Cleveland City Council approves hire of consultants to improve West Side Market

Cleveland City Council approves hire of consultants to improve West Side Market

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland City Council adopted legislation in their Wednesday virtual meeting allowing for the hire of outside consultants to assess the West Side Market.

The council hopes hiring consultants will create a stronger market that better represents the cultural diversity of Cleveland, according to a Cleveland City Council press release.

Sean Koltiska runs Koltiska Meats and Poultry and believes the market does a nice job already with diversity but can always improve.

“Right now we have a really good representation of ethnicity and LGTBQ in the market but I think probably we could make it a little more ethnically diverse,” Koltiska said.

The market is in desperate need of infrastructure improvement and the city has plans of investing millions to update the facility and the consultants will have a say in that process and they will be speaking with vendors on what they see as the biggest need moving forward.

Koltiska is pleased to see the administration and council moving forward to make those improvements.

“I am very pleased that the city of Cleveland is giving us some love here,” Koltiska said, “There is still a lot of room for improvement in the market.”

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It will cost $137,000 to hire the consultants over a three-year period, the release said.

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