CLEVELAND - Saturday marked 100 years of what is certainly a staple in Northeast Ohio and the country. The West Side Market. It's been around since 1912 serving fresh fruit and vegetables for decades.
We caught up with locals John and Eleanor Capko. The couple have been married for 56 years and have been getting their fresh fruit from the market for 50 of those years. "You've got a variety here that’s what makes it great," John said as he shopped with his wife. Eleanor said the first time she was brought there was when she was two years old with her mom.
Around 5:30p.m., Mayor Frank Jackson and Ward 3 councilman Joe Cimperman lead the dedication ceremony of the Market Square Park, located across the street from the market on the corner of West 25th Street and Lorain Road. The new park is said to be a visual connection to the west side market.
A press release from the mayor's office describes it has, "Pavement and landscaping to look like planted rows; custom designed park benches and picnic tables are fashioned after fruit crates."
The dedication was followed by a fireworks show Saturday night.
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