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Monday, September 28, 2015

Diamond Direct Foods to Open Newark Facility


Newark, New Jersey: A groundbreaking ceremony will be held in Newark's East Ward today for a new food distrubution facility. Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Councilman Augusto Amador, Deputy Mayor of Economic and Housing Development Baye Adofo-Wilson, and Newark Community Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Otis Rolley will help break ground on the Diamond Direct Foods facility. The new center will be located at 105 Avenue L, between Wilson Avenue and Margaretta Street, in an industrial area between the New Jersey Turnpike and Routes 1 and 9. According to the city, the 140,000 square foot facility will be the largest food commissary on the East Coast, and will supply food, ice, propane, and other services to food trucks.

This part of the East Ward has seen an increase in industrial activity in recent years. The Manischewitz Company moved one block away to Avenue K four years ago.

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