Angeline Terry

New Polish Grocery Market For South Side

Immigrant-run grocery store opening at Howell and Howard in Tippecanoe neighborhood.

By - Jan 10th, 2022 03:08 pm
3955 S. Howell Ave. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

3955 S. Howell Ave. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

A new, Polish grocery store is planned for Milwaukee’s South Side.

Husband-and-wife team Adam and Wioletta Bartoszek plan to open Wioletta’s Polish Market at 3955 S. Howell Ave. in the city’s Tippecanoe neighborhood.

Both are immigrants to America. “Wioletta has been dreaming about this for a few years, and we felt the timing was just right,” said Adam in an interview with Urban Milwaukee.

The store will be operated by Wioletta, who previously ran a few grocery stores in Poland. Adam said there’s “always a need” for markets like this one.

Beyond groceries, Adam said the pair plans to distinguish their store by selling items of Polish décor.

Adam and Wioletta plan to open Wioletta’s Polish Market on March 1. Once open, the market would be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

The building used to hold Tippecanoe True Value Hardware, but the store closed more than five years ago. The grocery store will occupy the approximately 2,800-square-foot retail space.

A three-bedroom apartment is included on a partial second floor. The property is owned by David Sterling.

The new store, sited just south of W. Howard Ave., will be located between Copper Kitchen Restaurant and Formula Home Improvements office.

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Categories: Food & Drink, Weekly

One thought on “New Polish Grocery Market For South Side”

  1. frank a schneiger says:

    Wioletta and Adam: to help guarantee your success, I would recommend listening to the u-tube recordings of Mad Man Michaels, “The Czarnina Kid” and “Michaels Market.” You might even want to sell these priceless and timeless recordings of the history of Southside Polish markets.

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