CLEVELAND – Cleveland’s West Aspect Market Tenants Affiliation studies 4 widespread stands on the market will shut by the top of the yr.
Affiliation President Vince Bertonaschi informed Information 5 rising vendor lease prices imposed by the Metropolis of Cleveland and parking issues are partly responsible.
Bertonaschi stated gross sales on the West Aspect Market are down by some 50% in some instances, and and not using a lease discount he expects extra stands to shut in 2017.
“They’re ruining a Cleveland icon, they’re ruining it,” stated Bertonaschi.
“You are going to lose greater than 4 stands. It is a domino impact. I had that on the Central Market, I do know.”
Bertonaschi stated Rolston Poultry, The Soup Middle and Judy’s Oasis are a number of the stands that may shut within the coming weeks.
Information 5 took this case to Ward three Cleveland Councilman Kerry McCormack who stated he would look right into a lease discount for distributors on the market and stated he wasn’t conscious 4 stands on the market have been closing.
“That may be a dialog that I completely need to have,” stated McCormack.
“That is a dialog that we have now to have with the administration, with the distributors on the desk.”
McCormack stated the town already granted market distributors a discount on their December lease however stated he would pursue a extra everlasting lease lower within the type of a brand new contract.
Information 5 reached out to Cleveland Mayor’s workplace concerning the financial state of affairs on the West Aspect Market, however we nonetheless haven’t been given a response.