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 plans 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.
Yes, the Coca Cola building was knocked down and Home Depot is under construction at that site. I work around the corner from this Home depot construction. Up to this very day there are walls erected all around and they are working fast. I wish I can post a picture but there isn’t an option for that.
Does anyone know if the plant was demolished yet and is otw to becoming a Home Depot?
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conveniently located in the middle of nowhere.
Going to miss getting freshly bottled cokes 🙁
Drinking soda is why so many people are fat. A 12-ounce can of regular Coke contains 39 grams of total sugar, which is about 9 1/3 teaspoons of sugar. This is one reason why it’s so crowded on the subway, at least on the trains going into Manhattan every morning. Too much obesity.
That’s why I only have one jug of coke soda per meal. It’s ok in meditation.
I think you mean “in moderation.” Still, that’s 9.5 teaspoons (or 368 grams) of sugar (or high-fructose corn syrup) per meal. That’s a lot of sugar and very unhealthy. That’s not ok. Society would be much better off with soda eliminated from our diet.
Meditation is when you breathe in the coke juices very slowly and deeply. It’s good to do moderately often
Another one? There is one not too far there. Why not a Loews, or an organic market/ healthy eating, ie Trader Joe’s etc ugh.
Why not? Because they’re not the ones who bought the land 😉
Yes Coca Cola production was out April
Finally some car friendly business!
Love driving out of Sunnyside to support corporations. Amen
I only buy lumber from companies inside Sunnyside’s borders.
I biked over to the one on Northern NBlvd the other day to get some things and was glad to see they finally installed a bike rack. I was not pleased with always having to lock my bike to the shopping cart dock.
Get your facts straight. Coca Cola has been out since end of April!