‘We will not let you buy our house’: Plum Market in Ohio to shut down
Plum Market, the market that’s been in business since 1892, has shut its doors.
The family-run business in downtown Cleveland, which is located next door to the Ohio State University campus, announced on Tuesday that it was closing the doors on October 4, the day after Thanksgiving.
The news was first reported by the Akron Beacon Journal.
The market, which opened in 1892 and is still open, serves a variety of food, wine and spirits, according to its website.
It sells everything from baked goods and jams to frozen vegetables and canned goods.
The business has also been in the news recently after an Ohio Supreme Court decision overturned a law that barred its owners from selling alcohol on the premises, which would have been in violation of a landmark case.
A court in the state said the ban was unconstitutional and a judge later ordered the state to reconsider.
Plum Market owners, including family patriarch George B. Plum, are trying to make up for lost sales with an ambitious plan to expand the market.
On Monday, the Ohio House passed a bill that would allow the market to reopen as a liquor store, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported.