Market Square Park Reopening Celebrates West Side Market Centennial

Mayor Jackson cuts the ribbon at the restored Market Square Park
  • Mayor Jackson cuts the ribbon at the restored Market Square Park

Saturday evening, the mayor and other dignitaries officially reopened the redesigned and rehabbed Market Square Park at West 25th and Lorain. The celebration also marked the kickoff of a summer's worth of festivities honoring the 100th anniversary of the West Side Market across the street. Thousands gathered to eat free ice cream from Mitchell's and free pretzels from Sterle's, listen to Latin and polka music, watch Irish and Hungarian dancers, and listen to politicians — including Mayor Jackson, Counclman Joe Cimperman, Council President Marty Sweeney, and Congressman Dennis Kucinich — present banners and proclamations to families who have had stands at the market since its inception.

A traditional Cleveland sound!
  • A traditional Cleveland sound!

Dogs like the new Market Square Park too
  • Dogs like the new Market Square Park too

Dancers from award-winning Irish dance school the Academy
  • Dancers from award-winning Irish dance school the Academy

Dennis! chats with former opponent primary Graham Veysey (l) and county Democratic party executive director Nick Martin (c)
  • Dennis! chats with former opponent primary Graham Veysey (l) and county Democratic party executive director Nick Martin (c)

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