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New grocery store with drive-thru pharmacy and eatery opening in Cleveland's Midtown neighborhood

Posted at 9:25 AM, Feb 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 09:53:56-05

CLEVELAND — Dave's Market, a grocery store that's been a household name in Cleveland for nearly 90 years, is opening a new location in Cleveland's Midtown neighborhood, according to a release from the company.

The new market, located at 1929 East 61st Street, will feature a food court style eatery with access to fresh food options.

The 55,000-square-foot market and eatery sits northeast of University Hospitals Rainbow Center for Women and Children, along RTA's Healthline route.

Among the features in the market, there will be a food court style eatery with lunch and dinner options, as well as takeout, featuring hand-rolled sushi, Cleveland's Maha's Falafel and Japanese hibachi. Also, customers can still get the classics from Dave's such as fried chicken and subs.

Inside the space, Dave's and UH are partnering to create a teaching kitchen, which will serve as an instructional space where organizations across the city and general public can host classes and events focused on healthy eating.

A drive-thru pharmacy will provide convenience, along with a First Federal of Lakewood bank branch opening in the spring.

The new grocery in Cleveland's Midtown neighborhood is one of many stores that Dave's Market has built over the years. Tracing its roots back to 1930 with the location on Payne Avenue. Burt Saltzman, a third generation grocer, along with his two sons Dan and Steve, grew the business to 14 stores throughout Northeast Ohio, according to the release.

The Payne Avenue location will close its doors on Sunday, Feb. 24 before the opening the new location on East 61st Street, according to a spokesperson for Dave's.

Dave's is in the process of finalizing a transportation plan for customers from its former Payne location to the new store. The shuttle will pick up residents at two locations in the neighborhood and will take them to the new location where they will have an hour to shop. It's unclear at this time where those two locations will be, but a spokesperson for the market says they will relay the information to its customers.

The store will open at 10 a.m. on Feb. 27. The market and eatery will open daily 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.