N.Y. Program to Create 15 New City Stores

A new city program offering zoning and financial incentives for developers to encourage supermarkets as part of their projects will help create 15 new grocery stores and spark upgrades at another 10 over the next decade, officials said.

NEW YORK — A new city program offering zoning and financial incentives for developers to encourage supermarkets as part of their projects will help create 15 new grocery stores and spark upgrades at another 10 over the next decade, officials said.

The program, called FRESH (Food Retail Expansion to Support Health), is the first in the nation to combine financial and zoning incentives to support food-store development in multiple sites, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who

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