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Despite coronavirus, West Side Market remains stocked with fresh groceries

"Please come down. Help us out, we'll help you out and we'll all get through this together."

CLEVELAND — There have been shortages of more than just toilet paper due to the coronavirus. 

Many stores have had trouble keeping meat, bread, and other staples in their cases and on their shelves. 

One place that's full of fresh meats and vegetables is the West Side Market. 

"We're fully stocked and loaded and from what I hear from people that are coming down, the big grogery stores are empty. Their shelves are empty," says Andy Dionne of Dionne's Meats.

There's truth to what Dionne has been hearing. On the other hand, the cases in their West Side Market stalls are packed, along with many others in the iconic Cleveland market. There's no shortage of product, but customers are few and far between

"We're here. We're open. We're waiting for the crowd to come to us now, finally. I mean you cant get much fresher than what we got right now," says Dionne.

The market's vendors have taken steps to sanitize and keep a safe distance from shoppers, and have even started a curbside pick up service. 

"We just kind of put it together two days ago, working with the city. A lot of people are taking advantage of it," says Don Whitaker, owner of DW Whitaker's Meats and president of the tenants association.

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Whether it's call ahead for pick up or in-person shopping, the West Side Market is open and ready for business.

"Please come down. Help us out, we'll help you out and we'll all get through this together," Dionne adds. 

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