Grand Opening of Simon's a Full Service Supermarket
Over Super Bowl weekend, residents enjoyed free food, fellowship, giveaways and a raffle to celebrate the Grand Opening of Simon’s Supermarket in Euclid.
The opening of the new Simon’s Supermarket is the result of a collaboration that took place among Euclid residents, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health’s Creating Healthy Communities Program, the City of Euclid, and the Healthy Food for Ohio (HFFO) Program. Funding for the development of the store includes $650,000 in flexible capital from HFFO and $125,000 from the City of Euclid’s HUD-funded Storefront Renovation Program.
Simon’s Supermarket will employ 60 local residents and offers high quality, affordable groceries in a Euclid neighborhood known as a food desert. The surrounding neighborhood was considered a food desert area characterized by higher rates of poverty and reduced access to full-service supermarkets. The presence of Simon’s Supermarket helps to address these important public health issues.
Neighborhood supermarkets are critically important to the creation of healthy communities as well as the development of local job opportunities. This project addresses both of those issues while also serving as an example of what can be accomplished through community based coalition building and collective investment.