Roost up and running at Lynndale Farm
By Evan Frank
Posted Lake Country Reporter, March 3, 2015
The co-owners of the new handmade marketplace Roost first walked into the store, which was previously the Old Lynndale Farm, in early February. By March 1, the store was open for business.
The store, at N47 W28270 Lynndale Road, has more than 50 vendors who rent space from Bellante and Wright.
"It's like a perpetual art fair or flea market where everybody kind of stocks their own booth," Bellante explained.
Bellante said Roost has vintage and handmade finds, upcycled, painted furniture and handmade furniture as well as art paintings.
Pat Leverence, the property owner, rents the property to Bellante and Wright.
The timing felt right for Bellante, who created Morning Dew Creations, a business where she paints furniture. Bellante has done that for the past four years and has been connected with the community Roost will hopefully reach.
"We knew we could fill (Roost,)" Bellante said. "And we did."
Leverence owned the complex of barns since 1994, one year after her family moved to Pewaukee from Brookfield. The parcel was 13 acres when she originally bought it. In 2010, she decided to retire because her husband, Kenneth, was in poor health and put the barn up for sale.
The property was also a hub for a racetrack in the 1960s. Lynndale Farms Raceway operated from 1963-67. The raceway was later converted into Lynndale Farms subdivision.