September 18, 2017

Ohio's Makino Inc. expanding in New Britain

Photos | Contributed
Photos | Contributed
255 Myrtle St., New Britain.
2764 Whitney Ave., Hamden.
Spark Virtual Reality, 425 Talcottville Road, Vernon.
Gregory Seay

Ohio manufacturer Makino Inc. is expanding its Connecticut industrial footprint in the wake of its recent purchase of New Britain manufacturer Global EDM, brokers say.

Makino leased about 39,280 square feet at 255 Myrtle St., space that will allow it to nearly double its New Britain employment, according to Rocky Hill broker O,R&L Commercial.

Based in Mason, Ohio, Makino is the exclusive U.S./Canada importer of the Excetek line of electrical discharge machining wire and sinker machines to the aerospace, medical, power-generation and die/mold and general machining sectors. Makino also is exclusive domestic distributor of Ocean EDM Drills. Global also was a leading EDM distributor.

$200K Hamden sale

A two-story, 2,536-square-foot Hamden office building sold recently for $200,000, brokers say.

Jacqueline Biller acquired the free-standing building on a half-acre lot at 2764 Whitney Ave. from sellers Sid and Harriett Miller, according to sole broker Press Cuozzo Realtors. Press Cuozzo also is the property's lease broker.

The property is near Mount Carmel, with access to I-91 and Wilbur Cross Parkway.

Hartford area leaseups

Simsbury commercial broker Litsky Associates recently brokered a series of Hartford area leases. Litsky is sole broker unless otherwise noted.

In Bloomfield, Nature's Grocer leased 4,500 square feet at 777 Park Ave. from landlord Levy Associates. The store is set to open this fall.

At 22 Mountain Ave., Nutmeg Properties leased 1,161 square feet at 22 Mountain Ave. from landlord OSJ of Bloomfield LLC.

In Hartford, Kathy's Urgent Care leased 6,653 square feet at 750 Main St. downtown, in space that previously was a CVS store. 750 Main L.P. is landlord.

In Cheshire, Consignment Originals leased 7,000 square feet at Maplecroft Plaza, 155 Highland Ave. Litsky Associates represented the tenant. New England Retail Properties represented landlord Maplecroft Plaza LLC.

In Vernon, Spark Virtual Reality leased 2,057 square feet; Hair Express signed for 2,178 square feet at the Shops at Eastview, 425 Talcottville Road. Spark was represented by Re/Max Destination. Litsky Associates was sole broker in the Hair Express lease, and represented landlord, the Shops at Eastview LLC.

In Manchester, Tuscan Kitchen LLC, doing business as Trattoria Toscana, has leased 7,000 square feet at 706 Hartford Road. Granato Realty represented the tenant. Litsky Associates represented landlord 697 Hartford Road Associates LLC.

Next door, at 690 Hartford Road, Ashlee Racow, doing business as State Farm Insurance, leased 1,800 square feet. The landlord is 697 Hartford Road Associates LLC.

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