Former Milwaukee Bucks (Heat and Celtics, too) guard Ray Allen and his wife have opened one of the country’s first all-organic "fast food" restaurants – complete with a drive-thru – in Miami. Called Grown, it’s getting rave reviews on Facebook, and, from the photos I’ve seen, I want to eat there right now.
Allen, if you didn’t know, is still one of the most beloved Bucks of all time. His smooth jumper, great work ethic and commitment to Milwaukee are all still talked about and missed today.
Regarding this new venture, Allen told the Miami Herald, "People want to be healthier, eat cleaner and feel better about what they're putting in their bodies." Indeed.
So here’s my idea, Ray: expand to Milwaukee. Now.
What better city for you and wife Shannon to expand to? Partner with Growing Power, be a part of one of the fastest-growing food scenes in the country and get back to your professional hoops roots.
Let’s do this, Ray. Give us a Grown in Milwaukee.
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.
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