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Opera Block Market holds ribbon cutting

Posted: Friday, February 15, 2013

Justin and Cynthia Wall celebrated the opening of their new business with a ribbon cutting at the Opera Block Market, 45 E. Market Street, in downtown Huntington. The new business is a basic convenience store with grocery items such as frozen foods, fresh foods, milk, eggs, pork, beef, produce and canned items.

Wall explained that the Opera Block Market will also be delivering groceries. He continued, “It will be a $50 minimum order and it will be city-wide.” Wall said that delivery hours will primarily be first shift and early evening. There will be no checks accepted for delivery – cash only.

The market came about partially from the results of a Ball State University study that was conducted in Huntington that expressed a need for a downtown convenience store. The name came from a large Opera House that was located above the block the store is located in.

The Opera Block Market will be able to support the basic needs of people who live and work downtown, according to Wall. He is also planning to carry local products and wants to have 40 products made within 40 miles of Huntington. Some of those items include Glancy Popcorn, Parlor City Poultry Eggs, Breyers Ice Cream and more.

The Opera Block Market currently has hours seven days per week and plans call for the store to be open 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Shown in the photo from left, are JoDeane Knowles, TCU and Jean Wright, Habitat for Humanity, Chamber Ambassadors; Phyllis Renz, Huntington County Visitor and Convention Bureau; Steve Higgins, Boys Scouts of the Anthony Wayne Council; Micki Beekman; Leon Hurlburt, Huntington County Commissioner; Gwen Bowers, manager, Opera Block Market; Lesa Scott, Bob Scott, Justin Wall, owner, Opera Block Market; Jereme Wall; Vicki Pearson, Lime City Title Services; Cynthia Wall, owner, Opera Block Market; Leroy Rinehart; Kathleen Rinehart and Steve Kimmel, Huntington County Chamber of Commerce.