Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr’s, Comments on the Hunts Point Produce Markets Decision to Stay in its Historic Home in the Bronx

For those who have not heard the Bronx Produce Market has agreed to stay in its historic, home right here in the Bronx. As stated on their web site sales exceed two billion dollars annually. The market is considered the largest produce market in the world supplying much of the supermarkets and eateries on the east coast. Their decision to stay for at least another three years was reached even though New Jersey has been aggressively courting them. Please do see our Bronx Borough Presidents statement below on their decision to stay and what organizations and leaders helped convince the market that they would be best served right here in the Boogiedown.


Statement by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.;

“After months of negotiation, I am thrilled to see that the City and the merchants of the Hunts Point Produce Market have reached a deal that will keep the co-op in the Bronx, where it belongs, for at least the next three years. During the coming months, we will continue to work with this administration and the merchants of the co-op on a long-term deal that will ensure that this tremendous hub of economic activity, one that provides jobs to thousands of Bronxites, remains in the Bronx for decades to come. I am confident that such a deal will happen and that the market will remain in Hunts Point for the foreseeable future.

“I would like to thank not only the Bloomberg administration but the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Empire State Development Corporation, Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, our Congressional, City Council, State Senate and Assembly delegations; as well as the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation for their hard work on this issue. Bronxites owe them all a debt of gratitude for their efforts,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr."

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