- Last Updated on Saturday, 01 December 2018 14:05
By Charlotte Hopkins
Clairton Mayor Rich Lattanzi held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, October 26th to introduce the community to the new Produce Marketplace.
|Clairton Produce Marketplace|
“Our residents have been in need of healthy and fresh food for too long and they have stayed with us patiently awaiting for a day, just like today, that will make their lives easier and much healthier,” said Lattanzi.
The Produce Marketplace will sell dairy, bread, deli, meat, poultry, and a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Hannah Hardy, of Live Well Allegheny, expressed how they have embarked on a county-wide health and wellness campaign to help communities gain access to fresh and healthy foods.
State Representative Austin Davis stressed that this accomplishment would not have been possible without the mayor, council, and residents all working together. “You stayed and said this is your community and you're going to rebuild it, and you're going to make it better than it was before,” said Davis. He added, “That's what it's going to take, brick-by-brick, community-by-community. Making sure that we are revitalizing this Mon Valley.”
The Produce Marketplace is located at 519 St. Clair Avenue in Clairton and can be reached by phone at 412-945-3398. Through the upcoming weeks, they will adapt store hours based on the community's needs.
Pictured at the ribbon cutting ceremony are (Front Row L to R): Josh Berman, Produce Marketplace CEO, Tamara Dudukovich of BNY Mellon, State Representative Austin Davis, Senator Jim Brewster, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Mayor Rich Lattanzi, Dennis Daven of the Department of Community and Economic Development, and Councilwoman Denise Clemmons. (Back Row L to R): Greg Jones, Economic Development South Director, Councilman Tony Kurta, Mark Peterson of Bridgeway Capital, Councilman Rich Ford, and Felix Fusco, Produce Marketplace Manager