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Farmers market moving in June

Submitted by on 1, March 24, 2009 – 6:49 amNo Comment

A tipster notified us that the parking lot that serves as home for Alameda’s biweekly farmer’s market has been put up for sale. The city has been leasing the lot but apparently has no plans to buy it. So he wanted to know what will become of the farmer’s market once the lot is sold.

I checked in with Kathy Moehring, who heads the West Alameda Business Association. And she said the market will be moving to a city-owned lot on the corner of Webster and Haight in June. (The city’s lease, according to the sale listing, expires in July.) Things are still in process with the city and neighbors, Moehring said, but she’s confident the new location is a lock.

One other change: Starting in May, the market will happen on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Right now, it’s Tuesday morning and Thursday evening. The hours for both the Tuesday and Saturday markets will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. She said the markets will run year-round.

I’ll remind you of the changes come June. In the meantime, if you’re looking for more on this one, check out John Oldham’s indispensable real estate site (he posted on the sale Monday). The 14,745-square-foot lot, by the way, is on the market for $1,050,000.

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