Planned West Milwaukee grocery looking at May construction start
Construction could begin in May on a planned 61,000-square-foot West Milwaukee supermarket that focuses on selling fresh fruits and vegetables.
Cermak Fresh Market is planned for 1541 Miller Park Way, just south of the Target store. The West Milwaukee Community Development Authority recommended approval at its Monday night meeting, and the project will go before the Village Board next week, said Ron Hayward, village president.
If construction begins this spring, the store would likely open by the end of the year, Hayward said. It would be the second new supermarket in West Milwaukee this year. A 15,000-square-foot GFS Marketplace is under development, and will open this fall at 2064 Miller Park Way.
Cermak Fresh Market will be operated by Mike Bousis, who operates a similar store in Aurora, Ill. It will have 120 employees.
The $5.3 million project first surfaced last fall.
Its financing will include $400,000 in village funds that will be repaid through property taxes generated by the store, and other new developments within a tax incremental financing district. The payback period is estimated at four to five years.
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