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Careers Industries to open Racine’s first gluten-free store

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RACINE -- In just a few weeks, there will be a new place to shop for gluten-free goods in Racine County.  Careers Industries is getting ready to open a gluten-free store in its new building off of Washington Avenue.

It'll be called "Greater Grain Gluten-Free Goods" and will offer around 400 gluten-free and other natural products. “We're going to offer things like organic grass fed beef, organic chickens and wild Alaskan salmon,” Executive Director Joe Greene said.

Green, whose wife has Celiac Disease, says finding products without gluten can be difficult in southeast Wisconsin.  The new store will become Racine County’s one-stop shop for those who can’t tolerate certain refined grains like wheat and barley. “Milwaukee has some really good stores that provide gluten free products, so we want to have something for us down south,” Greene said.

Careers Industries is a non-profit agency that serves people with developmental disabilities by training them and helping them find work in the community. “We are going to have at all times two adults with disabilities, and we'll rotate them as they complete a curriculum. They’ll learn to price check, use the register and stock the shelves.  All those things can make a valuable employee, we’re going to teach them,” Greene said.

The store will open Thursday, March 1 and will be open six days a week.  Monday through Fridays, it will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  On Sundays, the store will be open from noon to 4 p.m.

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