Market Watch: Real Estate Division Feeling Heat over Alemany
|With great produce comes great responsibility|
One of the argument's made by division director Amy Brown in the power play for UN Plaza was the success of the Alemany Farmers and Flea Market, which Real Estate had previously taken over. But in a column yesterday and follow-up brief today, San Francisco Chronicle columnist C.W. Nevius reports that the Real Estate Division is facing a minor revolt at Alemany after it tried to boot out long-time vendors and institute a competitive bidding process for space.
Now it looks like Real Estate officials are being dragged before the Board of Supervisors' Land Use and Economic Development Committee on Monday at the behest of Supervisor Sophie Maxwell, a patron of the Alemany market.
"I'll be there," Millman said when we reached her this afternoon. (Millman was given the boot on the pretext of a rent dispute prior to Real Estate's takeover at UN Plaza.) If Maxwell decides to turn up the heat on city officials with regard to UN Plaza as well as Alemany on Monday, Real Estate just might find itself facing one big market mutiny.
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