News Roundup: Greek Food Co. Moves to Bathgate, A-Rated Bronx Eateries

 

krinos olivesThe New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced in a press release last week that Krinos Foods—a Greek and Mediterranean speciality food importer, distributor, and manufacturer—has moved its international headquarters from Long Island City to The Bronx to accommodate the company’s growth. The new 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is located at 1750 Bathgate Avenue and is expected to revitalize the historic Bronx Bathgate Industrial Business Zone. [NYCEDC]

Seed to Plate is a new program aimed at getting Bronx youth healthy. The 10-part program uses sustainable farming, cooking, and nutrition, as well as field trips and chef visits, to teach kids about living healthier lifestyles. Students in participating schools also taste something delicious and nutritious from the local farmer’s market every lesson. [News 12]

Ever wonder how the NYC restaurant health grading system works? A recent article by Total Food Service gave us the breakdown, along with how each borough faired with A ratings. In The Bronx, 1949 restaurants out of 2400 received A’s. At 81 percent, it ranked the lowest of the five boroughs though it was not far off from the percentage of A ratings NYC’s other areas scored. [Total Food]

Nonprofit organization The Prodigal Center wants to transform the vacant Tropicana nightclub on Home Street into a food pantry. The NPO hopes to use the old nightclub for their annual Thanksgiving feast or all year round. It would allow them to serve Hunts Point, Longwood, and Crotona Park. However, they have been unable to reach the owner. [News 12]

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