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Alder Syed Abbas

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Alder Syed Abbas

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2221 Sherman Avenue #222

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Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
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Willy North opens Monday August 15!

August 12, 2016 9:19 PM


I'm excited to receive word that the Willy Street Co-Op new Northside location will be open for business this coming Monday, August 15 at 7:30am!


Madison, WI (August 12, 2016) - The wait is over! Willy Street Co-op's new Northside location at 2817 N. Sherman Avenue will "softly" open its doors on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. An official Grand Opening Celebration is set for mid-September.

"We have been stocking shelves and hanging signs so we can get Willy North open to the public on August 15th," Co-op Director of Communication Brendon Smith says. "We appreciate the support our Owners, customers, and Northside residents have provided throughout the two fast-moving months of renovation on what will be our largest store at 20,000 square feet. That's basically the size of Willy East and Willy West combined! Everyone on the staff has worked hard to make this a reality."

This soft opening of Willy North allows the co-op to provide the neighborhood with groceries, while still applying the finishing touches to the building, along with gradually adding to the products and programs offered initially, including:

  • Fresh seafood and the selection of local products 
  • FoodShare and WIC acceptance 
  • Beer and wine sales, pending permits 
  • Outdoor seating upon completion of facade work 

Membership at Willy North, East, or West is not a requirement to shop, but there are benefits to being an owner.

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