February 5, 2012 Glendale news press By Brittany Levine
Los Angeles, California
After several shake-ups last year at the Montrose Harvest Market, more are coming.
The market’s craft and collectibles section is getting a new name and a new organizer. And all vendors will have to pay higher fees.
The tweaks come after the Sunday farmers market underwent several changes last year to address violations issued by the Los Angeles County Agriculture Commissioner and Department of Public Health, as well as the fallout from an ongoing Glendale police embezzlement investigation involving former Councilman John Drayman.
Starting Feb. 26, the craft section at the Sunday event will no longer be called the Thieves Market, following a unanimous vote by the Montrose Shopping Park Assn. board of directors on Thursday. Instead, it will be known as the Montrose Harvest Marketplace.
“This way we get rid of the connotation of thieves,” said Linda McMenamin, the association’s new promotional coordinator.
She will also take over running the craft section from longtime organizer Jeff Decker.
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