by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, January 2021) Joel Freilich, Director of Service Management, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA), reminded board members at the RTA Board & Next Gen RTA Committee meeting on December 15th that working closely with Jarrett Walker & Associates and local stakeholders, the public had spoken, and he listened. Priority trips … Continue reading
(Plain Press, August 2020) At its July 1st meeting, Cleveland City Council authorized the City of Cleveland to enter into a $1.2 million contract over three years with consultants for the purpose of managing and operating the West Side Market parking lot.
Area businesses respond to pandemic in a variety of ways by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, June 2020) Several days after Governor Mike DeWine announced that restaurants and bars in Ohio could reopen, the West Side Market parking lot was fuller than it had been in weeks. Missing were the Cleveland Street Chronicle vendors selling … Continue reading
City of Cleveland needs to address concerns of West Side Market tenants by Chuck Hoven The corona virus COVID-19 pandemic has a way of highlighting injustices and disparities in our society. One area of injustice is something the City of Cleveland has responsibility for, the treatment of its tenants – the merchants at the West … Continue reading
PHOTO BY MICHAEL OAKAR Thursday, October 24, 2019; The Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland’s fundraiser Market After Dark, West Side Market, W. 25th & Lorain Avenue: Ann LoParo of Annie’s Signature Sweets talks to a customer who is trying one of her pastries. PHOTO BY MICHAEL OAKAR Thursday, October 24, 2019; The Hunger Network of … Continue reading
by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2019) A shopper visiting the West Side Market on Saturday, January 19thwould have found many empty stands. Just a few short years ago, it would have been unheard of for there to be empty stands on a Saturday. Many of the empty stands are a result of merchants … Continue reading