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Schoolcraft College in Livonia in Talks to Add Nino Salvaggio Market North of Campus

Posted By: DBUSINESS on March 6, 2024.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.

Schoolcraft College in Livonia and Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace, which owns and operates four gourmet markets in metro Detroit, are in talks to potentially add a new retail market with educational capacities on Schoolcraft’s main campus in Livonia.

A non-binding memorandum of understanding has been signed between the two organizations to possibly bring a new facility that could span 50,000 square feet of space to the north end of the campus, located at 18600 Haggerty Road, on land currently occupied by a large parking lot.

“This agreement is the first step to an exciting development here on campus,” says Glenn Cerny, president of Schoolcraft College. “Bringing Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace to campus would not only benefit our students with brand-new educational opportunities, but add another exciting business to the bustling Haggerty Road corridor (between Six Mile and Seven Mile roads).”

Founded by the late Nino Salvaggio in 1979, the company would expand its footprint to the tri-county area with the opening of the Livonia store. Today, Nino Salvaggio operates stores in Bloomfield Township, Clinton Township, St. Clair Shores, and Troy.

“On behalf of the entire Nino Salvaggio family, we are excited to work with Schoolcraft College to debut a vibrant new grocery store on the Livonia campus with a state-of-the-art educational facility for students,” says Leo Salvaggio.

Plans are in the works for student learning opportunities in culinary arts, supply chain management, as well as business, accounting, and human resources.

Schoolcraft College’s Culinary, Brewing, and Hospitality Program offers classes in brewing and distillation technology, culinary and dietary operations management, culinary baking and pastry arts, and professional culinary arts. Students also can take courses in baking, culinary arts, culinary management, and nutrition and food science.

The school’s culinary arts programs have a national reputation for quality, creativity, and culinary excellence. The institution produce chefs who distinguish themselves at some of America’s and Europe’s most-recognized restaurants.

More details on the project will be released at a later date.

Schoolcraft College is a public community college, offering traditional classes as well as distance learning opportunities. The college enrolls more than 30,000 students each year in both credit programs and personal and professional development courses.

The college has more than 130 programs leading to a skills certificate, certificate, associate degree, or post-associate certificate, plus a Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary and Dietary Operations Management. Students can take advantage of other bachelor’s programs offered by several university partners onsite or transfer credits to other four-year institutions, saving time and money in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.

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