Dave’s Supermarket

Dave’s Supermarket is opening a new supermarket in the Midtown neighborhood as part of the Link59 project.  Link59 is an 11-acre campus located in the center of Cleveland’s Health-Tech Corridor, immediately adjacent to the future University Hospital Rainbow Center for Women and Children.  The store will house a pharmacy, bank, and neighborhood gathering space. 

Project Partners:  TriState Bank, Capital One, Northeast Ohio Development Fund, Cuyahoga County, City of Cleveland, State of Ohio, The Cleveland Foundation

Project Details

Completed 2019
Location 1929 E. 61st Street, Midtown neighborhood
Project Type Commercial; New construction
Program 53,000 SF supermarket
Sponsor Hemingway Development and Dave’s Supermarket Inc.
CDA Investment $10 million NMTC allocation and $2 million CDA-CRF loan
Total Project Costs $20 million
Community Demographics Poverty Rate: 30.1%
Median Income: 70.25%
Unemployment Rate: 22.3%


  • Goods or Services to Low Income Community

    Dave’s Supermarket will be a full-service grocery store including pharmacy and bank. The project is located in a food desert.

  • Healthy Food Financing

    Patients of the UH Rainbow Center for Women and Children will receive healthy food “prescriptions” from care providers for redemption at Dave’s. WIC, SNAP and other subsidies will be accepted in order to make the purchase of healthy food choices affordable. In addition, Dave’s will provide cooking classes and seminars to educate neighborhood residents on the benefits of healthy food choices.

  • Diversity and Inclusion

    The project sponsor committed to construction participation goals for Minority, Female, and Cleveland Small Businesses (MBE/FBE/CSB) as well as minority, female and City of Cleveland resident workers.

  • Environmentally Sustainable Outcomes

    The developer is utilizing storm water management designs to reduce run-off volume.

  • Executed Community Benefits Agreement

    The project sponsor has committed to quantifiable community impacts by executing a Community Benefits Agreement.