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City of Cleveland forgives West Side Market tenants 3 months of rent

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Posted at 4:41 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 16:41:07-04

CLEVELAND — Mayor Frank Jackson announced on Wednesday that the city will forgive three months of rent from tenants at the West Side Market.

The city deferred April, May, and June rental payments due to the pandemic earlier this year.

They have since decided to forgive those rental payments to try and help during the financial hardship the tenants have faced.

According to data released by the City of Cleveland, which manages the more than 100-year-old market, traffic began to decline in March with a total of 53,300 visitors during the month, compared to the 93,700 visitors reported during the same time in 2019.

April saw the biggest decrease, with about 60,000 fewer visitors than the year before. In July, there were about 40,000 fewer people who went to the market when compared to 2019.

The West Side Market is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The city says customers are able to contact vendors to place an order and make arrangements for payment and pick up at one of the designated areas inside of the market.

To see what vendors are open, click here.

RELATED: West Side Market sees decline in foot traffic after reporting increase in visitors before pandemic

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