West Side Market to reopen on Monday, February 18 after fire closed facility

CLEVELAND - The West Side Market is scheduled to reopen on Monday, Feb. 18, after a recent fire shut it down for days.

Cleanup has been completed on the Market, but the cause of the blaze remains undetermined. Officials deemed the building "structurally safe" on Tuesday during a news conference.

Officials said to successfully reopen on Feb. 18, several things will need to happen, per Cleveland Department of Public Health:

- all food contact surfaces will need to be thoroughly cleaned
- basement walk-in lockers/shelving will need to be sanitized
- walls and floors must be thoroughly scrubbed
- all food stored in the basement must be thrown out

The fire at West Side Market broke out around 2:20 a.m. on Jan. 31 causing damage to several stands inside.

It cost approximately $276,000 to clean-up the facility over 13 days.

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