Statement from Keith Stanley, Executive Director of Near West Side Partners, Inc.
On Wednesday, Dr. Michael Lovell, President of Marquette University, announced that Marquette University is launching a “Near West Side Grocery Store Challenge.”
MILWAUKEE – The following statement was issued following the announcement of the Marquette University Near West Side Grocery Store Challenge.
On Wednesday, Dr. Michael Lovell, President of Marquette University, announced that Marquette University is launching a “Near West Side Grocery Store Challenge.” He invites all students to participate and be part of the solution in providing affordable access to fresh food options in their community.
This is in response to address the need for a grocery store in the Near West Side – one of the top priorities of our organization, our residents and of the five anchor institutions (Aurora Health Care, Harley-Davidson, Marquette University, MillerCoors and Potawatomi Business Development Corporation) that helped form Near West Side Partners in October 2014.
We’re thrilled to see the leadership of Marquette University and its students in moving this forward.
As always, we will work closely with our residents, other business owners and elected officials to determine the winning student or student group and identify an appropriate site in support of positive economic development in the Near West Side.
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Near West Side Partners, Inc. is a non-profit organization with a mission to revitalize and sustain the Near West Side as a thriving business and residential corridor, through collaborative efforts to promote commercial corridor development, improved housing, unified neighborhood identity and branding, and greater safety for residents and businesses. Near West Side Partners, Inc. is an organization of businesses and civic leaders from throughout the Near West Side
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