The City of Cleveland announced today that the historic West Side Market will now be open on Sundays from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm effective April 1, 2016.
Vendors at the Market will have the option of opening on Sunday, Monday, or both days. “The changes in Market operation hours will allow the Market to be more competitive and reach a broader clientele”, said Director of Public Works Michael Cox. “The city has also conducted a survey of West Side Market vendors and found that more than 100 would be interested in opening on Sundays.”
In addition to the change in the hours of operation, the consolidation of parking lots A and B behind the Market is expected to begin in March with a completion date of December 2016. After completion of the lot consolidation, a small parking fee is expected to be enacted. That fee has not yet been set.
“The consolidation plan will increase parking capacity by more than 100 spaces to make it easier for people to get in and out of the parking lot,” said Chief of Staff Ken Silliman. “While we are looking to improve parking at the Market in the future, we are simultaneously evaluating our best options to maintain an expedient and efficient flow of traffic during lot consolidation.”