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MU president says “we’re getting pretty close” in effort to add grocery store near campus

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Marquette University

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University officials are looking to add a grocery store near campus.

Marquette University President Michael Lovell says a grocery store is the “highest priority” for the campus.

MU is partnering with the Near West Side Partners Inc. — a neighborhood coalition working to bring a grocery store to Milwaukee’s west side.

“We’re getting pretty close and we’re getting fairly serious with two different supermarkets. I will say that it will be in the New West Side and it will be very accessible to students,” Lovell said, speaking in one of his Fireside Chat question-and-answer sessions.

The eventual goal is to bring a store to the area north and west of the MU campus.

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1 Comment

  • Opinion8d

    Good luck. If there were demand, one would be there already. The problem is the neighborhood. Yeah, it would be great for the college kids to shop at somewhere other than a convenience store, but it gas stations have a problem staying in business, it will be tougher for a grocery store. Lots of nice homes in the area too -and cheap. Can’t imagine why no one is buying them……

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