The old, pink iconic Farmers Market building in Sherman Heights last week became a flashpoint for community controversy when Walmart bulldozers dug into one of the building’s walls.
Activists immediately took the company to court, claiming it’s demolishing a historic building without a permit. Walmart, which is building a store on the site, says the work is authorized under the permits it has.
The company has said it needs to bring the building up to earthquake safety codes and that the wall isn’t being torn down. Instead, the company has argued it created a hole through which it could clear debris from the inside