The Glenville neighborhood, which has recently endured as a well known food desert, will soon get its own market and a boost in jobs with the official groundbreaking for the East Side Market.
The market is being revived after it was closed about a decade ago, and during the interim, no other grocery stores had opened up.
The new $3.5 million renovation project will reopen the market at East 105th Street and St. Clair Avenue, and will also include a 2,000 sq. ft. medical clinic onsite.
The previous East Side Market closed in 2007. The city approved plans
for the market last September, and Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services leased the old building to renovate the old location.
“We realize in order for our residents to make healthy choices they have to have healthy options available to us,” Karen Butler of Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services told Channel 5.
The grocery store is expected to open later this year and create nearly 100 new jobs.
(Hat Tip NewsNet5