In Cudahy, there is only one grocery store. A Pick ‘n Save stands on Packard Avenue, employing 75 employees. Unfortunately, it is scheduled to close down later this month, resulting in a situation where there will no longer be any grocery stores in Cudahy.
The owner of the store, Kroger, did not give any prior notification to the decision of closing the store down. According to the mayor, John Hohenfeldt, once the store closes down Cudahy will be the only place in Milwaukee County that does not have a store for groceries.
The store is going out of business, despite efforts to do better. There will be a going-out-of-business sale, starting Thursday.
Pick ‘n Save employees have been offered jobs in other franchise locations in places such as Oak Creek, St. Francis and South Milwaukee.
Hohenfeldt stated that the local government will try to work with the owners of Cudahy’s Pick ‘n Save location to attract other grocery stores to the location.
For those who do not know about Cudahy, it is located in Milwaukee County and, as of the 2010 Census, has a population of 18,267. It is located in the southeastern part of Wisconsin, bordering Lake Michigan. Cudahy consists of 4.76 miles of land. Racially, the city is 88.8% white, 1.4% Asian, 0.9% Native American, 2.7% African American, 9.7% of Latino from any race, 2.7% mixed race and 3.6% from other races not mentioned. Only one school district, Cudahy School District, serves the community. Apparently, only one grocery store–Pick ‘n Save, serves the community, too!
Hopefully, this won’t be too much of an inconvenience for the residents of Cudahy. Fortunately, Cudahy is in a relatively well populated area with walkable streets and neighborhoods that are very close to each other.