West Side Market, Cleveland to Host International Public Markets Conference


In a coup that will draw literally hundreds of tourists to town, Cleveland has landed an 2012 International Public Markets Conference.

It's not about the tourists though, of which there will be about 300. It's about the impact of bringing the conference to the West Side Market, showing off Cleveland's gleaming sustainability and local food movements, and beating out other candidates like London and Toronto.

The West Side Market was the big draw to the conference organizers. Stephen Davies from the Project for Public Spaces told the Plain Dealer, "It was huge. It's one of the most stunning indoor public markets in the country, and there are not many left in the United States. There are some 150 of them, and Cleveland's historically is probably the grandest of them all."

The PD reports:

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