West Side Market
This famous market was founded in 1840, making it the oldest market in Cleveland. Maintaining its old facade over time, making it one of the most iconic in the city and being the most frequented by Cleveland’s people, it is located on the corner of West 25th Street and Lorain Avenue. This site offers much more to its customers; this structure was considered a historical monument in 1973. Its original name is Pearl Street Market, and it owes
Its existence to two mayors of the city, who donated the space intending to start the activities of an outdoor market.
In addition to having excellent first-class service and offering the right quality products, the West Side Market is the preferred place for lovers of good food due to its exquisite and varied food menus, which include gourmet food. Able to match that of restaurants worldwide. West Side Market is characterized by hosting not only North Americans but also the Irish, Germans, Italians, Greeks, and Hungarians, thus giving an extra gastronomic and cultural diversity to excursions in Cleveland. Today the market is home to more than 100 vendors of great ethnic diversity.
It is an enjoyable place; it is always full of people doing their shopping, there is noise, many customers, and merchants shouting and running from one place to another. It has many different ethnic foods that represent different cultures and their heritage. You can find everything from fruits and vegetables to meats and cheeses, delicious baked goods to a variety of bread and seafood.
It is also a great place to have a snack or lunch and walk around and have a drink. The prices are acceptable and offer to vary according to the time you are going to buy. If you want to buy a low cost, it is best to go early in the morning, since the prices must increase at night.
According to statistics, it is estimated that this market receives around one million people, either by tourists or locals, who come to this beautiful place to shop every day. It has a clock tower, a famous icon of this place; the last renovation that this market had was in 2004 to complete renovations and architectural changes in the main building.
The market does not have guided tours. But they do allow schools and planned trips to take tours. They only ask for certain restrictions at the time of the visit and are usually very strict with the number of guided tours in their facilities. In addition to being a tourist place, it is a business site.
Although it is open throughout the year, they have specific hours: They are open MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, and FRIDAY from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 7 am at 5 p.m., And on Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm. It is recommended to visit their website for more information about hours on select dates, also on the page, you can find everything about all the vendors and the products they offer.