Sherman Phoenix launches fundraiser for its 27 small businesses

Posted: 3:41 PM, Mar 23, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-23 16:42:21-04
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MILWAUKEE — Due to the coronavirus, Sherman Phoenix has been forced to close its 27 small businesses. Now, it's launching a fundraiser to raise money to make up for their financial losses.

While some of the Sherman Phoenix businesses are still operating through their carryout services or delivery, others like their barbershops and salons have been forced to close.

These closures are expected to last several weeks, which is why Sherman Phoenix has launched an emergency fundraiser.

In a press release, Sherman Phoenix said, "Our first priority is to provide immediate rent relief for all 27 tenants. Secondly, we want to provide support to our entrepreneurs as they pivot to new e-commerce platforms."

Sherman Phoenix continued on to say, "Emergency funds will help ensure that businesses can reopen, rebuild, and rehire, and the Sherman Phoenix will remain a vibrant community hub."

To make a donation, you can head to You can also make a tax-deductible donation and mail it to Wisconsin Preservation Fund, c/o Bruce Block, President, 1000 N. Water Street, Suite 2100, Milwaukee, WI 53201.

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