A West Side Market vendor will open on Wednesday for the first time since the fire on Jan. 30.
CLEVELAND - The city of Cleveland hired a company to handle the clean-up of the West Side Market after a fire left behind smoke damage.
On Friday, the city announced the Department of Public Works contracted Mentor-based RestorX MD to clean the historic building on West 25th Street.
The company will move in equipment on Saturday and plans to start working in the basement of the market's main building on Sunday. The city said clean-up will take about five to 10 days.
The fire early Wednesday morning caused severe damage to two meat stands inside the 100-year-old market. No one was injured and vendors in the produce building were allowed to open on Friday.
RestorX MD is a disaster recovery company that specializes in fire damage, Cleveland said in a news release. The contract is worth about $276,000.
Fire officials said they believe the blaze was accidental and caused by an electrical issue.
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.