Auto hub housing 45 businesses to set up shop in the Bronx

The industrial park facility will have 45 businesses that range from body repairs to oil changes on Leggett Avenue in Hunts Point.

The industrial park facility will have 45 businesses that range from body repairs to oil changes on Leggett Avenue in Hunts Point. (10/6/15)

THE BRONX - An 84,000-square foot facility that houses over 40 auto businesses is set to open in the Bronx.

The industrial park facility will have 45 businesses that range from body repairs to oil changes on Leggett Avenue in Hunts Point.

The businesses were pushed out by the city's Economic Development Corp. in Queens.

Pedro Estevez, president of the United Auto Merchants, says he is looking for two other industrial parks to house 200 more auto businesses.

He says affordable housing units are being built on Jerome and Cromwell avenues where over 200 auto business currently reside. He says those businesses are going to be displaced because there is no other place to build there.

The grand opening for the auto facility is scheduled for January.  Shortly after, businesses will start to move in.

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