Vincent DeGrandis, 1970


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Vincent DeGrandis, 1970

Vincent DeGrandis, a produce vendor at the West Side Market, talks to a Cleveland Press newspaper reporter while holding a sign thanking the paper for covering his campaign to have the produce arcade at the market enclosed.

The arcade, however, remained open to the elements until 2001, when the city finally enclosed the space, adding doors, new windows, and central heating. Before this occurred, produce vendors complained that cold temperatures kept customers away during the winter months.

Image courtesy of Cleveland State University Library Special Collections


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