Delay for Philly market move


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Delay for Philly market move

Philadelphia's new state-of-the-art wholesale market is unlikely to open its doors to produce traders until January 2011

Delay for Philly market move

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Wholesalers keen to move into the new Philadelphia Regional Produce Market in late October or early November will reportedly have to wait another two months.

The market’s board of directors has been informed by the contractor that local distributors should make plans to move in early January, according to a report by The Packer.

“It’s not official, but we will probably move right after the first of the year,” Jimmy Storey, terminal association president and president and owner of Quaker City Produce Co, told the publication.

“They (the contractors) are behind on the construction and on the refrigeration start-ups and all. Once they start the refrigeration, it will take two months to make sure everything is right.”

The 667,000ft2 modern facility on Essington Avenue has already been nearly 10 years in the making.

When completed, the market will provide space for some 68 tenant units as well as state-of-the-art storage and cooling facilities.


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