Aug. 31, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
The Coca-Cola bottling facility in Maspeth will be facing the wrecking ball, with a Home Depot store soon moving into its place.
Demolition permits were filed yesterday for the plant at 59-02 Borden Ave., just off Maurice Avenue and the Queens Midtown Expressway.
A Home Depot rep said a store will be built on site, but did not provide further information on the development’s timeline.
It is unclear how large the big-box store will be, but the property’s lot area spans more than 316,000 square feet, or just over 7 acres.
Most Home Depot stores, according to the company website, average approximately 104,000 square feet, with around 24,000 additional square feet of outside garden area.
Home Depot purchased the property last year for $63 million, records show.
While permits have been filed now, it appears the home improvement retailer may have to wait until 2020, when the Coca-Cola Bottling Company’s lease expires, to build, according to the Real Deal.
Coca-Cola did not immediately respond to questions on the bottling plant’s operations.
Coca-Cola products have been bottled in the Maspeth plant, build in the late 50s, since 1980.