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 While most of the MSM sleeps, The Patch has an interesting read on what appears to be the failing boycott of the Sendik's in Shorewood.


Despite threats of a boycott of Shorewood's Sendik's, store owner Anne Nehring said she hasn't seen much backlash from shoppers- just support.

Two customers came in and told co-owner John Nehring, they were organizing a boycott of the store at 4027 N. Oakland Av.

She added John told them to get out of the store before they would give him a reason for the threatened boycott.

However, on Saturday, an e-mail surfaced threatening a boycott of Shorewood’s Sendik’s, citing the owner's support of Milwaukee County Executive candidate Jeff Stone and that couple has been “giving funds to union-busters.” Stone voted in favor of the governor's budget repair bill.

"I care very much about the community and the employees because they are my family," Anne Nehring said. "People have told me they won't stop shopping here."

She said other customers say they drove out of their way to support the Shorewood location, which the Nehrings independently own. She added she is hurt by the threats coming from Shorewood residents, and their support of Gov. Scott Walker or Stone was done as individuals and not as the owners of Sendik's.

"I should be able to do that, as an individual, without being punished," she said of her support of the Republican party.

Another Sendik's, 2643 N. Downer Ave., wasn't so lucky, as the doors to the grocer were Superglued shut Monday. Anne Nehring said there hasn't been any vandalism of her store.

The e-mail, first reported by 620 WTMJ’s Charlie Sykes, was reportedly sent from one David Weingrod, with an Milwaukee Area Technical College e-mail address, to apparent union representatives at the college and says that the grocer may face a boycott if the owners continue to support Stone.


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