A West Side Market vendor will open on Wednesday for the first time since the fire on Jan. 30.
CLEVELAND - The fire that shut down Cleveland's historic West Side Market this week could keep many vendors away for weeks.
Friday, a handful of stands on the produce side opened for business, after being given the OK by the city. However, there appeared to be very little foot traffic, as most of the century old market remains closed indefinitely.
Greg Shuck, of Greg's Produce, told NewsChannel5 that he decided to open his stand on Friday because he wanted to be there for his customers who have been loyal to him over the years.
The fire was believed to be caused by an electrical problem. Only two stands actually caught fire but soot spread, and caused smoke damage to the walls and ceiling. Crews will not only have to clean the entire interior of the market, but any food that was exposed to the smoke will have to be destroyed.
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.