Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Governor David A. Paterson and Speaker Christine C. Quinn announced comprehensive strategies to encourage the opening of new grocery stores and help existing operators upgrade stores in neighborhoods that need more healthy food stores.
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The City invested in an approximately 4,000-square-foot commercial kitchen in East Harlem’s La Marqueta. The facility provides shared workspace for up to 40 food manufacturing startups and expanding food businesses.
FRESH promotes the establishment and expansion of neighborhood grocery stores in underserved communities by providing zoning and financial incentives to eligible grocery store operators and developers.