Kroger Rewards

The Kroger Community Rewards Program® was designed to make our fund-raising the easiest in town by simply using your Kroger Plus Card.

The Italian Village Society is enrolled in the Community Rewards Program.  If you shop at Kroger and have a Kroger Plus Card, you can sign up.  Just click here to go to the Community Rewards website, then follow the instructions.  Every time you shop, Kroger will donate a portion of your payment to the IVS.

It’s easy, and it helps support your Italian Village Society!

Business First article on “Jeffrey Park rising from wasteland amid Italian Village rebirth”

The former Jeffrey Co. industrial site has emerged from decades of inactivity, catapulting a burgeoning renaissance in Italian Village to the next level.

Construction through the winter by Wagenbrenner Development Inc. produced the first 276 of 1,485 housing units planned over the next decade on an empty expanse along North Fourth Street in the shadow of Interstate 670. With 2,000 to 2,500 residents, the 40-acre Jeffrey Park neighborhood would nearly double the population living in Italian Village.

Italian Village Society President Larry Totzke welcomed the long-awaited project, calling the preceding 15 years of on-again, off-again redevelopment plans by others “failed promises.”

“(Earlier) visions and dreams were just never realized,” he said. “(Jeffrey Park) you can see going up.”

click to read more from article in Business First