The city has declared the troubled 45th Street Flea Market a chronic nuisance and given it a month to clean up its code violations, Mayor Jeri Muoio said Monday during a testy meeting with owners of the market and the property as well as some of the merchants who work there.
The market — located across from the old Palm Beach Jai-Alai Fronton, with 60 percent in West Palm Beach and 40 percent in Mangonia Park — has been criticized as a magnet for crime, prostitution and drug sales. It’s been the scene of at least five shootings, more than one fatal, in the past two decades.
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