Big Changes Coming to Brooke Pottery

Exciting changes are coming to one of Downtown Lakeland’s cornerstone establishments.Brooke Pottery gardening

Brooke Pottery is consolidating its two-room retail space into one 1,600 square foot area to make room for a new business downtown: Embroidery Mill and Boutique.

Brooke Pottery, a store dedicated to artist-made fine craft made in America and Canada, has been a part of Lakeland for 28 years.  It was a cornerstone to the revitalization of downtown in the early 1990s.  It has undergone several changes in size and shape over the years and is currently run by its third set of owners.

Margaret Stephens and Kay Morgan bought Brooke Pottery in 2009 so Lakeland would not lose one of its mainstay establishments. Now they have reached the time in their lives when they want to cut back from time spent at the store and enjoy more time with their families.

“I have nine grandchildren I would like to play with,” Morgan recently told The Ledger.

Brooke pottery metalThe owners are not ready to give up Brooke Pottery. Instead they are working to help another retailer get established downtown by giving up the smaller of its two storefronts.

Embroidery Mill and Boutique will open its downtown location mid-April. Until then, Stephens and Morgan are consolidating their inventory into the one large room. Brooke Pottery will continue  to provide customers with exceptional service, including free gift wrapping. The store also will continue to carry a wide variety of jewelry, cards, wood, metal, glass, children’s gifts, toys, books, soaps, candles, and — of course — pottery from hundreds of artists.

For more information on Brooke Potter and its store hours, click here.