Developer Joshua Guttman is working to open the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint.
The proposed convention center at 79 Franklin Street near Noble Street would hold a 2,200-seat banquet hall, offices, a cafeteria and meeting rooms. Exhibition space will total 28,000 square feet. The site is expected to open by October.
Five years after Guttman acquired the Greenpoint Terminal Market in 2001, a 10-alarm fire tore through it and several surrounding buildings. The convention center will open on part of that site. [Bedford + Bowery] — Mark Maurer