Does anyone find it weird that the festival website has been taken down, and that there's still no way to find out about refunds and such? In lieu of any explanation, it's easy to think the worst (apparently there's talk among vendors about refunds being available next week). I'd imagine the food vendors are getting shafted but good, since they've shelled out upfront money for both the booth and the food. The Eastsider heard about someone who was going to sell Asian-styled grilled chicken this weekend.
Gloria Sohacki, who works at Central City Action Committee, an Angeleno Heights nonprofit that works with youth and runs a graffiti clean up crew, spent part of her day helping out one of those Sunset Junction vendors that Sohacki has dubbed the "Chicken Lady." The woman, a Thai immigrant whose first name is Sae, had paid $1,300 for a Sunset Junction festival booth and had ordered about $2,000 worth chicken and other supplies to sell at this weekend's event. "Not only is she out the money for the booth but she has already spent money on the product she would have been selling," Sohacki said.