Zagara's wants more parking, holding planning meeting for residents on July 23

Zagaras Marketplace on Lee Road

John Zagara, owner of Zagara’s Marketplace on Lee Road, wants more parking for his customers. The store’s parking lot needs more spaces, the traffic flow in the lot can be chaotic at times, and delivery trucks need more space to maneuver, he says. He has some planning ideas to ease the congestion, and he is inviting neighbors and residents to discuss them on Wednesday, July 23, 7:00 pm, at the CHUH Main Library.

Mr. Zagara would like to add 30 parking spaces to the existing 144 spaces, and enlarge the loading dock area to more easily accommodate delivery trucks.

To accomplish this his ideas include potentially razing two homes adjacent to the property, reconfiguring the entrance, redeveloping the landscape plan, and shrinking the customer parcel pickup area. Mr. Zagara recently purchased a home on East Overlook Road immediately adjacent to the property which had been in foreclosure for over a year.

Mr. Zagara indicates that all his ideas are preliminary. He wants to hear what the neighbors think and tap their ideas before moving forward.

Zagara’s is a family-owned, independent grocery that has served Cleveland for more than 70 years. The current location opened in 2002.

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Volume 1, Issue 4, Posted 11:52 AM, 07.19.2008