When one wholesaler retired last year, Harrell said two others moved into the wholesaler’s units. She said the market is in negotiations with another produce company wanting to locate in the facility.
Tony Vitrano, Vitrano’s president, said the market has done a good job keeping the infrastructure updated.
“We are dealing with a group of 35-year-old–plus buildings,” he said.
“They have a limited life. They’re doing their best to keep them up to the 21st century requirements.”
Vitrano said the market remains ideally situated between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., along Interstate 95.
He said that’s why some wholesalers who’ve moved out of the market were reluctant to relocate to other areas, and chose to work within a mile or so of the market, which he said has logistical advantages.
One of the market’s buildings opened in 1972 with 27 more units added in 1974. The market has a capacity of 330,000 square feet.