Most of my hours are spent in and around Downtown Milwaukee. And when we lived at our condo at the Cawker Building, my family always wanted a grocery store that was just a bit closer than the Pick ’N Save at East Pointe or the Metro Market on Van Buren.
Today brings news that the ever-evolving plans for the old Grand Avenue Mall include mainly offices and possibly a new grocery store. There’s also rumors that a new name for the entire complex is in the works, too.
I’ve seen a few of the new ideas and concepts for the mall, and I love that it could soon house businesses large and small, as well as finally (according to many sources) open up and embrace Wisconsin Avenue.
Westown, the neighborhood in which the mall resides, deserves a rejuvenated "mall," and the many groups working on this project have made great progress. Kudos.
But which grocer would be best for the heart of Downtown Milwaukee?
Whole Foods Market? Sendik’s? Metro Market? Aldi? Trader Joe’s? Kroeger? Meijer? Target? Sprouts Farmers Market? Another one?
Chime in, tweet and let your inner grocer shine.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.