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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Cleveland's Long-Awaited Eastside Market Now Open in Glenville

Posted By on Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 2:32 PM

click to enlarge The opening of the Eastside Market, (2/20/19). - COURTESY: CRE8IVE WORKS
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  • The opening of the Eastside Market, (2/20/19).

After years of planning and fundraising, the Eastside Market officially opened Wednesday morning at E. 105th Street and St. Clair. The multi-million restoration of the facility that served Glenville from 1988-2007 will once again provide fresh food and wellness services on Cleveland's east side.

The 14,000 square foot facility, owned in part by Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services (NEON) and Mazzulo Enterprises II, has billed itself as a full "healthy living urban center." In addition to the grocery store, it will offer a dine-in cafe, carryout foods, cooking demonstration stations for cooking classes and a summer camp.

“Transforming a food desert into an oasis with an adjacent health center, now that’s a recipe for healthy living," said NEON's President and CEO Willie F. Austing. "Healthy happy people make healthy communities.”

In a press release, Mayor Frank Jackson celebrated the opening of the Eastside Market as well.

"Cleveland is proud to be part of the Eastside Market’s historic renovation serving the people of Glenville, Collinwood and surrounding communities,” he said. "The City has invested in this project to help ensure residents can have access to a full-service grocery store.” reported in November that the three-year renovation of the project cost roughly $7 million, with funds coming from both public and private sources. The city chipped in $350,000 and City Council approved a $500,000 grant to cover cost overruns. Cuyahoga County contributed $750,000 to the project as well.

click to enlarge The Eastside Market features a broad selection of fresh produce. - COURTESY: CRE8IVE WORKS
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  • The Eastside Market features a broad selection of fresh produce.

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