Gloriosos’ journey is a genuine Milwaukee story

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:52 am

In 1946, Joe, Eddie and Ted Glorioso opened a corner market on Milwaukee’s Brady Street.

In 1946, Joe, Eddie and Ted Glorioso purchased a 1,500-square-foot storefront space at 1018 E. Brady St., on Milwaukee’s lower East Side and opened Glorioso Bros. Fine Foods.

Now, 65 years later, the brothers, with the help of their sons, Michael and Felix, as well as other family members, have opened a new, larger store right across the street and plan to grow the reputation of the Glorioso name even more by expanding its Internet shipping orders and cooking classes.

“It’s exciting to see how we’ve grown,” said Michael Glorioso, co-manager and Ted Glorioso’s only son. “I joined the company just over three years ago. But it was the hard work of my father, my two uncles and my cousin Felix, among others, that got us to where we are today. I’m so grateful to be able to share in the legacy they worked so hard to create.”

The story of the trials and tribulations of a family-owned business is a Milwaukee story, and it’s the cover story of the newest edition of BizTimes Milwaukee magazine.

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