Bronx Nut Factory Leaves The Borough Heading To Pennsylvania

Posted on April 21, 2011, 4:24 pm
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The A.L. Bazzini Company, a long-time Bronx peanut plant that supplies peanuts to Yankee Stadium, says it is packing up and heading for Pennsylvania.

The Bazzini building downtown Manhattan.

The A.L. Bazzini Company, purveyors of peanuts, cashews, almonds and pistachios will head to Allentown in July.

The company has called the city home for 125 years.

It opened in Manhattan before moving to Hunts Point 13 years ago.

The factory’s departure will mean the loss of up to 57 jobs, though the company says its distribution, accounting, and customer service departments will stay behind.

A.L. Bazzini says tougher food safety laws are behind the move, noting the new location is larger and safer than the Bronx facility.

The company says it will continue to ship its peanuts to Yankee Stadium.

In 2009, Bazzini closed its landmark specialty food store on Greenwich Street after doing business in lower Manhattan for more than a century. The harsh economy and the opening of Whole Foods Market in the neighborhood at 270 Greenwich Street, a few blocks down from Bazzini in July 2008, contributed to the closure, causing the iconic store to lose 37 percent of its profits at the time.

 

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