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MANCHESTER — The former Outback Steakhouse on Hale Road in Manchester has sat vacant since the restaurant closed four years ago, with the property owners hoping to sell or lease the land to a new business.

Manchester is not the only town to grapple with Bloomin’ Brands shrinking its presence in Connecticut, with restaurants in Enfield and Danbury closing in recent years.

Matt Halprin, principal of property owner and brokerage company New England Retail Properties, said the 3.5-acre parcel at 170 Hale Road was owned by Melville Corporation, the former parent company of brands like Bob’s Stores, CVS, and Marshalls.

He said the then-empty property was sold to an Outback Steakhouse franchisee in 1994 as the brand continued its New England expansion.

Halprin said the franchisee later sold the business to Outback Steakhouse corporate, leasing the property to the company while it [...]

CONWAY — Nearly two years after receiving conditional approval from the Conway PlanningBoard, developers announced late last week that work has commenced on the Tractor Supply on the North-South Road in North Conway.

The 19,028-square-foot, one-story store will be located just north of the PetSmart store and accessed offthe northernmost roundabout offthe North-South Road.

That roundabout also provides access to to Settlers Green and the yet-to-open Market Basket. Bulldozers and other heavy equipment could be seen and heard out at the construction site this week.

“Our goal is to have the new North Conway Tractor Supply store open by late this year or the first quarter of 2024. But this is New England and you never know with the weather,” said developer Mathew J. Halprin of Conway Development Partners, LLC of [...]

Former gas station in Glastonbury sells for $1M

Zachary Vasile, Hartford Business Journal

A former 7-Eleven gas station and convenience store in Glastonbury has sold for $1 million. In a statement, officials with New England Retail Properties Inc., which represented the seller, Bidwell Associates, said the 0.5 acre property at 3041 Main St. changed hands on Tuesday.
Bidwell Associates had owned the location for 45 years, and New England Retail Properties started leasing the space to 7-Eleven in 2000. The buyer was described as a “local investor.” The property includes several gas pumps and a 1,900-square-foot building.


CONNECTICUT, December, 2021 –  Litchfield Development Partners LLC and Tractor Supply Co. (TSC) celebrate the opening of the new store in Litchfield, Connecticut. The store, located on the Litchfield and Torrington line at 626R Torrington Road (Route  202) in Litchfield, CT has been developed by Litchfield Development Patners LLC a partnership of New England Retail Properties, Inc. of Wethersfield, CT  headed by Matt Halprin  and Mack V Development of West Hartford, CT. headed by Mark D’ Addabbo.

Affiliated  entities and partnerships of New England Retail Properties have  represented,  as brokers and developers, many of the  Tractor Supply Company stores throughout New England and Eastern New York over the past 18  years. The new Litchfield store consists of 19,097 SF of retail space along 20,000 SF of outdoor storage, sales space and a [...]

South Windsor’s new 163,000-square-foot Costco warehouse opened Tuesday morning, with well over 100 people waiting in line outside in near freezing temperatures for the chance to purchase high demand holiday gifts or everyday essential items in bulk.

Karen Charette, a South Windsor resident, said she likes to attend grand openings in town.

“When new stores open, we like to be going on Day 1,” she said, flashing her Costco membership card.

After Costco employees and town officials cut the ribbon, shoppers flooded into the electronics department at the front of the store — the destination for many.

Some stood in line since late last night, hoping to score a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X video game consoles for themselves and family members. The first shopper to enter the store managed to walk out with a PS5 in hand.

The store, located at 1220 Tamarack [...]

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