Grocery store opens downtown

(CINCINNATI) -- For the first time in years, people can do their grocery shopping downtown.

The Avril-Bleh Meat Market on East Court Street bought the building next door and put in a deli and market.

The owner says there was plenty of demand.

"People would come in looking for milk and ice cream and other staples. We've carried some groceries for about ten years now, but we just didn't have enough room in the meat market so we decided to expand to the other building," said owner Len Bleh.

The new market and deli will be open during the day Tuesday through Saturday. Bleh says that if business picks up, he may expand those hours.