Co-op approved for north side

With Pierce’s Northside Market’s lease ending on Sherman Avenue, a third Willy Street Co-op will open soon in its place after the co-op’s board voted to support plans to move into the site.

Co-op owners hope the store will open later this summer at 2817 North Sherman Ave., and an owner bond drive will likely be announced soon with the goal of raising $1.5 million by Aug. 1.

The north side store will be the largest of Willy Street Co-op’s three Madison locations at 16,800 square feet. A grand opening is tentatively planned for September.