Thursday, March 12, 2015

Heinen's Opens in Downtown Cleveland

Unless you are living under a rock in the Greater Cleveland area, then you've surely heard that local supermarket chain, Heinen's Grocery Store, opened with much fanfare in Downtown Cleveland.

Located on the corner of East 9th Street and Euclid Avenue, it's something that Downtown residents have been desperately waiting for. They'll need more than just Downtown residents to shop there to survive, so they're doing what they can to draw shoppers in. Parking is validated for the garage located between Euclid and Prospect, just a half of a block away, and they offer curbside service by bringing your bags out to your car. Just grab a number when you check out, and then pull around.

I won't talk much about their grand opening, since it's been splashed all over the news and social media. Instead, I wanted to highlight a couple of local products that I'm happy to find on the shelves at Heinen's.

Pasta sauces from Tremont's chef Dante Boccuzzi.
Balsamic vinegar from chef/restaurateur Zack Bruell.
A freezer full of locally-made ice cream, like Jeni's, Mitchell's, and Graeter's.
Garden of Flavor cold-pressed juices.
And, hand-crafted Ohio City Pasta.
I'll just leave you now with two shots from the interior of the new Downtown Heinen's...
The rotunda is offering 48 wines on draft (available for sipping, in three quantities, while you shop or enjoy a prepared bite to eat), wine by the bottle, beer by the bottle, and craft beers on draft. This area was PACKED on a Friday evening one hour before closing.

Also, pause and look up.
One of the most stunning ceilings that I've ever seen.

Welcome to Downtown, Heinen's!

Heinen's Grocery Store
900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115