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"We offer validated parking for customers that spend $50 at the downtown store. This lot and garage is located at 740 Euclid Avenue. Customers that spend $50 or more may have a parking ticket validated at the Customer Service Counter."

 

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You're failing to understand the urban grocery store client. There aren't going to be that many once-a-week type grocery trips to this location, but rather a lot of small, $5-$20 trips. When you live in an urban location the mentality of doing all your grocery shopping at one time goes away. The idea of grabbing what you need when you need it or when you're in the area takes over. This is actually why most grocery stores can't operate in urban locations because they rely heavily on the large, once-a-week grocery trips for their finances to work.

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I live IN Cleveland proper and ain't no way in hell I'm getting on the bus with over $50 in groceries. The sheer hassle alone isn't worth it. I'm an urbanist, but I'm also practical. I would use my car. Common sense wins over ideology. Especially in Cleveland winter too? Oh HELL no. I support public transportation but Heinen's aren't idiots. They're doing the smart thing

 

Meh, depends what your getting for $50.  I've shopped and got on the train/bus in Cleveland and in other cities.  It's really no hassle if your stuff fits in a backpack - anything over 2 handbags gets difficult.

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Lots of historic photos at the link below.....

 

Wednesday opening of Heinen's supermarket in Cleveland Trust Rotunda revives historic memories and marks new milestone in preservation (photos)

By Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer

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on February 24, 2015 at 12:30 PM, updated February 24, 2015 at 5:55 PM

 

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Wednesday's scheduled opening of the new Heinen's supermarket in the restored Cleveland Trust Rotunda on lower Euclid Avenue easily qualifies as a milestone in downtown's residential renaissance.

 

It also revives memories of the city's early 20th-century rise to industrial power, which the bank symbolizes, and represents the latest advance in the city's nationally recognized historic preservation movement.

 

"I think it's simply fabulous," says Kathleen Crowther, director of the nonprofit Cleveland Restoration Society, the city's leading advocacy group for historic preservation. "It will be the most beautiful grocery store in the world."

 

MORE:

http://www.cleveland.com/architecture/index.ssf/2015/02/wednesday_opening_of_heinens_s.html


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Ran over there for the ribbon cutting for a few minutes.  Honestly, don't laugh at me, almost teared up a bit.  The thought of people working together for a common goal gives me goosebumps and Heinens got in on the action in a major way.  The energy in the air could be cut with a knife.  Here a few quick pictures.

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one thing I don't understand and they will have to adjust...for those who would drive there, would you load up on groceries and have parcel pickup like at the suburban locations?  So people would park anywhere downtown, go in and purchase and then drive buy to load up goods?  What if you lived across the street and had a ton of groceries?  Im sure they have a plan

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Nice- the espresso bar is open on Sundays.  That's a pretty bleak day for finding good coffee downtown in my experience.

 

Erie Island Coffee on East 4th is open Sundays. They got decent sandwiches too. Similar to the "artisan" sandwiches at Starbucks but better.

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one thing I don't understand and they will have to adjust...for those who would drive there, would you load up on groceries and have parcel pickup like at the suburban locations?  So people would park anywhere downtown, go in and purchase and then drive buy to load up goods?  What if you lived across the street and had a ton of groceries?  Im sure they have a plan

 

The idea seems to be that people who live or work downtown will be making smaller purchases.  I can relate because it's now really easy for me to stop at Heinen's (Mentor) at a time they are not busy and grab a few things two or three times a week, including lunch more often than not.  I would expect they would do a reverse Wallyword and focus more on the smaller item sizes as well. 

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one thing I don't understand and they will have to adjust...for those who would drive there, would you load up on groceries and have parcel pickup like at the suburban locations?  So people would park anywhere downtown, go in and purchase and then drive buy to load up goods?  What if you lived across the street and had a ton of groceries?  Im sure they have a plan

 

The idea seems to be that people who live or work downtown will be making smaller purchases.  I can relate because it's now really easy for me to stop at Heinen's (Mentor) at a time they are not busy and grab a few things two or three times a week, including lunch more often than not.  I would expect they would do a reverse Wallyword and focus more on the smaller item sizes as well. 

 

Yes, they will have parcel pick up. They have a refrigerated room in which they will keep your cart while you go to pick up your car. They will then load your car once you pull up to the curb.

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eatloCLE ‏@eatloCLE  28m28 minutes ago

I'm home... @Heinens downtown love the opportunity to taste b4 buy

 

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one thing I don't understand and they will have to adjust...for those who would drive there, would you load up on groceries and have parcel pickup like at the suburban locations?  So people would park anywhere downtown, go in and purchase and then drive buy to load up goods?  What if you lived across the street and had a ton of groceries?  Im sure they have a plan

 

The idea seems to be that people who live or work downtown will be making smaller purchases.  I can relate because it's now really easy for me to stop at Heinen's (Mentor) at a time they are not busy and grab a few things two or three times a week, including lunch more often than not.  I would expect they would do a reverse Wallyword and focus more on the smaller item sizes as well. 

 

Yes, they will have parcel pick up. They have a refrigerated room in which they will keep your cart while you go to pick up your car. They will then load your car once you pull up to the curb.

 

They must be doing this or valet pickup (if they have it) on Barn Court because on 9th or Euclid it would be a mess.

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This came out so well. I'm likely going home to visit family this weekend and am going to try to get Downtown to check this and other developments out. I haven't been in Downtown Cleveland in almost three years so I have a lot to catch up on.

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one thing I don't understand and they will have to adjust...for those who would drive there, would you load up on groceries and have parcel pickup like at the suburban locations?  So people would park anywhere downtown, go in and purchase and then drive buy to load up goods?  What if you lived across the street and had a ton of groceries?  Im sure they have a plan

 

The idea seems to be that people who live or work downtown will be making smaller purchases.  I can relate because it's now really easy for me to stop at Heinen's (Mentor) at a time they are not busy and grab a few things two or three times a week, including lunch more often than not.  I would expect they would do a reverse Wallyword and focus more on the smaller item sizes as well. 

 

Yes, they will have parcel pick up. They have a refrigerated room in which they will keep your cart while you go to pick up your car. They will then load your car once you pull up to the curb.

 

They must be doing this or valet pickup (if they have it) on Barn Court because on 9th or Euclid it would be a mess.

 

No, parcel pick up is going to be on Euclid.

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Steven Litt ‏@steven_litt  3m3 minutes ago

Love the urban feel of salvaged mosaic floor in 1010 part of new @heinens downtown. #Heinenscle

 

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Patrick Shepherd ‏@PatrickShepherd  59m59 minutes ago

Heinen's is now open in the Cleveland Trust Rotunda! #CLE

 

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I just got back from Heinen's! Truly an amazing space. Can anyone think of any comparable grocery store, in terms of architecture?

 

The Eliseevsky Grocery Store in Moscow may top it...

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=Eliseevsky+Grocery+Store,+Moscow&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=9APuVPrWAs2MyATY-oKAAw&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAg&biw=1366&bih=667#imgdii=_

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^ Yes, I think it does! That is gorgeous. But how about in the U.S? Could the downtown Heinen's possibly be the most intricate/beautiful grocery store in the country?

 

I actually prefer the look of Heinen's to that Moscow store though. Plus it's hard to beat the glass dome.

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The Wicker Park Super Walgreens in Chicago is comparable. It's also a repurposed bank lobby...

 

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^ Wow! I'm not sure which one I like better. I think I still prefer Heinen's, because of the dome and the murals. But that Chicago store looks incredible too.

 

By the way, I heard that the person who painted the murals went on to die on the Titanic. Is that true?

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one thing I don't understand and they will have to adjust...for those who would drive there, would you load up on groceries and have parcel pickup like at the suburban locations?  So people would park anywhere downtown, go in and purchase and then drive buy to load up goods?  What if you lived across the street and had a ton of groceries?  Im sure they have a plan

 

The idea seems to be that people who live or work downtown will be making smaller purchases.  I can relate because it's now really easy for me to stop at Heinen's (Mentor) at a time they are not busy and grab a few things two or three times a week, including lunch more often than not.  I would expect they would do a reverse Wallyword and focus more on the smaller item sizes as well. 

 

Yes, they will have parcel pick up. They have a refrigerated room in which they will keep your cart while you go to pick up your car. They will then load your car once you pull up to the curb.

 

West Side Market vendors should be reading this thread!

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^ Wow! I'm not sure which one I like better. I think I still prefer Heinen's, because of the dome and the murals. But that Chicago store looks incredible too.

 

By the way, I heard that the person who painted the murals went on to die on the Titanic. Is that true?

 

Yep, Francis David Millett.

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^ Wow! I'm not sure which one I like better. I think I still prefer Heinen's, because of the dome and the murals. But that Chicago store looks incredible too.

 

By the way, I heard that the person who painted the murals went on to die on the Titanic. Is that true?

 

Yes. Read:

http://www.glts.org/articles/cleveland_trust/

 

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^ Wow! I'm not sure which one I like better. I think I still prefer Heinen's, because of the dome and the murals. But that Chicago store looks incredible too.

 

Heinens did a better job than Walgreens at using/respecting the space. Walgreens put their standard shelves on the bank floor. Sure, they have the vitamin vault, but otherwise there was much less thought.

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I'm even more impressed with this place than I thought I would be.  It really feels like a game changer for the neighborhood.  It's a grocery store, sure, but it feels like it will be a gathering place and a neighborhood center as well.  The prepared foods and wine and beer tasting equipment will make it a popular hangout.  It will also be a tourist attraction in it's own right.

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I know everyone has made more less the same post but....wow.  I just got back from buying some stuff (yes, I survived it without a car) and I had to pinch myself at times.  I've never really seen anything like it before.  This really holds it own with any urban retail venue I've ever seen, in the United States and Europe.

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