Public Market Sets Record for Sales & Visits in 2016
Milwaukee Public Market - January 17, 2017
The Milwaukee Public Market has reached another milestone. Today, the Third Ward destination announced gross sales and customer visits rose to record breaking levels in 2016. Total vendor sales increased10%, rising from $14,351,582 in 2015 to $15,829,999 last year. Customer visits saw a 11% increase, rising from 1,390,439 in 2015 to 1,548,581 in 2016, maintaining its position as a top tier local attraction. "It’s been incredibly gratifying to witness the support and patronage of the market from locals and tourists from around the world," said operation and communication manager, Paul Schwartz. "The 2016 sales figures are more than double our total sales for 2010. That’s unbelievable growth within in a six year period. I think we’ve cemented our status as one of the top destinations in the downtown area.” As one of the most successful mixed-use developments in the city, the market also plays host to public cooking classes and private events on the second level, which have become increasingly popular. As is the case every year, the market will continue to create ways to stay fresh and attract a wide customer base, according to Schwartz. The public market, which opened in October 2005, is owned and operated by the Third Ward Business Improvement District #2.
Business Journal - Sept 27, 2013 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.... READ MORE
St Paul Fish Company inside the Milwaukee Public Market has given new meaning to the term “ice fishing”. The seafood merchant...announced today plans to install a temporary Ice Bar structure around its seasonal outdoor bar area....READ MORE.
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the Milwaukee Public Market announced the addition of a new vendor arriving next month: FORM Fine Goods & Floral. The new shop – created by local artist, craft-maker and floral designer Elizabeth Miller ...READ MORE
Anodyne at Milwaukee Public Market Shepherd Express - October 7, 2014 Anodyne Coffee Company will open in the Milwaukee Public Market on Oct. 7. It will occupy a 500 square foot space at the southwest corner of the market, across from Margarita Paradise and the Spice House...READ MORE
Tuesday will be opening day for the Anodyne Coffee stand at the Milwaukee Public Market in the Third Ward, the market announced today, making it the second new business within 10 days there. Thai-namite, selling sushi and Thai dishes, opened on Sept. 28...READ MORE
Anodyne Coffee Company, the Milwaukee-based coffee roastery and cafe, will open at the Milwaukee Public Market on Tuesday, Oct. 7, making it the latest addition to the Historic Third Ward destination...READ MORE
Sushi and Thai spot Thai-namite opens its Milwaukee Public Market location Sunday. Thai-namite will be housed in about 400-square-feet between Nehring’s Family Market and St. Paul Fish Co. Its renovated space includes a sushi bar that seats seven...READ MORE
Thai-namite's second location, in the Milwaukee Public Market, will open Sunday, the market announced today.
Seven seats have been added to the sushi bar in the refurbished space, between Nehring's Family Market and St. Paul Fish Co...As an opening special, customers will get a free order of spring rolls with the purchase of a plate lunch during the first month in business...READ MORE
Located on Water Street to the north of the Milwaukee Public Market, the mural is a collaborative effort by Ayla Boyle, Conner Brown, John Kowalczyk and Tyrone Randle -- all current or former students at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD)...READ MORE
Express Milwaukee (The Shepherd Express) - July 21, 2014
Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company continues to expand. Last fall the company opened a second location in Walker's Point, and soon it will have a presence in the Third Ward, as it opens a stand in the Milwaukee Public Market....READ MORE
January 28, 2014 - Milwaukee, WISC – The sun is shining brighter around the Milwaukee Public Market these days as the Third Ward destination announced today that its reconfigured daily parking lot has reopened ahead of schedule.
“The market has experienced steady traffic since the project began and we expect those numbers to climb as a result of the lot reopening,” said Paul Schwartz, the public market’s operation and communication manager.
Loss of parking hasn't hurt Milwaukee Public Market
Milwaukee Business Journal; January 15, 2014 Milwaukee Public Market has seen little to no drop in traffic since losing its parking lot off North Water Street to the Interstate 794 construction project....READ MORE
Milwaukee Public Market's foot traffic, sales grow in 2013
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; January 15, 2014 The Milwaukee Public Market said Wednesday that customer visits increased in 2013, and with the increased traffic, gross sales for its vendors rose 20% from a year ago....READ MORE
Milwaukee Public Market to brave cold, open Monday
Jeff Sherman, OnMilwaukee.com; January 4, 2014
The Milwaukee Public Market, though, will be open for business on Monday, January 6, 2014.
Market Momentum: Milwaukee Public Market thriving after rough star Stacy Vogel Davis -Associate editor- The Business Journal - Sept 27, 2013
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.
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 - Jan 23, 2013 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
Support Strong for Downtown Fresno Public Market
Fresno Business Journal - Jan 9, 2013
And planning for a public market takes time. He noted that the successful Milwaukee Public Market took six years to open after a feasibility...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.
Nehring's Family Market Opens at Milwaukee Public Market
Milwaukee Business Journal; November 8, 2012 Nehring’s Family Market opened at the Milwaukee Public Market this week, filling the former Rupena’s Fine Foods space.....READ MORE.
Milwaukee Public Market surpasses one million visitors
BizTimes.com; November 8, 2012 The Milwaukee Public Market tallied its millionth customer for the year on Monday, pushing it up into the top tier of most popular Milwaukee attractions....READ MORE.
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 to hold event at Milwaukee Public Market
By Nancy Stohs of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - October 13, 2012
"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.
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 ...