To the editor:
(Plain Press, June 2016) Thank you for your article concerning the injustice of the City of Cleveland to the Merchants of the West Side Market.
The only time the City shows support for the Market is when they want to “Show Off” one of its Jewels for a Convention, etc.
Taking the parking lot from the Merchants and making them pay an extra $86,000 for Security shows the blatant discrimination of the City toward the West Side Market. Although the City will soon charge for parking in the “Market lot,” none of the City’s profit will benefit the Market which is still in need of the promised repairs. No other area businesses on West 25th pay a cent, but certainly use the lot daily. One former Public official told Market vendors that they had no right to complain since they didn’t live in Ohio City. However, these particular Merchants and their families have had their small business at the Market for 3 generations. Shame on the City’s treatment of the Market Vendors. It is, unfortunately, very typical!
Mary Rose Oakar,
Resident, Ohio City