The Yellow Green Farmers Market in Hollywood has been temporarily shut down by the city due to safety and parking concerns, SouthFlorida.com reports.
The weekend-only market – a staple for many in the Hollywood community – will be closed this upcoming weekend “due to potential life-safety issues created by unpermitted work and fire-access issues,” a Hollywood spokeswoman told southflorida.com. “We’ll continue to work with the owners of the facility, expediting permits and inspections, in an effort to allow the market to reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.”
Owners of the market say the city acted impetuously and that while the market is experiencing rapid growth, it is safe and properly permitted.
“YGFM calls on the City of Hollywood to allow YGFM to continue with its expansion and improvements without shutting down the market’s operations or further threats of punitive action from the City,” the market said in a news release, adding that the closure will “devastate hundreds of families who rely on YGFM as its primary income and thousands of visitors who have come to love the market and its surroundings in Hollywood.”
A meeting scheduled Friday will determine when the popular food and shopping destination can reopen.