It seems that Related, thinking its Gateway Mall redevelopment plan is a done deal, has begun initial construction on the site. Not only is this a purposeful attempt to disrupt the market's business but it's also patently illegal for Related to begin any sort of building prior to city approvals. We're going to look into this further but in the mean time take a look at these telling pictures:
And here are some pictures of the market when it rains. Apparent is both Buntzman and the city's negligence in maintaining the market and the lunancy inherent in the fact that the merchants are currently paying over 10 times what Related is paying in rent.