Fulton Fish Market?s delayed move hurting Hunts Point businesses

Business owners in Hunts Point say the delay in moving the Fulton Fish Market from Manhattan to the Bronx is hurting their operations.

Some restaurant owners say they recently started their shops in anticipation of the fish market?s move to the Bronx. Restaurant owners say if the move had gone according to plan, there were supposed to be thousands of customers to reel in. However, the Fulton Fish Market, which was originally supposed to move from Manhattan to Hunts Point several months ago, is constantly postponing its move date.

The most recent tangled net of legalities and postponements include an argument over an unloading license. New York issued a license to Laro Service Systems 10 years ago. However, when merchants decided to move to the Bronx, they applied and were granted their own loading licenses. Laro sued the city over the discrepancy and won but now the city is appealing the decision.

When the market does finally move to Hunts Point it is expected to bring an estimated 10,000 merchants.

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