Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

There's a New Grocery Store Coming to Buckeye Plaza

Posted By on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 1:34 PM

click to enlarge PHOTO VIA CREATIVE COMMONS
  • Photo via Creative Commons
Cleveland's Buckeye neighborhood is getting a new grocery store this summer, taking the place of a former Giant Eagle.

While a banner that reads, "Grocer coming soon," has been posted up on the vacant building in Buckeye Plaza, the identity of the mysterious new grocery store has yet to be revealed. But this should all still come as good news for area residents who were upset about the Giant Eagle closing.



In January, resident responded to the closing with a petition titled, "Don't Close the Buckeye Neighborhood Giant Eagle." The petition explained the necessity of having the Giant Eagle remain in its former location saying:

This grocery store plays a crucial role in the vibrancy of our community.  The store is an anchor for the Buckeye Plaza, which is an integral part of the Buckeye commercial corridor between South Moreland Boulevard and MLK Jr. Drive. It is a necessity in the neighborhood. At the core of our community resides working class families who live here because of affordability, convenient transportation, and the many amenities offered locally. Giant Eagle is one of those key amenities.
Vaughn Johnson, deputy director of Buckeye-Shaker Square Development Corp, is aware of the community's concern, especially after residents protested at one of Development Corp meetings, telling Cleveland.com, "the community has asked us to keep them abreast, once we knew the grocer had signed on and put the banner up, we wanted to share that with the community."

While Johnson isn't allowed to reveal who the new grocer is just yet, he did offer a little bit more detail about the space saying, "They're going to try to offer fresh and healthy food to the community and this store will also have a pharmacy. The hope is they're going to occupy the entire space."

Tags: , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 9, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2020 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation