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Jericho company to open food, fuel plaza at Kennedy Airport

Aerial view of International Arrivals Terminal 4 at

Aerial view of International Arrivals Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport on March 30, 2012. Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

A Jericho company plans a grand opening April 3 of the JFK Airport Travel Plaza, a retail center at the airport in Jamaica.

The 18,000 square foot plaza is on 5.75 acres on the west side of the JFK Expressway at the corner of 147th Street and 150th Avenue, in the airport's cargo area. Tenants include Wendy's, 7-Eleven, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Max's Pizza and a dry cleaning drop-off and pickup booth.

Another tenant, already in operation, is a Sunoco gas station offering light repairs, E85 gasoline-ethanol fuel, diesel fuel, compressed natural gas, a Tesla electric car recharging station and a car wash.

The center is expected to employ about 60 people.

A spokesman for the project said the remaining businesses will begin operations after the grand opening.

The center’s developers, Airport Plazas, a 30-year-old subsidiary of GAZ Realty, Inc., also of Jericho, said the plaza is the first of its kind at any airport in the country offering so many alternative fueling options.

Airport Plazas LLC has a similar facility at Newark Liberty Airport and a number of others in various stages of development nationwide, including Fort Myers, Fla., and  Indianapolis.

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