By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Mar 06, 2009 at 9:57 AM

Kehr's Candies has relocated within the Milwaukee Public Market, paving way for a new, taqueria and Mexican dining spot that's to be announced next week.

As I've noted, the taqueria has been in works for a while and with El Rey leaving the Public Market space is now available.

The Kehr's move is a natural as it positions the candy maker close to C. Adams Bakery and Locker's Flowers and, logistically, moves its products away from the bright sunshine that comes in through the Market's western windows. It also provides more space for its custard and sundae operations.

B.D. and Pearl Kehr founded Kehr's Candy Kitchen in 1930. Today, it's owned by long-time Kehr's employee Paul Martinka. Kehr's still makes most of its candy at its location at 3533 W. Lisbon Ave.

I'll have more new on the new taqueria vendor next week. And, if you head to the Public Market next week Kehr's has 20 percent off all Irish cream meltaways and its supply of Easter candy is already in stock.

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

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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