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.

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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 [...]

Matt Halprin, President and Chief Operating Officer of New England Retail Properties, Inc. is pleased to announce the sale of The Shoppes at Old Saybrook located at 901 Boston Post Rd. (Route 1) in Old Saybrook, CT for $6,750,000.

Halprin was the only Broker and represented both the seller and the buyer in the transaction. The seller of the 94,175 square foot regional shopping center on 8.5 acres is Basser Kaufman Saybrook LLC and the buyer is OSJL of Old Saybrook LLC. The Shoppes at Old Saybrook features regional and national tenants including Ocean State Job Lot, Town Fair Tire, Dollar Tree, O’Reilly Auto Parts and Midas Muffler.

 

About Basser Kaufman
For over 50 years, Basser-Kaufman has developed, leased and managed retail properties of exceptional quality and distinction. Encompassing more than [...]

New England Retail Properties, Inc. has promoted Matt Halprin to president and chief operating officer, effective immediately. The promotion follows the departure of outgoing co-founder and president, Mark D’Addabbo, who stepped down effective April 1st. Halprin will retain 100% ownership of the company he co-founded in 1987.

Over the past 34 years Halprin has leased millions of s/f of retail space and sold an excess of $250 million of investment properties in all major markets throughout New England and New York. Halprin has also helped to establish New England Retail Properties as an industry leader specializing in retail shopping center leasing, investment sales and tenant representation.

Halprin is a 32 year member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and has served on various ICSC committees throughout his career. As a member [...]

SOUTH WINDSOR — Construction of a Costco Wholesale store started Monday at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor. Town Manager Michael Maniscalco said owners of the membership-based retail store are looking to open on Thanksgiving.

Sen. Saud Anwar, D-South Windsor, touted the jobs brought to town during construction and in the new, approximately 163,000-square-foot store. “Costco is already widely known for its policies of strong salaries for workers, with its starting pay at many stores at $16, well above the minimum wage,” Anwar said.

The planning and zoning commission approved the application, including a gasoline station, in November. Alan Lamson, an architect representing Costco, said electrical vehicle charging stations were considered, but owners decided not to install the wiring because customers would not be parked on site long enough to [...]

Illustration of the planned Costco Wholesale store at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor.SOUTH WINDSOR — Construction of a Costco Wholesale store started Monday at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor.

Town Manager Michael Maniscalco said owners of the membership-based retail store are looking to open on Thanksgiving.

Sen. Saud Anwar, D-South Windsor, touted the jobs brought to town during construction and in the new, approximately 163,000-square-foot store.
“Costco is already widely known for its policies of strong salaries for workers, with its starting pay at many stores at $16, well above the minimum wage,” Anwar said.

The planning and zoning commission approved the application, including a gasoline station, in November. Alan Lamson, an architect representing Costco, said electrical vehicle charging stations were considered, but owners decided not to install the wiring because [...]

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