WESTBURY, N.Y. — United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1500 here on Friday said it was supporting the development of a shopping center at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, saying it had received assurances that the proposed project would not include Wal-Mart as a tenant.
UFCW Local 1500 is the largest grocery workers union in New York. The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp. has proposed a plan to convert some industrial space at the former shipbuilding site to a shopping center to be known as Admirals Row. ShopRite is said to be a potential tenant, although officials at ShopRite’s Keasbey, N.J.-based cooperative, Wakefern Food Corp., said they had not signed any leases but had interest in the project.
Local 1500 said the project would likely include a 55,000-square-foot supermarket employing 200 union workers.