San Francisco school, Sunset Mercantile market reach deal


Last month, SFGATE reported a feud had ensued between the Sunset Mercantile farmers market and St. Ignatius College Preparatory over use of 37th Avenue on certain days for the bustling food extravaganza. On Monday, the Richmond Review reported that both parties have reached a tentative agreement that will extend the street closure permit to spring 2023.

“We came to a good verbal agreement that works,” Angie Petitt, director of Sunset Mercantile, told the Richmond Review. “We’re still hammering out the written agreement and I can’t give the details of anything yet until we get that hammered out.”

The original quarrel began when St. Ignatius high school wanted to close the farmers market entirely for three Sundays when it hosted school events. This would have been detrimental to the livelihoods of the merchants that rely on those Sundays for business, Petitt argued.

The Outer Sunset farmers market and St. Ignatius College Preparatory have come to a tentative agreement that will allow the market to continue on 37th Avenue until March 23, 2023.

Google Street View

Back in July, District 4 Supervisor Gordon Mar stepped in to play intermediary between the two groups. It appears that he has successfully brokered a verbal agreement, “although nothing is in writing as of yet,” according to the Richmond Review.

Going forward, the farmers market would reduce in size to one block (instead of the normal two) for two Sundays when St. Ignatius has big events. For another seven Sundays when the school has events, the farmers market will be two blocks long but with “some accommodations made on the second block to ensure that SI’s mid-sized events, so that the impacts on those events are minimized,” Mar said.

This agreement secures the farmers market at its current location until March 23, 2023. However, the Shared Spaces program is scheduled to end at that time, and a new street permit would be required for Sunset Mercantile to continue operating on 37th Avenue. The organization, led by Petitt, will work with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to obtain a different kind of permit, according to the Richmond Review, though the “process would involve a number of city departments weighing in and approving whatever plans they come up with.”


Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! Todays Chronic is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Leave a comment