Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) opened its latest concession today with partner Paradies Lagardère. Concordia Market on Concourse C is an extension of the Vino Volo restaurant and offers a range of local favorites on a grab-and-go basis.
Named for the near West Side Milwaukee neighborhood, Concordia Market joins other Brew City-themed concession points, including Bronzeville Crossing, Bay View Exchange, Miller Valley Market and Summerfest Maketplace.
In addition to salads, sandwiches, wrap and parfaits, Concordia Market offers locally made Press Waffles, pastries and sandwiches with Wisconsin-based Nueske’s meat, and java from Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co.
A retail market stocks gourmet snacks, bottles of wine, cans of beer from regional brewers, and curds and cheese blocks from Clock Shadow Creamery.
“The opening of Concordia Market brings added convenience and high-quality food options to those flying from our world-class MKE airport,” said County Executive David Crowley.
“Passengers from around the world now have another way to easily access great products made locally here in Milwaukee.”
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.