Waterford — Tractor Supply Co. has plans to open a retail store in Waterford Commons, in the shuttered Babies R Us store.

The Waterford Planning and Zoning Commission on June 24 approved a request from Brixmor, the management group for Waterford Commons, for modification of an existing site plan and a special permit. This is to accommodate a proposed outdoor display area to support the store, according to records on file with the town.

Calling it a win-win, Waterford Planning Director Abby Piersall told The Day on Wednesday, “It’s a great business. I think they have a real strong following of people who have a strong loyalty to that brand.”

She noted that Tractor Supply had been targeting Waterford, and that Brixmor worked hard to get a tenant into the former Babies R Us space.

Piersall was unsure of the timeline for opening, and a Brixmor spokesperson said Brixmor is unable to provide any details about the [...]

MANCHESTER, CT — Relocating to 199 Spencer Street gave a Manchester Subway franchise a chance to show off the “fresh” new-look decor the chain is now featuring. The shop was previously located at 215 Spencer Street. Matt Halprin, senior vice president of New England Retail Properties, announced the new lease agreement Wednesday.

The Subway relocated from a 20-year-old building in Manchester to the new location and is the first “Fresh Forward” location in the area. Franchisees Tara and Milton Jackson are now showing off a new logo on the outside of the restaurant, new flooring, wall coverings, wall art, and lighting on the inside. The Fresh Forward theme also embraces digital technology like digital menu boards and a remote order pick-up area.  Link to Article 



Stafford, CT – Tractor Supply will be opening its 18st store in the state this fall. The store, located at 54 West Stafford Rd., is being developed by Penny Lane LLC a subsidiary of New England Retail Properties, Inc. Mark D’Addabbo and Matthew Darling are spearheading the development, taking the property through the zoning process and construction phases to store completion.  The store consists of 19,097 s/f of retail space along 15,000 s/f of outdoor storage and sales space, totaling 34,097 s/f.

Financing is being handled by Matt Krokov of Peoples Bank, the architect is Glen Oxford of Oxford Architecture, civil engineering is being handled by Jim Cassidy of Hallisey, Pearson and Cassidy Engineering, WR Newman is building the store and Tom Moriarty of Moriarty, Paetzold & Sherwood is legal counsel.

New England Retail Properties would like to extend a special thank you to the Stafford, CT [...]

PZC Approves New Wendy’s Near Southington Movie Theater

Jesse Buchanan, Record-Journal Staff


Southington, CT — In a special meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Planning and Zoning Commission approved a Wendy’s restaurant on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike.

The short meeting was held to avoid delays with the restaurant’s construction, according to commission Chairman Michael DelSanto. At its meeting last week, the commission delayed a decision on the Wendy’s application after one member raised concerns about the building’s placement on the property.

It is planned for the east side of the AMC movie theater entrance at 1799 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike

Vice Chairman Paul Chaplinsky wanted the restaurant built farther back from the road to match surrounding buildings. David Sacco, an engineer with TPA Design Group of New Haven, said the Wendy’s owners didn’t want to push the building back because they wanted it easily visible to drivers on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike.

On Wednesday, DelSanto said [...]

Plaza Azteca to change name, Manchester location

Zachary F. Vasile, Journal Inquirer


The Plaza Azteca Mexican restaurant chain is moving its Manchester location from a standalone building on Slater Street to former Bertucci’s spot on the north side of the Buckland Hills mall.

The Virginia-based restaurant group announced Wednesday that, due to the high cost of lease renewal and the need for renovations at the Slater Road address, management had no choice but to look for other options and found a willing partner in the Shoppes at Buckland Hills, about a half-mile down the Buckland Hills Drive commercial corridor.

Company officials said they’ve agreed to lease a space at 194 Buckland Hills Drive, Suite 1052, the former Bertucci’s location.

Plaza Azteca, which has occupied a corner lot opposite the Manchester Best Buy since 2009, thanked the town for its support over the last 10 years and said it remains committed to serving its “family” of customers [...]

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