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The West Side Market clean up is nearly complete
The 100-year-old institution could reopen by next week

Kabir Bhatia
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Clean-up at the West Side Market is nearly finished after a fire last week left soot and debris throughout the building.  Andrei Romaso runs Sebastian’s Meats, where the fire started.  He says, except for his stand and one next door that were badly damaged, the entire market could be ready to open soon. 
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"Today they just are putting finishing touches on cleaning this thing. There’s still trucks around the buildings,” Romaso says. And he says vendors will need time "to get supplies and paper products, bags, a lot of meat orders have to be placed two or three days in advance."

No date has been officially set for the re-opening, and final Health Department inspections will not be scheduled until the clean-up officially concludes.  Cleveland Fire officials are still investigating the cause of the Jan. 30 blaze.
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