Growth is on the Menu for Northeast Ohio’s Food Sector

Crain's Cleveland Business | Jay Miller | June 9th, 2019

What started as a shared kitchen and food incubator called the Cleveland Culinary Launch and Kitchen is growing by leaps and bounds as it tries to meet the demand for space to store food products. Its growth is just one indication of the burgeoning food and beverage processing industry in Northeast Ohio.

The business, now called Central Kitchen, has occupied 138,000 square feet of space along Carnegie Avenue at East 75th Street for a little more than a year, and it’s already planning to grow, said owner Eric Diamond. Before that, it spent five years in smaller quarters at 2800 Euclid Ave. as an incubator for food businesses. The demand from a growing number of area food businesses for freezer and refrigerator space is fueling growth.

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