CLEVELAND – The early morning fire at the West Side Market in Cleveland on Wednesday means the vendors will be missing out on much-needed income, so two local businesses are stepping up.
No one was injured during the blaze, but the market is closed until further notice because of heavy smoke damage and soot covering many of the stands. The produce building of the market was permitted by the city to open on Friday, however, many vendors decided to stay closed to support others.
Market Garden Brewery will be serving up a special beer to raise money for their neighbors. From 4 p.m. Friday until Tuesday, $1 from every Market Recovery Lager sold will go to the Market Vendors Association to help them recover their losses.
Meanwhile, in the Gordon Square area, Happy Dog will be giving $1 from each hotdog served to the vendors and their employees.