45th Street Flea Market: West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio hopeful problems are corrected

Mayor hopeful about flea market's future

West Palm Beach's mayor is hopeful the recently troubled 45th Street Flea Market can turn things around.

Over the past few months the market has been the scene of a handful of shootings and arrests for prostitution and drugs.

The city also says it found several code violations for trash and potholes.

The market's owners now have a month to correct them.

Mayor Jeri Muoio says the market's merchants need to demand change from those in charge. "Those good people who are there and have a legitimate business, they need to demand more from the people who run the flea market and own the property."

The mayor says if the market doesn't comply with the city's demands the city will go in and work to clean it up.

The cost would be passed on to the owners.

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