Fan Page and News Update from

UPDATE:
- Market & Food Bar are Now Open!
- Coming Soon: Wine, Beer & Spirits Department
           and Made-from-scratch Baked Goods

Downtown Grocery is opening the new, temporary Market & Food Bar at the Wausau Center Mall in several phases. The first two phases have now opened! The four phases include the following:

           Phase 1: Market is Now Open! (as of Friday, January 29, 2016) Read more!
           Phase 2: Food Bar is Now Open! (as of Tuesday, February 23, 2016) Read more!
           Phase 3: Coming Soon - Wine, Beer and Spirits Department (by the end of March.)
           Phase 4: Coming Soon - Made-from-scratch Baked Goods (in the coming weeks.)

The original location for Downtown Grocery, 607 Third Street, is temporarily closed due to September 2015 fire. The fire was extinguished quickly. Thankfully, no one was hurt. We're working with the building owner to re-open as quickly as possible. Read more about the recovery efforts, Wausau Daily Herald, 10/3/15. The Market & Food Bar will remain open until we can return to the original location.

News reports about the pop-up art, new Market & Food Bar, benefit for employees, and fire & recovery:
- 2/24/16, WJFW TV-12, Wausau's Downtown Grocery opens food bar
- 2/24/16, Wausau Daily Herald, Downtown Grocery opens food bar in mall
- 2/12/16, Wausau Daily Herald, Downtown Grocery raises $1,500 for charity
- 1/29/16, Wausau Daily Herald, Downtown Grocery opens new digs
- 1/29/16, WSAW TV-7, Downtown Grocery temporary store finally opens in Wausau Center Mall
- 1/29/16, WJFW TV-12, Downtown Grocery opens new pop-up store four months after fire
- 1/28/16, WSAW TV-7, Downtown Grocery to open temporary store in new home Friday
- 1/27/16, WIFC, WSAU 550 AM, Downtown Grocery's temporary site opens Friday morning
- 1/27/16, WAOW TV-9, Wausau grocery store to open after September fire
- 1/27/16, Wausau Daily Herald, Downtown Grocery to open in mall Friday
- 12/13/15, WJFW TV-12, Wausau businesses host benefit for Downtown Grocery employees
- 12/13/15, WSAW TV-7, Community rallies behind Downtown Grocery employees
- 12/13/15, EastPainters.Blogspot, Students painting for a charity
- 12/11/15, EastPainters.Blogspot, Painting for Community Project
- 12/11/15, EastPainters.Blogspot, Painting for the Downtown Grocery & Wausau Community
- 12/11/15, WSAW TV-7, Students paint for a good cause
- 12/11/15, WSAW TV-7, Wausau East students design art project supporting local business
- 12/10/15, WAOW TV-9, Downtown Grocery gives back to community through art
- 12/8/15, WSAU 550 AM, WDEZ, WIFC, Downtown Grocery preparing temporary home in the mall
- 12/8/15, WSAW TV-7, Downtown Grocery to open temporary location in Wausau Mall
- 12/8/15, Wausau Daily Herald, Downtown Grocery to open temporarily in mall
- 12/8/15, WAOW TV-9, Downtown Grocery to open temporary Wausau location
- 12/1/15, Eventbrite, Downtown Grocery Staff Benefit
- 12/1/15, Wherevent, Benefit for Downtown Grocery employees
- 12/1/15, Wausau Daily Herald, Benefit planned for grocery employees
- 12/1/15, WAOW TV-9, Benefit set to help workers affected by fire at Wausau business
- 10/5/15, WSAU 550 AM, Wausau's Downtown Grocery fire caused by negligence
- 10/5/15, WSAW TV-7, Community helps keep shop owners positive
- 10/5/15, WAOW TV-9, Teen discarding cigarette ignites downtown Wausau fire
- 10/5/15, WAOW TV-9, Cleanup at Downtown Grocery continues after fire
- 10/3/15, Wausau Daily Herald, Crews begin work on Downtown Grocery recovery
- 10/1/15, WAOW TV-9, Businesses come together to help three stores damaged from Wausau fire
- 9/30/15, WI Rapids Tribune, None injured in Downtown Grocery fire
- 9/30/15, Wausau Daily Herald, Businesses rally after Downtown Grocery fire
- 9/29/15, Fox Sports Wausau, Explosion & fire damages 3rd Street businesses in Wausau Tuesday
- 9/29/15, WJFW TV-12, No injuries after fire in downtown Wausau
- 9/29/15, WAOW TV-9, Fire damages two businesses in downtown Wausau

We sincerely thank the community for being so supportive with kind words and donations as we rebuild from this tough situation. We thank everyone involved directly in the recovery and reconstruction process, beginning with the first responders, as all have shown a sense of urgency, problem solving and politeness! Many people have asked how they may help. We've two items that you can do immediately:

           1. Stay positive!
           2. Share with all you know that we're working to re-open Downtown Grocery
                for the supportive community, our many local vendors, and our creative employees.

Thank you,

Kevin Korpela & Megan Curtes Korpela
Phone 715-848-9800 Email kevinkorpela@gmail.com
Check www.facebook.com/DowntownGrocery for updates!

Wausau Local Organic Fresh Foods

1 "Get your groceries* downtown at Downtown Grocery!"
           
* plus fruits, vegetables, dairy, non-dairy, meat, meatless, artisan and Wisconsin cheeses, bulk foods, frozen foods,
           
health & beauty, beer, wine, liquor, prepared foods, plenty of seating, easy parking, plus coffee, tea, and free WiFi.)
2 An "old-fashioned grocery"™ with Local and Organic Groceries and a Fresh Food Market
           offering Vegetarian World-Inspired Kitchen, Food Bar (Hot Bar, Salad Bar, Olive Bar,) Four Bakeshops!

3 We're an "Everyday Farmers Market"™ offering fresh, local, certified-organic, natural, bulk,
           and raw foods to support our regional "Foodshed" (like a "watershed".)

4 Dine-in, Carry-out, it's Healthy Food, Fast! The Vegetarian Kitchen prepares world-inspired
           fast-food for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Sunday Brunch! See the rotating Four-Week Menu.

5 Located on Wausau's "Main Street" this "old-fashioned grocery"™ offers a Fresh Food Market
           for every meal to connect place with people, strengthen farm to markets, and reinforce downtown!

6 Featuring Four Bakeshops offering unique selections:
           - Downtown Grocery Bakeshop - old-fashioned & innovative selections from breads to brittles
           - Be Well Bakeshop - gluten-free goodness, vegan selections, and breads
           - a dash of delicious bakeshop - sweets and treats
           - Blue Dot Bakeshop - gluten free indulgence

7 The Kitchen Incubator is the "Home of..." three businesses creating more local food:

           - Be Well Bakeshop - gluten-free goodness, vegan selections, and breads
               
           - a dash of delicious bakeshop - sweets and treats
                   
           - Blue Dot Bakeshop - gluten free indulgence
                  
* Downtown Grocery, an earth-friendly community place to share ideas and grow a local food economy.