Nation's biggest produce market may be moving out of BX

HUNTS POINT - The nation's largest produce market may be moving out of the Bronx.

Hunts Point vendors say they will take their business elsewhere if the city's Business Integrity Commission approves a proposal to raise license fees.

Vendors say the commission has been trying to tell vendors how to run their businesses for years. The commission was created about 10 years ago to stop organized crime at the market.

The commission wants to increase every wholesaler?s current $250 license-application and background-check fee to $4,000. It also wants to raise a $20 photo ID fee to $120.

The commission's president says Bronx-based business owners can afford the increase.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A study says 88 percent of walking trips 1 Word on the Street: Walking with GPS
VIDEO: Bronx restaurant owner attacked, robbed in apartment 2 VIDEO: Bronx restaurant owner attacked, robbed in apartment building
VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx 3 VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx
4 VIDEO: Brooklyn Botanic Garden to host annual Sakura Matsuri Festival
Proponents of the half-priced MetroCards will meet in 5 Lawmakers call for half-priced metro cards for low-income New Yorkers

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE