CLEVELAND (WJW) – The West Side Market celebrated its 110th birthday with a party on Wednesday, November 2.

We’ve been working around the clock to make sure we preserve this asset for the next 110 years,” Mayor Justin Bibb said.

The festivities include dozens of K-8 students from Campus International singing “Happy Birthday” and performing another musical number.

There was a photo opp with a special Happy Birthday banner, free cake and donut cake pops (while supplies last) donated by new vendors White Flower Cake Shop and Jack Frost Donuts, and, of course, shopping deals!

D.K. Whitaker Meats Owner Don Whitaker is excited for the future of the market that he described as a melting pot representing Cleveland.

“It’s good food, it’s good people, it’s service, it’s a unique experience compared to going to the everyday grocery store. Which we need, but if you want something a little different, come here,” Whitaker said.

West Side Market Senior Strategist Jessica Trivisonno said the birthday party is just one thing to be excited about.

“For this upcoming budget year, we’ve committed dollars to repair and replacing all four elevators, renovating the roof and also finishing up some of the work that we’re doing with the clock tower.” 

The City of Cleveland has committed $4.2 million dollars toward the improvements which will take place over the next five years. Trivisonno hopes those efforts will keep the customers coming in for years to come.

“No matter how much money we put into this place and how much we invest, you know the market needs shoppers,” Trivisonno said. “It needs people who are committed to shopping here regularly; who are visiting the butchers here, buying their spices here, who are getting their cheese and dairy and all of their shelf goods here. We need customers to also shop at the market for this place to be sustainable.”

Many vendors are offering customers a 10% discount all day long. A full list of those participating can be found below:

A&J Produce, Angelo Produce, Bohar Bakery, Boutros Brothers Produce, Christopher’s Bakery, City Roast Coffee and Tea, Crepe de Luxe, Czucraj Meats, D.W. Whitaker Meats, Ehab Produce, Foster’s Meats, Greg’s Produce, Harb’s Produce, Irene Dever Dairy, J&J Meats, Jack Frost Donuts, Jacob’s Oasis, Kate’s Fish, Kim Se, King’s Produce, Lucas Produce, Luca’s Produce, M&M Foods, Maple Valley Sugarbush & Farm, Market Import Store, Meister’s Foods, Mena’s Produce, Narrin’s Spice & Sauce, Nature’s Uncut, Ohio City Pasta, Orale, Pierogi Palace, Pizza di Bella, P-Nut Gallery, Reilly’s Irish Bakery, Sebastian’s Deli, Teresa’s Bakery, The Cheese Shop, The Home Pantry, Urban Herbs, Vera’s Bakery, West Side Market Café, White Flower Cake Shoppe, and Wiencek’s Meats 

To learn more about the West Side Market and to plan a visit, click here.