Will it stay or will it go? House of Spices is the largest manufacturer and distributor of Indian food in the United States and the second-largest landowner in the "Iron Triangle" of Willets Point, Queens. Although the business has agreed to sell its four-acre plot to the city's Economic Development Corp., recent accounts in The New York Observer and Crain's New York Business suggest that House of Spices will remain where it is, at least while development (read: auto-repair-shop relocation) proceeds on the acreage closer to the new Mets stadium.
When House of Spices does sell its land to a developer — at a higher price than it could now, you'd think, based on improvements to the neighboring real estate — one possible new location would be in Hunts Point, in the Bronx, which House of Spices called home about two decades ago.
House of Spices
127-40 Willets Point Blvd., Willets Point, Queens