Steven Sann, co-president of community group Save Westwood Village and a member of the Westwood Business Association, agreed that the market plays an important role in the Village.
,The Farmers' Market is an important tradition in Westwood.Students really enjoy going to the Farmers' Market and buying fresh produce,, he
believed that many enjoy visiting the market, Sann
was concerned that the Thursday market was no longer doing its goal of revitalizing the Village economy and was instead cannibalizing sales from stores in the area.
,Most merchants will tell you Thursday is their worst day of business,, he
said. ,The Farmers' Market was designed to revitalize the Westwood economy, but as the Farmers' Market has grown, (local stores) have found it competing with them instead of helping them.,
Another issue at hand is the street space that is taken on days the market is open, Sann
,One big factor is that the market takes up so much parking.We lose scores of street parking since farmers have to park their trucks and vehicles,, he