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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –

Local pastors from around Cleveland, but specifically in Mt. Pleasant, are rallying to keep Giant Eagle in Buckeye Plaza open for business.

Organizers say to lose that grocery store would be devastating in particularly seniors and elderly.

“We are concerned that the citizens of our city have the opportunity to shop at a viable grocery store within the neighborhood where they live, shop, and are raising their families. Many of our seniors walk to this plaza to address their needs, but now with the pending notification of closure, their options are limited,” Pastor Jimmy L. Gates of Zion Hill Baptist Church said.

A rally and press conference is set for Thursday, Jan. 19, at 5 p.m. in Buckeye Plaza in front of Giant Eagle, located at 11501 Buckeye Rd.

Pastor Gates also stated, “That we are one voice speaking and working together united as clergy to ‘Keep Giant Eagle open.'”

 

READ MORE: Cleveland19.com

Article Courtesy of WOIO Cleveland 19 News

Picture Courtesy of David Leahy Ltd and Getty Images

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