Farmers Market Is Ruining Downtown, So Say The Store Owners

Farmers Market

Normally very vocal and visible, Ron’s Liquor owner David Pollacci, a chairman on the Pacific Grove Chamber Of Commerce is oddly silent in this round of Farmers Market debates.

Known as America’s Last Hometown, Pacific Grove was one of the only towns on the Central Coast without a farmers market until nine months ago. It took the city a lengthy year and a half to open the market because of upset business owners wanting the city to consider another location and some didn’t want the market at all in fear that it would drive customers away. Some local businesses are closing their doors for good saying that the 55 days a year that the street is closed is causing them to lose a significant amount of business and they can no longer afford to keep their doors open.

Farmers Market Is Ruining Downtown, So Say The Store Owners