Hunts Point wholesalers have been discussing construction of new facilities since 2006, said Mike Cochran, sales manager and vice president of Robert T. Cochran & Co. Inc.
“We would sure like to see a new market,” he said. “My dad was down to the Philadelphia market and said it’s very nice. They have nice sales rooms, clean operations and plenty of parking, but I guess the costs are killing some of the guys down there.”
D’Arrigo said about 60% of the produce sold in the New York metropolitan area passes through the market and that the market’s wholesalers supply up to 90% of the city’s independent retailers and restaurants.