CLEVELAND -- It's an institution that has defined one neighborhood ready to reopen.
A century old the West Side Market will open its again at 7 a.m. Monday morning.
Vendors are ready to see familiar faces bring life back to the market. Plus, they are ready to get back to work after a horrible fire shut its doors back in January.
"There was no business, it's been a crazy couple of weeks," said Kate Mcintyre owner of Kate's Fish.
Insurance claims, making decisions on what to keep and what had to go, plagued vendors as they continued to get their stands back together. Some took the time to buy new equipment and impove there stands with a new coat of paint.
Another issue vendors had to deal with was how to pay employees during the 3 week hiatus.
"You're emptying your pockets out right now, digging deep," Mcintyre added.
Leslie Basalla with the Market Garden said they took a hit too and it wasn't just in customers. "We had to get our chorizo though a regular provider rather than the pork chop shop."
Foster's and Sebastian's Meats will be the only two venders not open because that's where the fire happened and it's still under investigation. To increase sales, visitors can buy Market Bonds from Ohio City Incorporated.
$40 will give you $50 dollars to spend only at the market.
And if that's not enough to get you in, the cleaning job will. The gunk and grime is now gone and you'll be surprised at the things you never noticed before.
"After going through the market in the last couple of days, now that the cleaning is complete, it is truly a beautiful structure," says Tom Szorabi manager of the West Side Market Cafe.