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Community Meeting on Larchmont Farmers’ Market Set for March 14

Construction of a children’s playground in the City’s parking lot on Larchmont Blvd. has raised questions about the future of the Larchmont Farmers Market, a community meeting is set for March 14 to discuss the issue and gauge support for the playground.

City Council Member David Ryu will conduct a community meeting to discuss the future of the Larchmont Farmers’ Market on Saturday, March 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Marlborough School, 250 S. Rossmore Ave. 

The news was relayed to the Buzz on Friday night by  Gary Gilbert, a Windsor Square resident who has been championing the cause of keeping the Larchmont Farmers Market in the city parking lot on Larchmont Blvd., since it was announced that construction of a small new playground on the south edge of the lot could negatively affect the market’s size, location or operations.

As previously reported, Gilbert met with Ryu last week to urge him to hold a community meeting to gauge support for the playground when Gilbert discovered that many residents and businesses were not yet aware of the plan to install a playground.

“I’m thrilled that Councilmember Ryu has followed through on his promise to hold a public meeting, and I’m confident that after he sees the community’s strong opposition to the project, as he’s already seen with over 250 emails and hundreds of phone calls decrying a children’s play space located next to moving cars and noxious fumes, he will do the right thing and respect the will of his constituents,” Gilbert told the Buzz. ” “That’s why we elected him.”

Proposed location of the new playground, which was scheduled to start construction February 1, 2020. (photo composite made with image from the Larchmont Chronicle.)

The fate of the market has been up in the air since the announcement that the proposed construction of a children’s playground would  permanently remove six parking spaces on the south edge of the parking lot where the market locates on Sundays.  The construction could also affect the size and location of the Market, and the market manager announced consideration of possibly expanding the enterprise, and moving it one block north to Larchmont Blvd., between Beverly and Rosewood.

Over the past several weeks, however, residents and businesses have sent more than 250 e-mails to Ryu’s office, urging him help keep the Larchmont Farmers Market just as it is.

The meeting will be held at the Marlborough School at 250 S. Rossmore Ave. on Saturday, March 14, from 2-4 pm, in the 2nd floor Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, There is street parking in the vicinity, and limited on-campus parking for cars and bicycles (enter from westbound Third Street, just west of Arden Blvd.).

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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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