City Council gave its okay last night for the city to apply for a HUD Section 108 loan for $3.8 million to build a grocery store in Highland Square, and a decade after losing their neighborhood grocery store, Highland Square residents are close to having a neighbor as their grocer. The neighbor is the Naborers, Phillip and Margaret, who own Mustard Seed in Montrose and live in Highland Square. If the loan is granted, the city will use the money to build a 12,400 square foot Mustard Seed at the corner of W. Market and Portage Path. While the city is acting as the developer to obtain the loan and move the project forward, the administration said it is hopeful a private developer will step in at some point to complete the project.
Feb 6, 2012 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.