MILWAUKEE – A new Sendik’s store is set to open in the heart of the Marquette campus next school year. It will be located on the northeast corner of 16th and West Wells Streets.
The announcement was made Wednesday morning by Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell.
According to Sendik’s, the new Marquette store will be an innovative, small-store-format model -- which will be approximately 4,800 square feet. The store will serve students, faculty, staff, neighbors and will feature healthy snacks, single-serve meals, and Sendik’s signature fresh produce.
This location will also feature “Sendik’s Express,” the grocer’s online ordering and curbside pick-up service.
“From my earliest days as president at Marquette, I told our students and our partners in the Near West Side that bringing a top-quality grocer to our community was the highest priority,” Lovell said in a news release. “With more than 90 years of outstanding experience serving Milwaukee, Sendik’s arrival in our neighborhood means that our current food desert will soon have a fresh food oasis.”
Sendik’s expects to employ about 20 associates from the community, especially students who can balance their education with part-time work.