The Great Escape

5000 Holiday Drive
Peoria, IL 61615

(309) 691-7665
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Store Hours


Monday, July 5th

10:00 am – 4:00pm

Mon/Tues/Weds/Thurs/Fri 10:00 am – 8:00pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00pm

11:00 am – 5:00pm

Meet Our Team

Jimmy Titone
Assistant Store Manager

Hi, I’m Jimmy Titone and I’m manager at The Great Escape Peoria. I’ve worked for The Great Escape for 20 years now, and while I work in all areas of the store, my favorite department is patio furniture. There are so many possibilities to transform your backyard into another living space! I love the products we sell because they are just plain fun, and they make people happy. We don’t really sell any life necessities, so many people have put off buying that new hot tub or pool until they could afford it.

The best part of my job is watching people get excited when they make their purchase and it gives me joy to help them achieve that dream. To make a really great customer shopping experience, I try to really listen. I want to help you buy something you really want, not something I like. You’re making a long term investment and I want you to be happy with your purchase.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and kids at home in our hot tub. When time allows, we also enjoy quality family time traveling, especially to Disney World.

Jerry Loizzo
Store Manager

Hey there, my name is Jerry Loizzo and I’m General Manager at The Great Escape Peoria. I’ve worked for The Great Escape for 21 years now. Altogether, I’ve worked in the pool and spa industry for 47 years - I call that a master’s degree! I specialize in everything in our store, from front to back door.

The best part of my job is the referrals from all of the wonderful people I’ve sold to over the last 40 years. My secret to making your shopping experience great is by sharing my knowledge and having the best prices to back it up.

When I’m not in the store, my free time in the summer is spent poolside, with a little golf now and then. Fun fact... watch my golf and you will laugh!

Welcome to The Great Escape, your big toy store for the home. We’ve got everything you want to make your neighbors jealous. At The Great Escape in Peoria, we boast one of the largest outdoor pool displays available. When you visit us, you’ll be able to get an even better picture of what your pool will look like in your own backyard. It’s the only one of it’s kind in the Midwest!

Come visit us at the corner of War Memorial Drive and Rt. 6, in the same shopping center as Home Depot and Gander Mountain.