Forging Ahead: Heinen’s Grocery

Heinen10This past February, Heinen’s opened a grocery store in the historic Cleveland Trust Building downtown Cleveland.

The former financial building was erected in 1908.

It’s the only grocery store in the core,¬† which is seeing a massive influx of residents as vacant buildings are converted to condos and living space.

The store, a $10-million investment by twins Jeff and Tom Heinen, consists of a 27,000-square-foot supermarket, lunch counter and wine and beer boutique.

It has been trumpeted as “the genius of adaptive re-use.”