05/15/2012 08:55 pm ET Updated May 16, 2012

San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market Gets $100 Million From City (PHOTOS)

This article comes to us courtesy of Associated Press

A San Francisco produce market that supplies fruits and vegetables to many of the city's restaurants could be getting a $100 million upgrade.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Malia Cohen are set to introduce legislation on Tuesday that would lead to the redevelopment and expansion of the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market.

The market in the Bayview neighborhood is on city property. Under Lee and Cohen's plan, the nonprofit that manages it would sign a new, 60-year lease. It would then use the revenue from merchants who rent the space to expand to an adjacent city-owned parcel and make improvements. The remaining rent revenue once the upgrades and expansion are paid for would go to the city's general fund.

The market is the largest produce wholesale facility in Northern California.

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