Contact Us

We are here to help you. Contact us during our regular store hours via email or phone 216-321-7917,

John Zagara - Owner

John Zagara

John Zagara, is 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.

Michael Gill
Store Manager

Mike Gill joined Zagara’s Marketplace as Store Manager in 2018. Since then, he has used his communication skills everyday to lead the Zagara’s Marketplace team to serve our customers.


Mike began his career in the grocery industry in 1994 as a stock clerk at Missler’s Supervalu and working his way up to Assistant Store Manager. In 2000 he joined Pepsi where he worked for 12 years advancing to Territory Director. In 2012 Mike began working for the grocery wholesaler Supervalu.


Mike is a 2008 graduate of Bryant and Stratton College with a BBA. In 2012 he graduated from Baldwin Wallace University with my MBA. In addition to his role as Store Maanger, Mike is also a part time professor of business at Baldwin Wallace University and at Bryant and Stratton College.


Look for Mike around the store working with our dedicated team to create a a unique and pleasant shopping experience.

Contact our departments for answers to specific product questions or to request new products.


zagaras bakery department

Tim S.
Bakery Department Manager

Tim is our head baker and bakery department manager. With over 22 years of experience as a baker, Tim has amassed a huge collection of custom recipes for baked goods you can only find here at Zagara’s Marketplace.


Of all the scratch made items in our bakery, Tim’s favorite is the Tuxedo Truffle. Tim and the rest of our bakery staff are always looking for new recipes, flavors, and features to offer each customer, who they try to know by name.


Contact the Bakery Department.

By Phone: 216-397-8568

Beer & Wine

Zagara's Marketplace Beer & Wine Department Manager

Mike F.
Beer & Wine Manager

Mike brings a unique blend of experience to our store and our customers. This former bar owner uses his experience to select the highest quality spirits, ensuring our store has the most well stocked selection of beers, wines and meads in Northeast Ohio. Ask him for a recommendation- we would be happy to introduce you to something sure to satisfy.


Contact the Beer & Wine Department:

By Phone: (216) 320-4563


Tony F.
Beverage Manager

In addition to managing our grocery department, Tony also manages the beverage department where he works hard to provide a wide variety of drink and beverage options.

Contact the Beverage Department:

By Phone: (216) 397-8565

Bulk Foods

Zagara's Marketplace Produce Manager - DeShane

Deshane D.
Bulk Foods Manager

In addition to managing our produce department, Deshane also manages our bulk foods.  His many years of experience and attention to details helps us offer an excellent assortment of bulk food products including nuts, dried fruit, spices, trail mix, baking products, and more.


One of Deshane’s favorite products is our make your own station where customers create their own peanut butter, almond butter, and more.


Contact the Bulk Foods Department:

By Phone: (216) 397-8565


Zagara's Marketplace Dairy Department

val P.
Dairy Department Manager

Val brings more than 42 years of experience in the grocery business to our customers as our dairy department manager. He focuses on providing the highest quality dairy and related products. He truly understands our customers and their changing needs. Val has worked in many departments and can answer any question you may have about our offerings.


Contact the Dairy Department:

By Phone: 216-320-4560


zagaras deli manager

Sharon R.
Deli Manager

Sharon has 17 years of grocery store experience, 7 of them in our deli. She is Level 2 Food Safety Certified by the Cuyahoga County Health Department and is multi-lingual. Sharon leads our deli team to provide high quality products and friendly customer service.


Contact the Deli Department.

By Phone: 216-397-8567

Floral Department

Zagara's Marketplace Floral Department

Ellen B.
Floral Department Manager

With over 30 years of experience, Ellen seriously knows flowers. More importantly, she knows our customers.


Under Ellen’s guidance, our floral department works every day to create beautiful bouquets and unique arrangements with the freshest flowers available. Our goal is to translate your vision into beautiful bouquets and arrangements to fit your budget.


Contact the Floral Department:

By Phone: (216) 397-8569

Frozen Foods

Zagara's Marketplace Dairy Department

val P.
Frozen Foods Manager

Val manages both the dairy and frozen food department. Val uses more than 42 years of experience to select and provide quality frozen foods to our customers.


Contact the Frozen Foods Department:

By Phone: 216-320-4560

Grocery Department

Tony F.
Grocery Manager

With more than 20 years of food retail experience, Tony keeps our store neat and organized so you can find what you need with ease. Catch him if you can – Tony works at night to prep the store for our earliest-to-rise shoppers.


Contact the Grocery Department:

By Phone: 216-320-4565

Liquor & Spirits

Liquor Department Manager

Contact the Liquor & Spirits Department

By Phone: (216) 321 0884

Meat Department

Zagara's Marketplace Meat Department Manager - John

John M.
Meat Manager

John is our Meat Department Manager. He got his start cutting meat at Family Foods in Collinwood in 1996 and has been with us since 2004. He loves the Zagara’s team and helping our customers try new things. His favorite cuts of meat are rib steaks and Delmonico steaks. Ask John for cooking instructions, we would be happy to share.

Contact the Meat Department.

By Phone: 216-320-4562

Prepared Foods

zagara's executive chef - Sarah

Sarah D.
Prepared Foods Manager

Sarah is our executive chef and manager of our prepared foods department where she works every day to create and prepare the unique menu items that make our prepared foods famous.


She is a true foodie, focused on sourcing the finest ingredients and creating the tasty and wholesome menu items our customers expect.

Contact the Prepared Foods Department.

By Phone: 216-397-8568

Produce Department

Zagara's Marketplace Produce Manager - DeShane

Deshane D.
Produce Department Managaer

Deshane is our Produce Manager. Deshane has been in the grocery business for more than 18 years. His passion for fresh produce began as a teen and has brought him to Zagara’s Marketplace from Rome, NY. Deshane enjoys providing our customers with the freshest fruits and vegetable available. Brussel Sprouts, Asian pears and asparagus are among his favorites.

Contact the Produce Department:

By Phone: (216) 397-8565

Seafood Department

zagara's executive chef - Sarah

Sarah D.
Seafood Manager

In addition to managing our Prepared Foods Department, Sarah also leads the Seafood Department.  She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our seafood department gained from many years as a chef. You will find Sarah working with the seafood department staff to provide the freshest and highest quality products to our customers.


Contact the Seafood Department.

By Phone: 216-397-8566

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