On Saturday, February 4th, Simon’s Supermarket hosted a Pre-Super Bowl style grand opening. Beginning at noon, the supermarket offered giveaways, samples, raffles and free food and prizes. Simon’s is a true asset to the Euclid community. Not only does it provide high quality, affordable healthy food options, it created over 60 jobs for local residents.
Providing $650,000 in flexible capital for store construction and equipment, the Healthy Foods for Ohio (HFFO) program assisted to make the grand opening of Simon’s Supermarket possible. The amount of traffic really impressed me. The store was filled with legislative leaders and many community members eager to welcome the store to the distressed city of Euclid.
Finance Fund Capital Corporation (FCAP) has funded nine healthy food projects and has leveraged every state dollar invested at a 5:1 ratio. Simon Hussain would not have been able to convert the 27,000 sq. ft. building into a full service supermarket without the help of the HFFO program. The program creates jobs and improves healthy food access which reduces costly health outcomes associated with diet-related chronic diseases throughout Ohio.