Sendik’s held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new store that will open to the public this fall on the east side of Miller Park Way. This West Milwaukee location will sit between Mitchell and Burnham streets and will fill the final piece of undeveloped land on bustling Miller Park Way.
About 50 people representing Sendik’s, The Village of West Milwaukee, Devo Properties, Madisen Maher Architects, RA Smith National, Spire Engineering and Hunzinger Construction Company attended the ceremonial groundbreaking held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 11th.
“We are excited about the opportunity to serve a new area in the city and connect with a new community,” said Ted Balistreri, family co-owner. “West Milwaukee is a densely populated, growing area, and we hope the new location will expand consumer options with a high-quality, family owned grocery destination.”
The 42,000 SF Sendik’s will sit on a 4.6-acre site that will also include a 16,000 SF Goodwill Store and a yet-to-be-named sit-down restaurant. Aside from providing families with a new destination for Wisconsin specialty food and less drive time to other Sendik’s locations, the new store will also aid in Miller Park Way development, from commerce to safety. There are plans for a stoplight to be installed near the new location to mark an improvement in traffic flow, ingress and egress in the area.
“West Milwaukee is looking forward to the new partnership and is pleased about these additions to Miller Park Way,” said Ronald Hayward, West Milwaukee village president. “This will cap off 20 years of redevelopment on this thriving corridor.”
The new development also shows promise of job growth. The Sendik’s will employ 140 full and part-time employees, and the Goodwill will employ 40 to 50 full and part-time employees.
“We are so proud to be the builder for this great new project. This piece of property is the last piece available on Miller Park Way and the Sendik’s brand is the absolutely perfect fit for this final development. We look forward to a very successful working relationship,” said Kevin O’Toole, Executive Vice President of Hunzinger Construction Company.
Hunzinger is self-performing all concrete and carpentry work. Work is scheduled to be completed November, 1.