Contact: Stamper: (414) 286-2659

The Center Street Marketplace Business Improvement District (BID) 39 is hosting Shop Small on Center Street this weekend. On Saturday, June 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the public encouraged to shop at one or more of the 75 small businesses on the commercial corridor from 32nd St. to 60th St. The three Aldermen representing that stretch of Center St. say this event comes at the right time.

“All too often the focus is on major development and mega businesses around Milwaukee so here is an opportunity to celebrate and patronize small businesses,” said Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II.

The event is open to all, visitors and locals alike.

“With this commercial corridor adjacent to many homes, we’d really like local residents to come explore or revisit a small business right in their own neighborhood,” said Alderman Michael J. Murphy.

There will also be a block party on 37th and Center to promote nonviolence. At noon, on 47th and Center by the Sherman Park Rising Mural, there will be a food and networking event.

“We look at this not only as a shopping event but also an opportunity for the community to come together,” said Alderman Khalif J. Rainey.

Faith-based and neighborhood level organizations (block clubs, churches and non-profits) will be taking part in the day as well.

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