Growing Vegetables on a Grocery Store

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In 1995, Eli Zabar, renegade scion of the famous West Side Zabar family, whose markets have been serving New Yorkers for 75 years, began building greenhouses atop his two- and three-story brick buildings on the Upper East Side.  These greenhouses, covering nearly a half-acre in area, are producing greens, tomatoes, berries, and even figs that are sold in his market downstairs.

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