By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Nov 10, 2008 at 2:45 PM

Rupena's Fine Foods, 7641 W. Beloit Rd., an institution in the greater Milwaukee area since 1927, will bring many items from its household name grocery store and deli to the Milwaukee Public Market beginning next week.  

New signs were just posted today on cases at the former Ceriello Fine Foods location at the market. Rupena's will open at the market on Nov. 17 and will offer fresh cut meats and poultry, angus beef, pork, hand made sausages, smoked meats, corn fed chicken, sandwiches, panninis, hot entrees and more, according to the signs.  

Probably best known for its pavilion and good eats at Wisconsin State Fair Park -- as well as its shop at Beloit Road and South 76th Street -- Rupena's was founded in Riverwest on Holton and Center Streets in 1927 by John S. Rupena and is still run today by his sons.

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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