The City of Madison announced on Tuesday it has reached an agreement with Kristie Maurer of Maurer’s Urban Market to open a full-service 24,000-square-foot grocery store in South Madison. The City will be purchasing condo space for the grocery store from development team Rule Enterprises and nonprofit Movin’ Out and leasing it to Kristie Maurer to open her store, Maurer’s Urban Market.
“As a second-generation grocer, I am beyond excited to be branching out on my own and creating a local, woman-owned grocery store,” said Maurer in a statement. “I would like to thank the City of Madison and the Rule/Movin Out team for their diligence and commitment to this project. I cannot wait to design and create a store that represents the neighborhood and my passion for food. I love the fact that this store will help bring healthy food options to the neighborhood and inspire a generation of healthy living,”
The grocery store, located at the corner of South Park Street and Cedar Street, will be the anchor commercial tenant of the Truman Olson development project, the $42 million, six-story redevelopment already underway. Maurer’s Urban Market says it will provide everyday staples, plus offer a large selection of fresh produce, meat, and seafood, and a robust deli/bakery. The lease will be for 15 years with several renewal options.
The project has been a long-time priority of the City, the mayor, and Alders Sheri Carter and Tag Evers, the City of Madison said in a press release.
“I was confident that together we would uphold the history of having a full-service grocery in South Madison,” said Carter. “The road was not paved in a straight line; however, our determination carried us through to this moment. I am looking forward to supporting Kristie Maurer’s Urban Market for years to come.”
The grocery store is expected to open later this year.