La Cienega Farmers’ Market Eviction Update
The La Cienega Farmers’ Market at the corner of La Cienega and 18th Street recently received an eviction notice from the management of La Cienega Plaza. We have been told that the reason for this eviction is to provide sufficient parking for Marinello Beauty School, which is moving into the building at the location. This is despite the fact that Career Colleges of America, (the previous tenants), which occupied three floors in the same building never seemed to have a problem with available parking.
The Farmers’ Market has operated at this location for 16 years and has provided a much need service to the surrounding communities of Faircrest Heights, Crestview, La Cienega Heights, SORO the Carthay neighborhoods and beyond. It has provided fresh vegetables and fruits, among other things within walking distance of its customers. Many neighbors have written letters to the La Cienega Plaza management asking them to reconsider, as closing or relocating the market would be a tremendous loss. Many folks depend on the income from the market and have been vendors for years, and the market has programs that many locals depend on. I have been told anecdotally that nearby businesses enjoy a “Thursday bump” brought by the farmers market.
At our most recent update, we understand that an extension was granted and negotiations are continuing in an effort to save the market.
Be sure to go and show your support, write: The Market’s email is email@example.com
I would LOVE to save the market for our community!
La Cienega Farmers’ Market
Thursdays: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm (7:30 pm Daylight Savings)
1801 S. La Cienega Blvd.(Corner of 18th St.)