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City of Wheeling, Grow Ohio Valley Sign Lease for Future Site of Public Market in Robert C. Byrd Intermodal Transportation Center

“Grow Ohio Valley’s Public Market is officially coming to the Robert C. Byrd Intermodal Transportation Center this summer after the nonprofit food agency last week signed a lease with the city of Wheeling, WV and other entities.

“Grow Ohio Valley, the city, the Ohio Valley Regional Transportation Authority and the Anthony Wayne Oil Corp. are named on the lease. Now that it’s signed, it will allow GrowOV’s market to open in the space along Main Street that most recently served as a Greyhound bus stop. . . .

“The Public Market will run year-round and offer local food and farm products, along with natural and specialty items not widely available in Wheeling, according to information from GrowOV.

“‘We’re encouraged by the swell of support for this project. People in our community want to support our local farmers,’ said GrowOV Director Danny Swan. ‘This collaboration opens the door to a new and unique grocery offering in Wheeling, where shoppers effectively invest in healthy food access for our whole community.’ . . .

“‘We’re excited to see this initiative launch downtown,’ Wheeling Vice Mayor Chad Thalman said. ‘It creates an important amenity for downtown dwellers and should bring new visitors into our downtown core.’”

FULL STORY published March 8, 2019 via The Wheeling Intelligencer