THE BRONX - Metropolitan Realty Associates and Angelo, Gordon and Company say they are making head-way on a deal over the old Stella D'oro property in The Bronx.

They say a deal is in the process of being finalized that would turn the vacant Stella D'oro cookie factory into a new shopping center.

Stella D'oro made headlines two years ago when workers went on strike to protest the shutdown of the factory, which put 150 employees out of work.