A West Side Market vendor will open on Wednesday for the first time since the fire on Jan. 30.
CLEVELAND - City officials say work is to start Sunday to clean up Cleveland's historic West Side Market after it was damaged by fire.
The city hired RestorX MD of Mentor to handle the cleanup that is expected to take five to 10 days. The $276,000 for the cleaning contract will come from capital funds previously identified for market upgrades and improvements.
The fire apparently started in an electrical connection early Wednesday. No one was injured, but soot blackened parts of the walls and ceiling.
Officials have allowed outdoor produce vendors to open, but the inside of the market remains closed.
Customers, nearby restaurants and a bank are raising money for those who lost wages and sales.
The landmark is marking its 100th anniversary this year.
A meat vendor reopens at the West Side Market Wednesday after the fire that started at his stand.
Sebastian's Meats, one of the indoor stalls damaged in the West Side Market fire last January, reopened Wednesday morning at 7 a.m.
A mob of people Saturday at Cleveland's West Side Market - took part in a cash mob for the first Saturday the market was open since a fire shut down part of it for a few weeks.
Customers flocked to the West Side Market on Monday when it reopened for the first time since a fire damaged the historic landmark.
Visitors can expect to see a clean-as-can-be facility after the January fire.
West Side Market vendors spent Wednesday cleaning, baking and prepping ahead of the market's scheduled reopening on Monday.
President's Day will be a big day at the West Side Market as the Cleveland landmark gets set to reopen.
Cleanup has been completed on the West Side Market, and while the building is deemed structurally safe, the cause of the fire remains undetermined.
The company hired to handle clean-up at Cleveland's West Side Market will be done on Tuesday, but there is still more work before it can reopen.