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
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.