Early birds find some of the freshest meats, fruits, and vegetables around here. But that doesn't mean you'll miss out much at all, if you come later in the day. You'll still find plenty of exactly what you're looking for at this Ohio City landmark. The Market can easily be your only source of food shopping, with vendors selling everything from deli cuts to fresh meats, seafood and poultry, fruits and vegetables of all varieties, terrific baked goods, dairy, spices, and specialty ethnic items. If you get hungry, dozens of vendors serve prepared meals ranging from hot dogs to falafel to pierogi. Some vendors accept credit cards and checks, and cash is accepted market-wide.
The 23-story building was the first major project in Cleveland to use metric measurement throughout the construction process. The entire 55,000-ton weight of the building rests on a seven-foot-thick concrete mat that required a pour of more than 1,000 truckloads of cement. Groundbreaking was on May 28, 1997, making it the first federal courthouse to be built in Cleveland in 88 years. It opened for business in 1999.