Move of SC Farmers Market delayed by weather

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina State Farmers Market in Columbia won't be moving as soon as expected.

The Agriculture Department said the move from the site across from Williams-Brice Stadium has been delayed by construction problems. Developer George Lee says frequent rain has delayed work at the site near Dixiana in Lexington County.

Lee says the opening is expected by late June. The new market had been scheduled to open in April.

Leases for vendors at the stadium location were expiring at the end of February. Agriculture Department spokeswoman Becky Walton says the agency will give vendors 30 days notice before asking them to leave.

The University of South Carolina is buying the existing site and will use it for parking and other events.

Information from: The State,

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