It's been a wild start to the new year for Rockford with tons of businesses announcing store openings and closures.  Now, a local business in Forest Plaza announced they're relocating just a mile down the road.

After Payless ShoeSource in Forest Plaza went completely out of business in 2019, The Pottery Lounge opened up shop inside the vacant space in January of 2021.

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The Pottery Lounge is Rockford's locally-owned contemporary "Paint Your Own Pottery" studio!

"With a wide variety of ceramic bisque, wood art, canvas, and more, you're sure to find something just for you!" [TPL]

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On Facebook, I saw the shop just announce they are relocating from 6059 E. State Street to 312 N. Alpine Road in Rockford on February 1st, 2024.


The Pottery Lounge - FB
The Pottery Lounge - FB

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So, if you're looking to have your next party, work outing, special date night, or just a relaxing paint night by yourself at The Pottery Lounge, you'll still be able to do your thing at the new location!  See how you can book your party here.

This relocation comes after the news broke that Stone Eagle is closing this February and Furry Babies inside CherryVale Mall officially shut down.  Thankfully, The Pottery Lounge is only relocating and not closing their doors!

Now, I'm wondering what will occupy the space at Forest Plaza...  thoughts?

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