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April 4, 2016 Deal Watch

All Mail Direct’s N. Britain facility on the block at $2.55M

PHOTO | Google 55 John Downey Drive.
PHOTO | Contributed 920 South Colony Road, Wallingford.

All Mail Direct's leased 64,000-square-foot manufacturing warehouse in New Britain is for sale at $2.55 million, brokers say.

The building opened in 1966 on 3.4 acres at 55 John Downey Drive. Peterson LLC is landlord.

Among its footprint is 3,000 square feet of office space with central air conditioning, according to listing broker Reno Properties Group.

The building also features multiple high-loading docks and drive-ins with overhead doors, according to Reno's online property flyer.

Best Market Plaza tenants

A pair of retail tenants have taken space in Newington's Best Market Plaza, brokers say.

Kenny Garrett, owner of Garrett's Barber Shop, signed for 1,080 square feet in the shopping center at 123-175 Lowrey Place. The shop is set to open in May, according to listing broker Reno Properties Group LLC.

Farmers Insurance franchisee Manjula Ijer leased 1,125 square feet for her office that will open this month to market auto-, home- and life-insurance policies.

Finally, existing tenant Damato Chiropractic Clinic added 1,400 square feet to its lease, expanding to 7,500 square feet, Reno Properties said.

Lowrey Place Realty LLC owns the 70,000-square-foot plaza, whose other tenants include Best Market grocery and the U.S. Postal Service.

Wallingford spaces taken

Tenants have signed leases on a pair of Wallingford commercial spaces.

Nutmeg State Nutrition LLC leased 3,962 square feet of retail/warehouse space at 920 South Colony Road for an outlet store and fulfillment center for its Internet orders. The five-year lease with landlord DeMartino Colony Realty LLC is valued at $123,000, according to sole lease broker The Proto Group of North Haven.

Also in town, landlord The PHS Group leased the former Old Dublin Bar/Restaurant, 171 Quinnipiac St., to operator Hector Samuel, who will run it as Tap + Wine. The five-year lease has a value of $120,000, said tenant broker The Proto Group.

Broker Keller Williams in West Hartford represented The PHS Group.

Cheshire office leases

St. Mary's Hospital and IAT Reinsurance Co. Ltd. have leased space at 1154 Highland Ave. in Cheshire.

St. Mary's signed for 9,190 square feet and IAT took 4,985 square feet in the building. RPG Highland LLC is landlord.

Reno Properties Group LLC was sole broker in both leases.

Vernon industrial vacancy

A 34,646-square-foot industrial facility on 5.13 acres in Vernon is available for lease, brokers say.

The property is at 60 Industrial Park Road. Included in the space is 7,686 square feet of offices; 1,200-amp power service; one dock; and three drive-in doors.

Sentry Commercial is listing broker.

Burr Corners leases

Beauty Systems Group LLC has signed a 10-year lease for a 2,575-square-foot hair-care supply store in Manchester's The Plaza at Burr Corners.

When it opens, the CosmoProf store will occupy space at 1145 Tolland Turnpike, according to the tenant's broker The Proto Group. Litsky Associates represented landlord The Plaza at Burr Corners LLC/Winstanley Enterprises, which reportedly paid $22 million for the plaza last June.

In the same plaza, Dover Saddlery Inc., of Wellesley, Mass., earlier this month opened its first Connecticut retail store in 7,500 square feet at 1153 Tolland Turnpike.

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Gregory Seay is the Hartford Business Journal News Editor.

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