the more popular selling items of the store. In fact, they inspired the store name. The Weathered Crow comes from an 1803 brown sugar, caramelized nut candle scent. Clark believes the name also worked well with the décor sold at the store.
The Weathered Crow is offering store closing deals on most merchandise: 30 percent off regular merchandise and candles, 50 percent off specific Christmas merchandise and 40 percent off furniture.
Don’t miss your last chance to shop around for home accessories that you can’t find
anywhere else in Grayslake, Clark said. She will move on to work in mainstream retail, which fits her background. As for the store itself, Clark is unsure what will come in next.
The Weathered Crow is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday until the merchandise is sold.