City of Cleveland to spend over $3 million in renovations on West Side Market this year

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Updated: Jan. 8, 2021 at 5:19 AM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The city of Cleveland will be spending $3,324,172 in renovations on the West Side Market this year, the city said in an email.

In early April 2020, the city deferred and ultimately forgave April, May and June rental payments for WSM tenants in an effort to “mitigate our tenants’ financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the city said. The work to improve the market also continues despite the challenges presented during the collective pandemic experience.

Here is a list of things that will be done to the WSM:

  • Pilot of Updated Vendor Booths: Will be complete by the end of this month. The cost will be $70,000.
  • Arcade Doors and Entrance Improvements: Cost $225,000. This is currently under construction.
  • New Electrical Services Project; Budgeted for $200,000. Currently out to bid.
  • Meat Prep Room Renovations; Budgeted for $240,000. Currently out to bid.
  • Clock Tower Repairs; Budgeted for $1.85 million. Currently out to bid.
  • Total of above Emergency Capital Repairs = $2,585,000

The design cost will total $761,300, which is how the total cost of renovations is over $3 million.

The innovation and flexibility by tenants to offer phone/online orders with curbside pickup provided an added convenience to their customers.

The city is finalizing a contract with a consultant to review operations at the WSM.

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