For the first time in its history, Lancaster Central Market will be closed Saturday because of expected high heat.
"It was not an easy decision to make," Mary Goss, the market's manager, said Wednesday.
But given the forecast for extreme heat and with the safety of standholders and patrons in mind, Goss said closing was the right call.
There was also concern about cooling equipment not being able to keep food cold enough, she said.
Goss said market has closed early because of heat before, but this was the first time the building, built in 1889, won't open.
Before that, the last time market closed for weather was in 1996.