The newest Balistreri Sendik’s Food Market grocery store will open Thursday, May 15, at 7901 W. Layton Ave. in Greenfield. Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker and Greenfield Mayor Mike Neitzke are expected to attend the store opening celebration at 9:30 a.m. “I think the new Sendik’s will be the cornerstone of a renaissance along Layton Avenue and 76th Street," Neitzke said. "We’re elated." The Sendik’s store will occupy a 60,000-square-foot space that was formerly a Jewel Osco grocery store. About 180 employees will work at the new store.
"Our reputation is built on the high-quality employees that we recruit and train, along with our great grocery offerings. We’re pleased about the quality of applicants we have and will be bringing the same quality and diverse offerings to the new Greenfield store that are the hallmark of Sendik’s," said Ted Balistreri, the owner of the Greenfield Sendik’s store. He also owns Sendik’s stores in Elm Grove, Franklin, Grafton, Mequon, Wauwatosa and Whitefish Bay, and plans to open a Sendik’s store this fall in Germantown.
The Sendik’s store in Greenfield will anchor a 90,000-square-foot shopping center that has been renamed Sendik’s Commons. Devo Properties announced recently that it has fully leased Sendik’s Commons. The other tenants leasing space in the shopping center are Massage Envy, Cricket Communications, Toppers Pizza, Regency Beauty Institute, Alpha Cleaners and Great Clips.
"The space to be occupied by the new Sendik’s has literally been transformed," said Sendik’s Commons developer Greg Devorkin. "I know residents of Greenfield will be delighted. We’ve gone from a drab space to an upscale showpiece suitable to house the Sendik’s brand. Their high-quality reputation helped us attract our other fine retail tenants, and we’re proud to usher in a new shopping experience with the new Sendik’s Commons."