Jessup seafood market planning to expandThe Maryland Food...

March 14, 1997

Jessup seafood market planning to expand

The Maryland Food Center Authority in Jessup plans to expand its seafood market with two new buildings on a 7-acre site.

Don Darnell, executive director of the food center, said the expansion is still in its preliminary stage -- with plans being drawn up and the land being surveyed.

The two buildings -- each about 48,500 square feet -- will be connected to the existing seafood market.

Darnell said the center also hopes eventually to construct five other new buildings on an 18-acre site behind the seafood market.

Four of the buildings would be for food-related businesses; the fifth would be constructed with an open-air design to house a flower market, according to a food center report.

Darnell said the food center is still conducting feasibility studies on the buildings.

The food center is a food distribution facility for private businesses and public institutions on 400 acres.

The seafood market, consisting of more than 112,000 square feet, is home to many Maryland seafood merchants, according to Darnall.

The market is the distribution facility for most of the mid-Atlantic region's seafood. It also serves as a retail seafood outlet.

Pub Date: 3/14/97

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