West Side Market Vendor Reopens After Fire
CLEVELAND — A West Side Market vendor reopened Wednesday, more than three months after a fire shut down the Cleveland landmark.
Foster’s Meats was one of the booths most severely damaged by the fire at the West Side Market on January 30.
“I missed the customers, and I was missing out on a lot of business being shut down because the market was really busy after they first opened up,” said Foster’s Meats owner Brian Foster.
Foster has been in the business for 28 years, opening his very own lamb stand in 2002. He wasted no time getting back to work on Wednesday.
“I’m expecting a busy week. One, it’s Orthodox Easter and I sell lamb, so it’s going to be a very busy week for me,” said Foster.
Fire investigators believe the January 30 fire began in a meat vendor’s area. The market was closed for three weeks for cleaning, costing vendors thousands of dollars.
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