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Kessenich's Currently Moving to New Location Near Beltline

November 30, 2017

Kessenich’s, a popular Madison restaurant supply company, will be relocating to 3226 Progress Road after more than 50 years at their current location in the Atwood-Schenk neighborhood. This new location will benefit Kessenich’s with close access to the Beltline and downtown area.

Kessenich’s existing location was built in 1900 and occupied by them since the 1960’s.  “The building has reached its useful life, which prompted the owners to consider their options,” said Matt Apter, Managing Principal at Cresa Madison, who represented Kessenich’s in their relocation. Kessenich’s wanted their new location to include a kitchen display room and to have a bright, pleasant atmosphere for their customers. Kessenich’s new location at 3226 Progress Road has plenty of space, high ceilings, and an open layout for showroom displays. Cresa then found a new buyer for the original 131 S Fair Oaks building. The buyer plans to demolish the existing structure and replace it with a mixed-use apartment, retail, and office building.

“I have worked with Cresa on multiple projects. They always try to understand my needs first then present options that fit those needs. It saves me a lot of time and money!” said Cheri Martin, acting President of Kessenich’s. 

Kessenich’s was recently purchased by Great Lakes West, a foodservice and supplies dealer based in Mattawan, Mich. All of Kessenich’s employees are expected to remain with the company. Great Lakes West is excited to have Kessenich’s continue as a full-service dealership in the marketplace. 
“Cresa was instrumental in locating our new home in Madison and negotiating a long-term lease, and Matt Apter was a critical member of our team every step of the way,” stated Dave Hubbard, Business Information Analyst at Great Lakes West, “His patience, professionalism and objectivity were evident throughout the process, and it was extremely reassuring to know we had Matt as our advisor and advocate who understood our needs and represented our interests.”