On Sunday, October 7, thousands of visitors gathered around Market Square in Ohio City, sending well wishes to one of Cleveland’s most beloved landmarks, the West Side Market.
A drastic departure from Ohio City’s typical Sunday sleepiness, the sidewalks and streets swelled with people. The inclement weather brought ponchos and umbrellas but failed to dampen the crowd’s enthusiasm. Around five p.m. the sky cleared just in time for GE Lighting’s historic relighting of the market’s clock tower.
Undeterred by wet weather, Clevelanders came out in droves, sampling food from local vendors such as Souper Market, Kate’s Fish and SOHO Kitchen & Bar who set up in tents on the West 25th Street. They ran into old friends, made new ones, and gathered beneath the awnings at U.S. Bank and the soon-to-be Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream Headquarters to stay dry.