Closed for Improvements, the Grocery OHC will Reopen in the Coming Months


[image-1] Fans and neighbors of The Grocery OHC (3815 Lorain Ave.), a green grocer and café in Ohio City dedicated to locally produced food, likely have noticed that the shop has been closed. Owner Rachel Kingsbury shut the doors in late June – and the assumption very well could have been that the shop would not reopen, with Kingsbury instead devoting her time and attention on the newer, larger location at the Quarter (2550 Detroit Ave.). That is not the case, she assures us.

“Lorain is going through some renovations like getting AC and updated electrical,” says Kingsbury, adding that the work will allow for an addition to expand operations.

Kingsbury currently is converting a rear apartment into a new prep kitchen space with a walk-in cooler and plenty of work space. The improvements will facilitate the increased catering and box-lunch business the shop does, but also will permit the expansion of grab-and-go products for the retail space.

Kingsbury, who recently married Platform Beer boss Justin Carson, said that the new and improved Lorain Avenue Grocery will “reopen with a refreshed look and concept down the line.”

We’ll let you know when it does.

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