Greenpoint convention center to open by October

Exhibition space to total 28,000 square feet

79 Franklin Street
79 Franklin Street

Developer Joshua Guttman is working to open the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint.

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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