Kenneth Village farmers market canceled

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From the Glendale News-Press:

Fruit line the shelves in the Kenneth Village Meat and Product Market on Monday, October 18, 2009.  (Roger Wilson/News-Press)

Fruit line the shelves in the Kenneth Village Meat and Product Market on Monday, October 18, 2009. (Roger Wilson/News-Press)

KENNETH VILLAGE — Organizers decided last week to cancel the farmers market here for the rest of the year, but the move may have come too late for one faltering merchant who had opposed the weekly event from the outset.

Sarkis Militonyan, owner of the Kenneth Village Meat and Product Market, had initially opposed the decision to open a farmers market on the one-block commercial strip, arguing it would undercut his business. Now, the damage has been done, he said.

The grocer has lost 90% of his business in the three months since the farmers market started, he said, and has fallen behind on his rent.

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Written by Zain Shauk

October 19, 2009 at 3:47 pm

Posted in Events, glendale

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