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Get your handheld blasters ready – laser tag is returning to town.

LaserMaxx which is moving into 3005 Berlin Turnpike – the former site of LaserQuest – which shuttered up in August 2020.

LaserMaxx, a Dutch company, has 360 worldwide locations. Newington will be the sixth location in North America and the fourth in the United States. The other three are in San Carlos and San Jose, California as well as one Spokane, Washington. There are also Canadian locations in the provinces of Ontario and Ottawa.

Any LaserMaxx opening is an exciting time for us,” said Phillip Aldis is the CEO of LaserMaxx North America.

“I worked with LaserQuest for 20 years and it was devastating for us to all lose our jobs and see a great company disappear so suddenly,” he said. [...]

Pittsfield, MA Matt Halprin of New England Retail Properties, Inc. represented Philips International in leasing the former Big Lots space located at Allendale Shopping Center to Goodwill Retail Store & Donation Center. Goodwill moved from their previous location on Dalton Ave. next to Jo-Ann Fabrics.

The new retail space consists of 9,500 s/f which is much larger than Goodwill’s previous location of only 2,000 s/f. There is also an additional 9,500 s/f for processing donations, and 4,000 s/f of space in the basement. This gives the retail store and donation center a total of 23,000 s/f.

Goodwill held their grand re-opening event Saturday, July 23rd which included a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a remote prodcast from Live 95.9 (WBEC-FM), a food truck from Smokey Divas barbecue, a step dance performance by Youth Alive, and prize give aways for attending shoppers.


Steve Becker, Broker at New England Retail Properties, Inc., is proud to announce the opening of Artisan Vapor Company’s 4th store in Connecticut in River Centre at 77 Berlin Road in Cromwell, Connecticut. Artisan Vapor joins Goodwill, Randy’s Wooster Street Pizza, Cost Cutters, Vivi’s Nail Salon and more.

The Artisan Vapor Company is a retail store based e-cigarette company with a global presence stretching across three continents. Their global presence includes the United Kingdom and Pakistan and each of their upscale and inviting Artisan Vapor locations feature more than 60 proprietary flavors, handmade in their state of the art lab using only the finest US ingredients. Each store features a comfortable bar style environment that allows customers to try as many of their flavors as they desire. Their other 3 stores in Connecticut are located in Newington, West Hartford and New Haven.

Steve Becker, Broker for New England Retail Properties, Inc., is proud to announce the leasing of Ichiban Express’ first Connecticut store at 1450 East Street in New Britain, Connecticut. The location is adjacent to the Central Connecticut State University campus, home to more than 12,000 undergraduates. Ichiban has commenced construction and plan to open later this year. They will occupy 2,100 square feet of inline space in the Dollar General Plaza with Dollar General, Pizza Hut and Hot Harry’s Fresh Burritos.

Ichiban Express brings you best quality Japanese food in a friendly environment. Whether you’re looking for a quick meal break or sushi delivery to your doorstep, freshness is always guaranteed.

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