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Home Depot to Open in Maspeth, Taking Over Coca-Cola Bottling Site

The Coca-Cola Bottling facility at 59-02 Borden Ave. (Google Maps)

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.

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14 Comments

South Side Johnny

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.




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South Side Johnny

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.




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rikki

Meditation is when you breathe in the coke juices very slowly and deeply. It’s good to do moderately often




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Jojo

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.




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SuperWittySmitty

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.




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