Sendik’s to open small format store on Marquette campus

Freeman Staff

June 28, 2017

MILWAUKEE —A small-format Sendik’s is planned for the Marquette University campus on the northeast corner of 16th and West Wells streets.

“From my earliest days as president at Marquette, I told our students and our partners in the near west side that bringing a top-quality grocer to our community was the highest priority,” said Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell in a statement. “With more than 90 years of outstanding experience serving Milwaukee, Sendik’s arrival in our neighborhood means that our current food desert will soon have a fresh food oasis.”

According to the Wednesday announcement, the Sendik’s store is anticipated to be a “catalyst for additional area development” will open during the 2017-18 academic year.

 The Marquette campus Sendik’s will feature a Sendik’s Express, the local grocer’s online ordering and curbside pick-up service. The store, which will be approximately 4,800 square feet, will serve students, faculty, staff and neighbors. It will feature healthy snacks, single-serve meals, and Sendik’s signature fresh produce. Sendik’s expects to employ about 20 associates from the community, especially students who can balance their education with part-time work.

“This exciting collaboration is about two longtime Milwaukee institutions that share a combined vision of innovation and growth, both of which are reflected in this unique store and partnership,” said Ted Balistreri, family co-owner of Sendik’s Food Market, in the statement.

The Marquette campus location will be the 19th store for Sendik’s Food Markets.