John Garcia, Krisp-Pak’s president and father of Carlos Garcia, served as president of the market’s board in 2000.
Carlos Garcia said he has seen the blueprints of what the vendors wanted to build.
“All the way back then, they had ideas,” he said. “I don’t know how far it has come since then. It is a nice place they plan on building.”
In general, Garcia said everything has become a bigger struggle than things were nearly a decade ago.
Rene Gosselin, operations manager for Coosemans New York Inc., said time after time he’s seen city politicians tour the market and then in front of the media talk about how a new market is needed. After a while, nothing happens.
“This market is controlled by the city, so a lot of the money has to come through the city,” Gosselin said. “If the city doesn’t put it up, it won’t happen.”