All under one roof, you can dine at great restaurants, shop at nine unique and wonderful shops, select from gourmet foods and wines for your own purchase, and enjoy a unique day - all under one roof! Fabulous!
We met with the owners, who launched this concept in 2007. Pam was showing us around at first, and told us that the whole concept at Liberty Square is to make it easy and fun for people, a place that is welcoming, different and friendly – “a time out from the worries in life,” she explained. The Shops at Liberty Square deliver on her vision!
Pam explained the concept of what is offered throughout Liberty Square: you can find unique items (truly unlike things you will find on the rest of the peninsula), that are pleasing and different and offer great value for the money. Like many of the items made off-shore are purchased through fair-trade vendors.
In short, the owners concept in their own words is this:
"Liberty Square Shops in Egg Harbor Door County is “a charming village within a charming village.” With 2 restaurants, a deli, and 8 interconnected shops along with family-friendly pricing, Liberty Square offers everything you need and whatever your heart desires. Enjoy quaint boutique retail shops. Discover two charming and popular restaurants. Stop at The Anchor Pub (whose predecessor dates back one hundred and fifty years in the same location) and more. Honored as ’Best Shopping Experience’ 2009 by Door County Magazine, our unique shops are filled with jewelry, children’s toys, books, games, art, women’s clothes & accessories, cards & stationery, natural cosmetics & fragrances, Door County products, wine & apparel. We feature a healthy and tasty kids menu with family-friendly pricing. Gluten free & vegetarian items available and pet friendly. Spend Less. Live Deliciously!
You can walk from shop to shop (8 all together) without having to go outside. It's like one big happy place!
The Shops at Liberty Square. If you enter through The Bistro Bar & Grille restaurant (excellent by the way), you will see a shop that specializes in jewelry of all kinds, shapes and price points.
Wow – we think you will love this section. Offering many one-of-a-kind items, priced from about $20 to the hundreds of dollars, you will discover something you will cherish. Many items have semi-precious stones, and women will find many different scarves from around the world (hard to find in Door County).
Around the other end is Galileo's Italian Foode, which offers coffee and bakery items during the day, and is a full service fine dining restaurant, along with a nice selection of wines and beers, in the evenings.
The Shops through the Bistro Bar & Grill offer 5,000 product categories!
As you continue you will find a shop with specialized gift wraps, stationery from Italy by Cavallini, nautical stationery (something for the guys) and lots more. There are probably about 500 different types of unique cards – a larger selection than just about anywhere on the peninsula. Included, of course, is a large selection of Door County cards and postcards of lighthouses, boats, and cherry orchards to name a few. Nature-related notebooks and postcards represent some of the flora and fauna of Door County too.
Spectacular game furniture and many other unique furnishing are offered through their catalogue; gorgeous chess boards and pieces, and lots of very interesting things made out of recycled products. For example, there was a very cool nautical looking bag – made from an actual recycled sail! You will find a great selection of beautiful travel games in wooden cases, like cribbage, backgammon, Chinese checkers, chess and poker. Perfect for travel, or sitting around the pool or beach or front porch. We thought they were well-crafted, beautiful and fun. What a great gift!
You will also find lots of wall mirrors and home accessories, vases, ceramics, silk flower arrangements (for travelers and residents!), furniture by Henkel Harris or Mackenzie Dow (both on the floor and available through catalogue), and mostly made in the U.S. Dining room tables, beds and more by Woodbridge (an off-shore company) are also avaialble (very similar Bakers/Milling Road). The Leather Craft line of leather chairs and club chairs is also represented available through catalogue (gorgeous) – comfortable and beautiful because we tried out samples. You’ll also find through The Shops, a special line of ink pens and Door County artist posters and art.
And purses like you have not seen before – made from shells and other different items. Many of the handbags are from fair-trade dealers from all over the world, from Cambodia to Brazil, representing lines like Escarma, and Mad Bags.
Chemical-free cosmetics reign supreme here – lotions, oils, lip balm, joint liniment and more. Lines like Four Elements and Dr. Hauschka give you a chemical-free option. Pam says women love these lines!
You will also find a nice selection of items for kids up to about 8 years old – games, toys, some unique clothing and more – great gifts for kids or grandkids!
If you choose to stop outside onto the porch, in high season, you will find outdoor furniture for purchase too.
You can continue your shopping by heading into the the Deli, where you will find lots of gourmet foods, wines and chesses, specialty sandwiches and more all ready to go in their "Grab & Go" section! You can purchase beer and wine by the bottle or case, and unique spirits as well. Read our review on this site!
Liberty Square will even do custom gift baskets for you!
There is plenty of onsite parking and free WiFi throughout the center! And from any shop under the Liberty Square banner, The Shops at Liberty Square, the Deli, the folks here will ship your purchase anywhere!
Simply put, The Shops at Liberty Square are first-class all the way – in appearance and in what they offer, and in service! You will love this discovery, so make it part of your next Door County trip! And when you step into this wonderful escape, please tell them that DoorCountyNavigator.com sent you!
For your convenience, here is a peek at their website. To open it fully, click the link on the lower left of the frame.
Click here to open full page