Costas Mavromichalis knows that the path to a city's heart runs
through its stomach. That's why Mavromichalis, along with his
wife, Evelyn, and daughter, Anna, opened Constantino's Market, an
independent grocery store and neighborhood market.
Located on the ground floor of the Bingham Building, a downtown
landmark dating back to the early 20th century, Constantino's
Market serves more than just a hungry lunchtime crowd. In
fact, they are feeding the urban renewal taking place in the
Historic Warehouse District, Cleveland's successful mixed-use
The building's rich history provides the perfect complement to
the aroma of freshly prepared foods that greets its loyal shoppers.
Beautifully hand-milled shelves that once held the inventory
of one of the largest hardware stores in the city are now stocked
with fine wines. The hardwood floors, original to the
building, have been refurbished to create a warm, inviting
environment for the more than 3,000 Warehouse District residents
who treat Constantino's Market as their second refrigerator.
Behind the counters and registers more than 30 employees are
an extension of the Mavromichalis family-providing a personalized
experience unlike its rival chain retailers.
In 2010, Constantino's added more than 15,000 square feet of
produce, dairy and prepared foods options to the 10,000 square foot
retail space. The market's catering services have likewise
expanded to meet the growing demand of Cleveland businesses.
With personalized service, an innovative menu and
customizable options, the catering team handles everything from
corporate events to working lunches to holiday gift baskets.
Downtown Cleveland is truly a city on the move, and
Constantino's Market is providing the healthy eating options to
make sure its residents and workers remain energized.