Jenifer Street Market to make offer on property in Schoep's receivership

Steve McKenzie, who co-owns the Jenifer Street Market in Madison, says he will make an offer to purchase the Schoep’s Ice Cream property after the ice cream business filed for receivership.

An article in The Capital Times notes the market’s neighbors in the Schenk-Atwood neighborhood have been worried about its fate because Schoep’s Ice Cream is its landlord, and they don’t want their neighborhood to become a “food desert.”

McKenzie says he’s ready to make a bid on the building, which is assessed at $454,000. It would mark the second time he has tried to buy the 10,000-square-foot structure. Nothing came of his first try about 10 years ago.

As part of the receivership, all of the assets owned by Schoep’s Ice Cream will be sold to the highest and best bidder, according to Milwaukee attorney Michael Polsky, the court-designated receiver.

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