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Heidelberg Bread may expand to Frankfort pumpkin patch site

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - After more than a decade of waiting, there may finally be a tenant secured for the pumpkin patch site in Frankfort.

Heidelberg Bread, which is now located in Herkimer, is offering $45,000 for five acres of land and the Herkimer County Industrial Development Agency is confident they'll be able to accommodate Heidelberg's growth.

Mark Feane, the executive director of the IDA, says the move will help a local company expand and trigger development at the site, which is located off Route 5S. Heidelberg wants to build a 43,000-square-foot manufacturing operation. There is no timetable on when ground will be broken, but both sides are said to be eager to move forward.

The Frankfort Planning Board still needs to approve the deal.

The business park is about 150 acres in size. During the past 10 years, there have been many potential tenants announced for the site, including the possibilities of a highway department garage, Remington Arms, Herkimer County Jail, a job training center and other projects.

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