Huge market could leave NYC

June 11, 2008 12:26PM

Hunts Point Food Distribution, the largest wholesale market in the world, might be leaving its Bronx home. Consultants say the market will outgrow its 1967 space in five years, and the city has declined their $150 million request to build a new facility in the southeast Bronx. Hunts Point shareholders are looking for another location near a highway or rail system for easy distribution, but that could mean higher prices for consumers if grocers have to travel outside the city for crates of fruits and vegetables.

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