Hollywood Farmers' Market may have to hightail it somewhere else

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A tussle over parking could displace a large portion of the famous Hollywood Farmers' Market.

The battle started last week when the city of Los Angeles turned down a permit for the market to continue closing off a portion of Ivar Avenue near Sunset Boulevard. The Los Angeles Film School nearby complained that the market’s current location restricts access to one of its parking lots.

After a meeting on Monday, the city granted market organizers another month in the space, but encouraged vendors to look elsewhere.

In a statement on the market’s website, organizers have rejected that proposal. They say a new location might be less safe and convenient for patrons and vendors.

After 19 years at its present location, the Hollywood Farmers' Market organizers estimate that nearly 10,000 people visit each Sunday for fresh produce, flowers and prepared foods.