West Side Market Celebrates 100 Years

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CLEVELAND -- Ohio City was buzzing Sunday with costumes, color, food and festivities in a celebration honoring the West Side Market's upcoming 100th birthday.

It was the first time in 10 years the market was open on a Sunday.

There was a parade and entertainment, and more than 30 restaurants set up shop along a closed West 25th Street.

"It's just great to see everyone out here and see the mix of costumes, some were really really artistic," says Christine Wisnewski of Middleburg Heights

An estimated one million visitors from all over the world shop at the West Side Market every year, and it's known as one of the country's last authentic public markets.

The Ohio City neighborhood was buzzing with excitement and many of the people came to check out the tasty dishes that more than 100 vendors were serving up.

"I'm eating Mexican churros, of course I should of gotten something warmer but it's so good I can't resist," said Lucy Komichak of Cleveland.

The market is owned and operated by the City of Cleveland, but many of the stands there have been under family ownership since the market opened.