45th Street Flea Market future up for debate in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The mayor of West Palm Beach on Monday is meeting with several neighborhood leaders who want the 45th Street Flea Market shut down, according to a report in the Palm Beach Post.

Residents living in Echo Lakes, Westfield and North Shore communities say the market has a negative impact on their area.
   
The market's been criticized as being a magnet for crime, prostitution, and shootings, including a fatal shooting in September.   

Last month, Mayor Jeri Muoio declared the market as a chronic nuisance. She gave its owners 30 days to clean up code violations.

Over the last six months, police have responded to more than 250 calls.

The meeting will take place at City Hall.

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