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U.S. Foodservices Seeks Storage Expansion

NORWICH, CT (October 14, 2010)—U.S. Foodservices, Inc. hopes to continue expanding its large food storage and distribution center on Otrobando Avenue with a new dry food storage unit.

The company submitted plans to the city planning commission last week for a proposed 17,652-square-foot dry storage addition on an open gravel surface of the company property at 222 Otrobando Ave. The new building would be added to the existing 158,994-square-foot building.

The Commission on the City Plan will review the site development plan at its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the planning office, 23 Union St. The project does not require a public hearing or wetlands review, city Planner Michael Schaefer said.

Project engineer Tom Cummings of CLA Engineering said the company hopes to start construction as soon as plans are approved.

U.S. Foodservice already is building a 20,000-square-foot freezer and cooler facility, and several years ago expanded its office and employee services facility. At the time, that expansion was the third in five years.

An official at the Norwich facility referred calls to the company public relations office. Officials there could not be reached to comment.

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