03/07/2013 01:50 pm ET

Upton's Naturals Bringing Huge Seitan Packing Plant, Cafe to West Town

WEST TOWN — An industrial stretch of Grand Avenue in West Town is about to get much busier — and healthier.

The shell of a three-story pre-cast concrete paneled building emerged recently on a corner lot that's been vacant for 30 years, and as soon as this summer, a national supplier of meat alternatives will be producing up to 1,500 pounds of seitan daily there as well as serving up sandwiches stuffed with "faux meat" at a cafe in the building.

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