One Health Ohio, City Reach Deal on Grocery Store

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — One Health Ohio will move forward with plans to open a clinic in the former Bottom Dollar Food building on the South Side under a tentative deal reached Tuesday.

One Health Ohio operates clinics targeting low-income individuals and families, including on the North Side and in Warren, Newton Falls and Alliance.

City Council must approve allowing the city Board of Control to negotiate a development deal with One Health Ohio to acquire the building from the city. Council next meets June 1.

The Glenwood Avenue grocery store was one of three Bottom Dollar Food stores the city opened in February 2012 and was built on land the city donated to the company. The city took over the building last year, following the closing of the Bottom Dollar Food grocery store chain in December 2014 after its acquisition by Aldi Inc., which gave the building and land to the city.

The city earlier this year solicited proposals for the property with the hope of attracting another grocery store to serve the neighborhood.

This summer, Big Dipper Food Co. is using the building, at 2649 Glenwood Ave., to store and ship inventory under a license agreement with the city approved last month. The company is paying for utilities and maintenance while it uses the property.

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