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CLEVELAND – After being closed since Jan. 30 due to a fire, the doors of West Side Market reopened Monday to the public.

Customers started coming through the doors at about 6:45 a.m., all happy to support the local vendors.

Some vendors worked right up to the opening getting their stands ready for an anticipated large crowd due to Monday being Presidents Day.

“I’ve been at the market every day this week getting things ready,” said Kate McIntyre, owner of Kate’s Fish. “I think it’s going to be a busy day. I think people are going to be excited to get in here and start shopping again.”

Melissa Schrickel of Lakewood shops regularly at West Side Market for crepes, bread and produce. She is excited the market’s doors are open once again.

Visitors will notice immediately how clean every inch of the market is.

“I can’t stress enough how surprised people are going to be. It’s really, really beautiful,” said West Side Market Cafe manager Tom Szoradi.

“The building looks gorgeous. She’s never looked better,” said McIntyre.


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Article and Picture Courtesy of WEWS NewsChannel 5

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