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August 18, 2023

Noble Energy pays $1.2M for East Hartford site, plans upscale fueling plaza

HBJ PHOTO | STEVE LASCHEVER Michael Frisbie and Abdul Tammo, co-owners of Noble Gas Inc., stand in front of a new service center in Sturbridge, Mass., which will combine unique amenities, including a high-end deli, quality coffee and ice cream shops, latest-generation electric vehicle chargers and more.

Hartford-based Noble Energy recently paid $1.2 million for an East Hartford industrial property it plans to transform into an upscale fueling plaza, complete with a convenience store, fast food restaurant, ice cream shop, electric vehicle chargers and car wash.

Earlier this month, East Hartford’s Planning and Zoning Commission signed off on Noble’s plans for a nearly 4-acre industrial property at the corner of Governor and Prospect streets.

The property currently hosts a 14,155-square-foot cinder block and concrete manufacturing building completed in 1955, and a 5,000-square-foot cinder block and concrete storage building dating to 1963. It sits on one edge of a commercial and industrial area just off Interstate 84, on a corner that begins transitioning into a residential area.

Until the sale logged Aug. 8, the property was owned by Jakiram LLC, which shares a Plantsville address with storage systems and materials handling equipment vendor A&A Surplus.

East Hartford’s Planning and Zoning Commission signed off on Noble’s development plan, contingent on Noble being able to work through designs with the town’s engineering department and the state Department of Transportation.

Noble’s initial plans called for an 8,437-square-foot building, hosting a convenience store, fast food restaurant, ice cream shop, storage, bathrooms and common space. The location would include eight pumping stations and a 3,506-square-foot car wash.

Noble principals Abdul Tammo and Michael Frisbie are fast expanding their brand of high-end service stations, with their newest plazas incorporating rapid electric vehicle charging stations under canopies resembling a traditional pump island, along with other amenities. They’ve struck a deal with upscale sub shop Nardelli’s – which began as a well-loved Waterbury fixture– to franchise locations in new Noble sites. 

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