Friday, May 3, 2013
The fate of the office building on Lake Drive is unknown, but the grocery store will stay in place.
Balistreri owned and operated Sendik's Food Markets has always been based in Whitefish Bay, ever since its first grocery store opened on Silver Spring Drive in 1949. Now, the 40 to 45 employees who work at Sendik's corporate headquarters could move as early as this year to a 208,000-square-foot building at 7225 W. Marcia Road on the northwest side of Milwaukee. Sendik's spokesman Nick Bandoch said the company hasn't made a decision as to what will be done with the current corporate office building at 5623 North Lake Drive, just east of the Whitefish Bay grocery store. The new corporate building in Milwaukee will have 173,000 square feet of warehouse space and 35,000 square feet of office space, according to Biz Times. Currently, Sendik's …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The woman was transported to the hospital for injuries after an accident in the grocery store parking lot Saturday afternoon.
An 87-year-old Whitefish Bay woman was injured after a vehicle backed into her in the Sendik's parking lot Saturday afternoon. The woman was walking her groceries to her car with assistance from a Sendik's employee, who tried to yell out and warn the woman about the car. The driver of the vehicle, a 78-year-old Milwaukee woman, told police she did not see the pedestrian behind her when she backed out of her parking stall and hit the woman at 3:14 p.m. Saturday. The woman fell to the pavement after being hit, and blood was visible on one of her hands and on the side of her head. She was transported to Columbia St. Mary Hospital for injuries. When police visited her in the hospital, the woman said she was confused by what happened and did …
Friday, November 16, 2012
A procrastinator's guide to preparing Thanksgiving dinner – or finding a restaurant to cook it for you.
If you're planning on cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year, make sure you stock up early, because most stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Sendik's and Penzy's Spices will both be closed on Thanksgiving. You can make a last-minute run to Pick 'n Save or Sendik's in Shorewood, which are both open until 3 p.m. Also, if you're not much of a chef, you can reserve a fresh turkey and a fully-cooked holiday meal from Sendik's. If you feel like enjoying Thanksgiving away from the house, Jack Pandl's Whitefish Bay Inn will continue its annual Thanksgiving dinner tradition. The 97-year-old Whitefish Bay restaurant will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, serving turkey, as well as duck, schnitzel, whitefish, lamb shanks, …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Who has the best pizza in town? How about the best sports bar? Here are your picks for Readers' Choice.
All this summer you've nominated and voted for your favorite local businesses in categories ranging from Best Burger and Most Family-Friendly Restaurant to Best Festival and Best Hair Salon for Women. We've tallied all the poll votes and now it's time to announce the winners. See below for our complete list of Readers' Choice winners: Best Hair Salon for Women Best Beer List or Supply — Restaurant or Bar Best Outdoor Dining Best Burger Best Frozen Custard Best Pizza Best Pub Best Coffee Shop Best Family-Friendly Restaurant Best Place to Walk or Hike Best Massage or Spa Best Grocery Store Best Festival Best Place to Get Your Car Fixed
Friday, April 27, 2012
With more than 40 years of experience in the floral business, Andrew Eschweiler's Oakland Avenue boutique received a glowing business review. Feel free to add your own review to his Patch business listing!
It's official. Patch readers have named Milwaukee Blooms the best florist in town. Earlier this week, we asked Patch readers to pick between Sendik's and Milwaukee Blooms by rating and reviewing the business on their Patch Directory page, or by commenting on the article. In the end, Milwaukee Blooms came out on top. With more than 40 years in the floral business, Andrew Eschweiler said he has arranged flowers for Pope John Paul II and Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. He has also done business with Whitney Houston and David Bowie. Whitefish Bay Patch featured an article about the business in December. The boutique has also won the admiration of Patch reader Bob McBride. "The arrangements from Milwaukee Blooms have …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The former Green Bay Packer was signing photos and copies of his books to raise money for breast cancer treatment Tuesday night.
Former Green Bay Packer safety LeRoy Butler hosted a signing at Sendik's Tuesday night. The store is selling the Butler Burger, and with each purchase, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Leroy Butler Foundation, which helps women going through breast cancer treatment obtain financial assistance.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The grocery store delivered 58,000 pounds of food and $44,000 to Feeding America.
This is the season of giving, and Sendik's is giving in a big way to local families in need. On Tuesday, the Whitefish Bay-based grocer donated 58,000 pounds of food and more than $44,000 to Feeding America. “We are so happy to be able to make this donation,” said Nick Balistreri, who owns Sendik’s along with his brothers Ted and Patrick and his sister Margaret Harris. “Our customers and associates have been so generous throughout the promotion, and Feeding America has been a great partner. It feels great to be able to come together to help our community, especially when so many families are in need.” A new aspect to the promotion this year was the “Do the Cluck, Fill the Truck” event on Oct. 15. For every customer that signed up for the …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Nationwide recall pulls Smucker's Natural Chunky peanut butter due to salmonella concerns, but the same product available at Sendik's is safe, according to company officials.
You may have heard that Smucker’s Natural Chunky Peanut Butter is being recalled, but the product is still safe to buy at Sendik's, according to the Whitefish Bay-based grocer. The Ohio-based J.M. Smucker Co. is recalling the product, due to possible salmonella contamination, according to a report in Fox News. The same product, Smuckers Natural Peanut Butter Chunky, is available at Sendik's, but Nick Bandoch of Sendik’s said it did not receive any product that was part of the recall. That means the peanut is not on the shelves at the store at 500 E. Silver Spring Drive in Whitefish Bay, or in other Balistreri Sendik's stores, including those in Mequon, Wauwatosa and Elm Grove. When Smuckers issued the product recall, Bandoch said Sendik's …
Friday, August 19, 2011
It's coming up on the one-year anniversary of Sara's big move from the city to the Shoreline. Here's her gift to her new love.
My one-year anniversary is fast approaching with my current boyfriend, the Shoreline! Tradition states the proper gift to give for this very mushy occasion is one of the paper variety. Since Patch has revamped the conventional local newspaper into one of the virtual kind, I thought it was appropriate to deliver an e-love letter of sorts with a Late Night twist. Thus, ladies and gentlemen I present to you tonight's Top Ten Reasons Sara + The Shoreline = True Love Forever... No. 10 — My need for excessive shoe shopping has all but ceased. I found I only need one of two styles of footwear to fit into any Shoreline social situation. The footwear of choice? Designer stilettos or Birkenstocks. Grocery shopping? Both fit the bill! Out for drinks…
Friday, July 29, 2011
In the Patch Arena it's a showdown of grocer proportions, Whitefish Bay Sendik's vs. Shorewood Sendik's.
Sendik's vs. Sendik's. Does it get any more foodie fabulous? The answer you're looking for is "oh heck no." It does not get any more fabulous for foodies like me. Each store is packed with the crème de la crème of ingredients including produce, groceries, spirits, sweets and proteins. Interestingly, despite the stores sharing the same name, they don't share the same ownership. The Balistreri family owned and operated both until 1998 when they sold the North Oakland Avenue store to the Nehring family. John Nehring, who worked previously at the North Downer Avenue Sendik's and at V. Richards in Brookfield along with his wife Anne Finch Nehring, a retired professional ballet dancer, are the current owners. The Balistreris currently own the …