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February 10, 2014 Deal Watch

VHB relos to Wethersfield’s Putnam Park tower

Photo | HBJ File Putnam Park Office Center in Wethersfield.

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc. has exited its satellite Middletown office for larger quarters in Wethersfield's Putnam Park Office Center.

The Watertown, Mass., realty design-planning-environmental services vendor completed its move Feb. 3 of some 60 staffers into 12,915 square feet on the tower's second floor at 100 Great Meadow Road, overlooking the Connecticut River and the Putnam Bridge (Route 3).

VHB moved from 54 Tuttle Place to be nearer to its private, public and municipal clients, many of whom are in Hartford, spokeswoman Julia Hamilton said in emails.

Meantime, VHB's pavement-materials laboratory stays for time being at Tuttle Place, but moves to Middletown's 14 Industrial Park Place, just off I-91, at a future date, Hamilton said.

In Connecticut for more than 25 years, VHB moved partly because landlord 100 Great Meadow Associates LLC refreshed the 155,645-square-foot edifice, VHB engineer Gordon Daring said.

In 2012, Rhode Island lender Washington Trust refinanced a $10.5 million mortgage for Great Meadow, proceeds funding part of the building's rehabilitation.

Middletown spaces filled

Trevor Davis Commercial Real Estate recently listed a series of office and retail leases that it brokered around the town.

In downtown's Main Street Market, four tenants have signed leases for space at 366-386 Main St.

Jeffrey Ventures LLC leased 3,369 square feet in the former Oliver Campbell's Bar & Grill in the lower level with the entrance on Melilli Plaza. Book Borrower used books leased 2,822 square feet on the mall's lower level. It Burns women's fitness leased 3,231 square feet on the second floor, while physicians Jessica Meyer and Samantha Wright leased 136 square feet of third-floor offices. Main Street Market LLC is landlord.

Also downtown, at 90 Court St., Pamela Roose Specialty Knits leased 2,100 square feet of retail space to sell knitting supplies and stage knitting classes. Signature for Women leased 900 square feet in the same building for a women's clothing store. Marino Professional Building Inc. is landlord.

In a converted oil brick mill at 282 Main St. Extension known as Sanseer Mill Office Park, three tenants have taken space. New England GeoSystems leased 2,285 square feet. Columbus House signed for 1,353 square feet on the first floor. New England Residential Services leased 4,851 square feet. Trevor Davis represented landlord C&S Investments LLC. 

At 670 Newfield St. (Route 3), Middletown Public Schools leased 1,026 square feet in the retail office building. Landlord is Ottavio & Letizia Monarca. Trevor Davis was sole broker.

Also on Route 3, Catalyst Church Corp. leased 7,344 square feet at 720 Newfield St. Trevor Davis represented the tenant. Colliers International represented landlord AJRJ LLC.

At the Middletown Business Park, Connecticut Carbide & Tool Service Inc. leased 2,190 square feet in a park building at 432 Smith St.; Apex Lighting Solutions signed for 8,155 square feet at 446 Smith St.; and Embedded Systems took 362 square feet at 460 Smith St.

Landlord is BostonMiddletown LLC.

KO Sports’ Haddam space

KO Sports & Collectibles leased 975 square feet at the Tylerville Village Shopping Center at 1610 Saybrook Road (Routes 154 and 82) in Haddam.

Trevor Davis Commercial Real Estate was sole broker, representing landlord HCPD LLC.

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Greg Seay is the Hartford Business Journal News Editor.


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