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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Grocery Store Opening Downtown

This is old news for a lot of you, but I just found out about this today. Avril-Bleh and Sons Meat Market, which has been in business since 1894, is opening a grocery store next to its Court street meat store. This is absolutely wonderful news for OTR residents who currently have to drive out of downtown to get groceries that aren't found at Findlay Market. They may be open as early as this week. I'm going to be stopping by to take a look soon and will post pictures and updates as I come across them.
Soapbox Article
Dave Menninger's Article

**Update**
I just took a quick bike ride over there (at about 8:45pm) and they were open with people inside. I didn't go in because I didn't have a bike lock with me, but I'll be sure to take a trip there soon and see what they have in stock.

5 comments:

VisuaLingual said...

This is great news, although I have to mention a few more grocery options that don't require leaving the basin -- Vine St. Kroger, Silverglade's, Sunshine Foods, the produce vendors on Court St., and even Garfield Market has some non-junkfood. This new store seems small, but I hope it'll fill in some of downtown grocery gaps.

Colin said...

The folks at Avril-Bleh are fantastic and this is a great addition to Court Street and downtown. I stopped in today and it looks to be perfect for my grocery needs... I already practically lived at the butcher shop. They're still waiting on some additional items to come in but everything looked fantastic and they're happy to order any special items you might want as well.

Dustin said...

what about the kroger on vine? what's wrong with that grociery store? they just completed a remodel. that's what's wrong with cincinnati - white people need their own grociery.

Jason said...

dustin,
For me the Kroger on Vine is just not a place I feel safe walking to in the evenings. That part of Vine street is still in bad shape. I've seen some pretty nasty fights break out there already and I just don't want to put myself or my wife at risk if I don't have to. Its certainly not a black vs. white thing. If the area was safer I'd be going there all the time. I wouldn't have moved downtown if I was against living in a diverse neighborhood.

Paul Wilham said...

This is a great addition to Findlay Market area and a good step to this being a everday destination as opposed to just a weekend thing for alot of people. I love the Market I just wish there were some sit down restaurant/bars and maybe some antique shops and art galleries.I do think eventually that will happen.

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