In the ongoing battle between New York and New Jersey, The Empire State has won yet another round. After months of bidding, Fresh Direct has decided to stay on this side of the Hudson, despite efforts by New Jersey to woe them away.
The city, state and Bronx borough president's office have offered the company $130 million in grants to expand its operations to the Harlem River Yards in the Bronx.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had offered the grocery company $100 million.
The new Bronx facility, which is scheduled to open in 2015, is projected to cost about $112.6 million. However, Fresh Direct said with its new base of operations that it could expand to Connecticut, New Jersey and Philadelphia. The company also said it will create at least 1,000 jobs by 2020.