Frustration mounts as Cleveland business owner blames city for neglecting giant hole beside corner market

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – Frustration is mounting over a gigantic hole in the sidewalk beside a small Cleveland food market.

“I’m tired of running around; I really want this fixed,” said Sam Awad, the longtime owner of Sam’s Food Market in the city’s St. Clair-Superior neighborhood. “I’m not asking for too much.”

The owner of this corner market says city crews dig up this giant hole beside his store, creating a major obstacle outside and dirty mess inside. He tells me it’s been this way for a month!

— Jim Nelson (@JimNelsonTV) July 1, 2021

The corner store, located near the intersection of St. Clair Avenue and East 67th Street, has been standing since the 1970′s.

Awad tells 19 News the gaping hole has been neglected by city workers for about a month.

“They’re taking their sweet time jumping into it. I don’t even know what to do. It’s messing up my foundation,” he said.

A Thursday afternoon email to a…

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