Market Momentum: Milwaukee Public Market thriving after rough star Stacy Vogel Davis -Associate editor- The Business Journal
As the Milwaukee Public Market was preparing to open in 2005, it asked local grocers John Nehring and Anne Finch-Nehring to consider opening a stand. They declined.
“We just weren’t sure about the concept and the pricing and what was happening and how it would work,” Finch-Nehring said.
That decision appeared vindicated early on, as the market struggled with vendor turnover and a lack of shoppers.
But when the Nehrings were approached again last year, they had a different answer. They opened Nehring’s Family Market at the Milwaukee Public Market in fall 2012 and they’re pleased with its performance.
“We should all be really proud that we have the Public Market,” Finch-Nehring said. “It’s a great showcase for all the vendors that are there.”
The Nehrings’ experience illustrates the turnaround in the Milwaukee Public Market at 400 N. Water St., on the edge of the 3rd Ward and just south of downtown Milwaukee. After coming within a month of closing in 2007, according to Ron San Felippo, chairman of the Historic Third Ward Business Improvement District, it now is thriving. Vendor space is 100 percent leased and sales have grown steadily since 2007, reaching $9.75 million last year. This year, sales are up nearly 21 percent. READ MORE
Public Market Announces Grant to United Community Center
$5,000 grant to go towards nutritional education program for children and families
Milwaukee, WI, August 22, 2013: United Community Center (UCC), a social service agency serving children and families on Milwaukee's south side by providing programs in the areas of education, cultural arts, recreation, community development, and health services, will receive a $5,000 grant for nutritional education, the Milwaukee Public Market announced today.
“Part of the market’s mission is to develop partnerships with local community organizations to create and expand resources for healthy food education programs,” said market spokesperson, Paul Schwartz. “Partnering with a well-respected organization like the UCC is a natural fit. Our experience with public cooking classes and housing fresh, artisan food vendors allows us to be much more than a financial partner throughout this process.”
The public market grant will provide menus, shopping lists and exercise schedules, and translate them into Spanish for the UCC’s largely Hispanic population. The programs at the UCC provide nutritional education through a series of workshops for children and families, comprised of healthy hands-on cooking coursework and physical activity. Chefs with the program demonstrate traditional Hispanic menus with ingredients that can be replaced to make each meal more health-conscious.
“We are honored and pleased to be selected for the public market’s grant,” said UCC executive director, Ricardo Diaz. “Both of our organizations provide the quality of service and attention to detail that is vital in community development. We look forward to a long-lasting partnership.”
For more information about the Milwaukee Public Market, call 414-336-1111.
PRESS RELEASE: Commission Row Produce Opens at Milwaukee Public Market
Owners of Nehring’s Family Market add produce space inside Third Ward destination
Milwaukee, Wisc, April 2, 2013: The Milwaukee Public Market announced today the opening of Commission Row Produce, adding an extensive variety of fresh fruits and vegetables located off of one of the market’s main entry points.
Commission Row Produce, a new venture by John and Anne Nehring, co-owners of Nehring’s Family Market, offers a wide range of high quality and seasonal produce. The new space is positioned off of the parking lot entrance, across from the popular salad and juice vendor, The Green Kitchen.
“There are few, if any, retail locations in the Historic Third Ward that sell fresh produce,” said market spokesperson, Paul Schwartz. “If there’s anybody in this city who knows produce, it’s the Nehrings. We expect them to do extremely well with the space.”
John Nehring began his career in the produce business almost 45 years ago, setting up produce departments for Pick ’n Save, Jewel, and Grasch Foods. Commission Row Produce has a 12 foot multi-deck produce cooler with a full irrigation system, along with 2 produce islands and display racks.
By Natalia AnguloFoxNews.com Milwaukee boasts of hosting the world’s biggest music festival each summer, but during the winter a thriving food and art scene heats up....READ MORE
Fox News spends 24 hours in Milwaukee OnMilwaukee.com In a segment today called "24 hours in Milwaukee ... in January," Angulo-Rico ... with several stops around Brew City including the Milwaukee Public Market, ...READ MORE
Milwaukee Public Market Donates $500 to Homeless Veterans Initiative MILWAUKEE, WISC: The Milwaukee Public Market announced today their donation of $500 to Homeless Veterans Initiative, an organization that's helped over 750 homeless & low-income veterans find food, clothing, shelter, jobs or assistance with filing for VA benefits.
"On behalf of the vendors and staff at the Milwaukee Public Market, we would like to publicly congratulate the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative on the outstanding and worthwhile work they've done and continue to do," said market spokesperson, Paul Schwartz. "We hope this donation of $500.00 will provide additional resources to continue their mission and to ensure that our veterans are cared for, even after their active-duty service to our country is over."
Please join us in saying THANK YOU to this tremendous organization, which strives to make sure none of our wounded are left behind.
For Soup, Some Like It Hot - And Spicy Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Here are the Soup Market locations: The Soup Market, 2211 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.; The Soup and Stock Market in the Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St.; ...READ MORE.
Key West Comes to Public Market Published Oct. 19, 2012; OnMilwaukee.com Award-winning chef and cookbook author Norman Van Aken and his son, fellow chef and co-author Justin, will appear at the Milwaukee Public Market Sunday, Nov. 11 at 1:30 p.m. to promote their new book, "My New Key West Kitchen: Recipes & Stories."...READ MORE
"America's Test Kitchen," the popular public television cooking show, will hold taste tests and demonstrations at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Milwaukee Public Market Palm Garden, 400 N. Water St. FULL STORY
John Reiss, chef-instructor of culinary arts at Milwaukee Area Technical College, holds forth in a cooking class for winners of the Journal Sentinel’s Lousy Cooks Contest at the demonstration kitchen at the Milwaukee Public Market.
It might seem counter-intuitive to teach a class of "lousy cooks" how to cook without recipes.
But "intuitive," it turns out, is the whole point. Knowing that confidence is in short supply, chef-instructors John Reiss and Claire Menck set out to show the nine winners of our Lousy Cooks Contest in attendance that recipes are just a guide. If they know a few simple processes, they can cook almost anything...FULL STORY
Name the biggest and most eclectic food court in the Milwaukee area. I bet you didn't think of the Milwaukee Public Market in the Historic Third Ward. The market has dramatically remade itself since its 2005 debut, becoming a large and lively restaurant and bar that also offers coffee, candy, wine, baked goods, frozen custard, grocery items, flowers, tee shirts, packaged spices and kitchen gadgets...read more.
After selling her catering business in London, Anne Manson went to Spain looking for a life change.
She found it in the historic town of Vejer in Andalucia, Spain. Overlooking the sea, the town with Moorish roots just happened to be down the road from where her great-great-grandfather imported sherry years earlier. It was a happy coincidence for Manson, who loves the fortified wine so much she became a certified sherry educator. She found Casa Alegra, a historic Spanish villa, and opened Annie B's Spanish Kitchen for classes and culinary tours....FULL STORY
NEWS RELEASE: Nehring’s Family Market Coming to Milwaukee Public Market
Owners of Groppi Food Market and Sendik’s on Oakland picks Third Ward destination for newest location
Milwaukee, WI, April 2, 2012: The Milwaukee Public Market announced today the addition of Nehring’s Family Market, a new venture from John and Anne Nehring, owners of G. Groppi Food Market and Nehring’s Sendik’s on Oakland Ave, who will...
By OnMilwaukee.com (Best of Dining poll) - October 24, 2011 One of the best things about shopping at a local market is the ability to eat on the go or plan a meal. Either way, chances are good that you'll walk away satisfied...
NEWS RELEASE: Brew City Brand Apparel Coming to Milwaukee Public Market
Clothing and gift company adds "Milwaukee-gear" retail shop to Historic Third Ward
Milwaukee, Wisc, October 12, 2011: The Milwaukee Public Market proudly announced today the addition of Brew City Brand Apparel, a family-owned “Milwaukee-gear” company who will take over a portion of the easterly end cap space in between Thief Wine Shop & Bar and West Allis Cheese & Sausage.
NEWS RELEASE: Milwaukee Public Market Donates Grant to Public Library
$5000 grant will commit books and programming for healthy living and eating
Milwaukee, Wisc, September 26, 2011: The Milwaukee Public Market today announced the commitment of a $5,000 grant to the Milwaukee Public Library in support of books and programming aimed to promote healthy eating and living, with an emphasis on cooking with children.
By Emily Fredrix - USA Today - September 17, 2011 There's one location in the suburb of West Allis and another downtown at the Milwaukee Public Market. It's a great place to visit for any food-lover...
By Nancy Trejos - Washington Post - Published: September 16, 2011 I’d been in Milwaukee for three days, and I hadn’t yet had a sip of beer or a bite of brat....The next day, I continued my culinary tour at the six-year-old Milwaukee PublicMarket in Historic Third Ward, a former dilapidated warehouse neighborhood ...