About Us

Zagara’s Marketplace is a family-owned and operated supermarket in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. For more than 75 years, the store has provided quality foods, an easy shopping experience, exceptional service, specialized products and competitive prices.

The store values:

  • High standards of integrity
  • Respect and politeness for customers, employees and vendors
  • Other people’s time – doing everything possible to make a customer’s shopping trip easy and pleasant

Zagara’s Marketplace is proud to be a member of the Cleveland Heights community and is committed to supporting the organizations and businesses that make up this vibrant area.



Our History

Pa Zagara (Charlie) opened his first grocery store in 1936 at 7001 Kinsman Avenue in Cleveland.

His youngest son Frank grabbed the reins in 1961 and today, Frank’s son John continues the proud tradition of offering a traditional supermarket with specialty foods and outstanding service to shoppers.

Zagara’s Marketplace, now located at the corner of Lee and East Overlook, began serving the Cleveland Heights community in 1988.

Zagara’s Marketplace is proud to employ individuals who are committed
to providing exceptional service to customers.

This commitment starts at the top with President John Zagara, the third generation of Zagara’s to manage the store.

John grew up working in the store as a young man. Upon graduating from Syracuse University in 1986 with a degree in accounting, John took a brief hiatus from the family business and worked as an auditor for Price Waterhouse and as Manager of Finance for MasterCard International in New York City.

John returned to Cleveland and joined his father as an assistant store manager in 1993 and became president of the company in 1996.