The Chuppa Family has been in the fresh produce business for two generations. More than 40 years ago, Paul Sr. began his business hauling tomatoes for local growers.


His family joined him in his passion to provide the highest quality produce and service, and he expanded his business to Cleveland’s historic West Side Market. The family sucessfully operated produce stand numbers 36-38-40 for 30 years.


Paul Jr. had been a part of the process at the West Side Market from a very young age, working, watching and absorbing all he could about the particulars of the produce business. By the time he finished high school, Paul Jr. was confident his father had prepared him well to carry on the family name at the Market, and he did so until 2003.


In the early summer of 2006, having never lost their entrepreneurial spirit, the Chuppa’s came across the “perfect place for an open air market.” The entire family came to investigate the site of the old Carolyn’s Restaurant on Pearl Road. Paul Sr. shared his vision for the market layout, describing where he thought the apples should be displayed, the best location for the specialty cheese island, the deli...everything. His enthusiasm was contagious. Father and son still jokingly argue about who really envisioned the idea first. But they both readily agree that Chuppa’s Market Place became a reality thanks to the help of a lot of dedicated people.


Our five key departments offer a variety of wonderful selections:



Each department is run by knowledgeable and friendly people who pride themselves on providing the very best to our customers. They are available to answer any product questions you may have or to take a custom order via the email below or by calling 440-885-5000 or even fax at 440-885-5067.


  • Paul Chuppa, Jr., Owner
  • Lisa Chuppa-Roddy, Office Manager
  • Babe Chuppa, Operations Manager
  • Sharbel Boutros, Deli Manager
  • Michele Justus, Cashier Manager
  • Sue Burgess, Catering Department

  • Chuppa’s MarketPlace has a vibrant, family and community-oriented atmosphere where we try to take the chore out of shopping and make it fun!


    Come visit us--We think you’ll agree!