Redevelopment of a distressed Milwaukee neighborhood will get a boost when Pete’s Fruit Market, a South Side institution, opens a new store on the corner of West North Avenue and North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
The corner building, long vacant after a Walgreens drug store relocated about a mile to the north, was the center of controversy in 2013 when a Dollar Tree store tried to move in. Community opposition to the Dollar Tree was led by Ald. Milele Coggs, who joined with the Milwaukee NAACP to demand that the neighborhood get a full-service grocery to improve the health of the community Coggs represents District 6, where the old Walgreens store is located. :: Read More ::