Sunday’s rally to save the Morton Williams supermarket has been moved, but not very far — just 400 feet to the north.
Originally, the event was planned for outside of the market, at the southeast corner of Bleecker Street and La Guardia Place. But it’s now scheduled to take place around the statue of former Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, just a ways from the store up La Guardia Place, between Bleecker and W. Third Streets.
La Guardia, who was mayor from 1934 until 1946, was nicknamed “the Little Flower,” which is what his first name means in Italian — plus, he stood just 5 feet 2 inches tall.
The Dec. 10 rally will kick off at 2 p.m. and it will be held rain or shine. Organizers are looking for an alternative location, in case it’s pouring, but haven’t found one yet.
The city is expected to make a decision by the end of the year on whether it intends to build a new public school on the current supermarket site. What would happen to the displaced market — which is a critical, 24-hour, full-service food hub — remains up in the air.