Last week a terrible fire broke out inside Cleveland's beloved West Side Market. Long time market lovers as well as vendors (we have a Noodlecat stand) in the market, the chef and I were devastated to hear the news. Last year the Chef alongside his good buddy Mike Symon, were honored to be chairs of the 100th Anniversary Gala that was celebrated in November. They brought some amazing chefs to our fair city to raise money for something the people hold so dear, The West Side Market.
After last week's fire we were all wondering how we could help the market we hold so near and dear. We knew the money raised at the Centennial Gala was going towards a huge rejuvenation/rehabilitation of the market that had barely even had a chance to begin and we knew that vendors were quickly losing their income each day the market remained closed.
Being the die hard Cleveland lover that he is, Mike Symon started a vendor relief fund. Businesses and civilians alike can pitch in to make sure these vendors don't lose their livelihood as well as their financial security. The West Side Market is loved by all in our fair city and the majority of people I know are proud to shop in this country's oldest standing public market. Let's make sure it stays that way.