HERE’S THE SCOOP…
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE INVESTORS WANTED
Similar to what is happening on the residential side, commercial real estate firms are seeing a huge boom in the commercial real estate market. Jason Kushner and Rocco Gondek of Kushner Development are currently searching for high net worth investors looking to add commercial real estate to their own portfolios. Properties they typically acquire include solid retail and industrial sites. They own the Just Be Plaza and the Putnam Bridge Plaza (both on the East Hartford/Glastonbury line). They have a few Middletown buildings as well and more recently, they added Bruegger's Bagels on Main Street to their property line up. Although their focus is Massachusetts and Connecticut, they are rapidly expanding their reach to properties farther south from North Carolina to Florida. The commercial scene down South is booming and they want you to be a part of it. For more info about their properties or how you can invest, click HERE.
COE BANCROFT MOVES STATE FARM OFFICE
Coe Bancroft recently renovated and moved his State Farm office into brand new space on New London Turnpike in the same plaza as Spicy Green Bean. Coe has such an easy way about him and his passion for helping people shines when he talks about his work. As the 4th generation in his family working in the insurance industry, Coe vividly recalls watching his own dad navigate people through the worst of times. Coe continues that same level of service, responding to his customers personally no matter the time of day when they are faced with a true life crisis. He offers personal and commercial insurance along with financial services. FUN FACT: During the winter months, Coe is a member of the Mad River Glen ski patrol in Vermont. He lives in Glastonbury with his wife and three kids and is happy to help anyone in town or the surrounding area. For a FREE quote, find him HERE.
NEW RESTAURANT BUZZ
We are hearing from a few different peeps that Black Bamboo Chinese Restaurant (out of West Hartford) is going into the old State Farm space near Foxy Pizza. There is currently a request for a change of use from office to restaurant going through Town Plan & Zoning. Black Bamboo has a loyal following west of the river and incredible Google Reviews. We will keep you posted, but in the meantime, check out their menu HERE.
EVENT VENUE TO ADD WATERFRONT FACILITY
Saint Clements Castle is building a brand new facility on their property in Portland. River's Edge at Saint Clements Castle and Marina will be located literally at the edge of the Connecticut River. Their target OPENING is February of 2022. We are obsessed! Can we get married again? Nah...probably not! Check out a rendering of their new space below!
DO GOOD SCOOP
TEEN TEACHES YOUNG GIRLS TO PLAY CHESS
Inspired after watching The Queen's Gambit, Sam Tishler asked for a chess set for Hanukkah and taught herself to play. When she received a grant from the Norton Fellowship Program through her high school, Loomis Chaffee, Sam decided to teach young girls the game of chess in hopes of instilling confidence in them. She held multiple workshops where she taught them how to play. At the start of each workshop, she would ask the girls "What do you like about yourself?". At the end, she held her own little chess tournament at Berkins Blend with trophies and all! Talk about DO GOOD INSPIRATION...kuddos to you Sam for being a special part of these girls' lives.
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