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Oldest Bar in New Haven on the Market

The oldest bar in New Haven in its original location is the former Richter’s Café at 990 Chapel Street.  This historic and distinguished space has been a pub since 1858, enduring Prohibition as a speakeasy.  The bar is noteworthy for its magnificent oak woodwork and paneling which would be economically prohibitive to replicate in a space of this type today.

The bar was originally part of the New Haven House Hotel which was designed by Henry Austin, the architect of New Haven’s City Hall.  The original hotel was torn down to make room for the Taft Hotel in 1912.  The taproom survived and had its 8 foot walls raised by 4 feet.  It operated as the Taft Tap Room and was a favorite of Yale students until its first closing in 1970.  A Yale graduate, H. Richter Elser revived the establishment in 1983 as Richter’s and it operated under that name until June 2011 when it closed.  After a failed attempt to re-open the historic pub, the space was placed on the market by its owner Taft Management.  Dow Realty has been chosen to represent the landlord in a search for a tenant that will return the pub to the New Haven social scene.


NAPA of Branford Finds a Better Home

The NAPA Auto Parts store in Branford, currently located off of Main Street near the Town Green is moving to a more convenient location for its customers at 172 Cedar Street at the I95 Exit 54 interchange. NAPA Auto Parts was looking for a location that would provide a larger showroom and a more efficient operation. In addition to satisfying those requirements, the long term lease of 6,000 SF of space at this location gives NAPA better store visibility, easier highway access and more convenient customer parking – a great recipe for revenue growth. NAPA Auto Parts provides retail and professional customers with access to the most extensive inventory of auto parts in the industry and is a well recognized consumer brand. Dow Realty represented the building owner in the transaction

Massey and Munger Announce New “Green” Office Building in Branford

Massey Properties and Munger Construction have announced the construction of a new office building at 3 Sycamore Way – on the corner of Rte. 1 in Branford. It will be a 3 story, modern, energy efficient design – the first of its kind on the Center Shoreline of Connecticut.

The building is targeted at professional firm tennants looking for right blend of brand image, location advantage, convenience and economy. The main features of the building are:
• 6,400 SF Professional Class A Office Building
• Contemporary, clean design
• Interior design to suit tenants
• Units can be sized from 1,600 – 2,400 SF
• 3rd floor terrace
• Energy Star rated “green” building design
• Convenient location – easy access to I95 (Exit 56)
• Close proximity to New Haven & Yale
• Visible location – 350’ frontage on US Route 1
• City water and city sewer (Shoreline communities to east must use septic)

Dow Realty is representing the building for lease.

Greenleaf Biofuels to Build New Plant at New Haven Terminal

Dow Realty represented Greenleaf Biodiesel, LLC in its lease of land and building at New Haven Terminal. The lease opened the door to the groundbreaking for a new 8,500 SF plant that will produce biodiesel fuel from reclaimed and used vegetable oil from restaurants and food manufacturers.

The New Haven Terminal location is an ideal fit for Greenleaf due to its access to rail, a deep water port, tank farm storage and fuel truck loading capability. The company plans to ultimately produce 10 million gallons per year of multi-feedstock biodiesel fuel in what would be the largest production facility of its kind in New England. Production is planned to start in 2012 and initially provide 20 new full time jobs in New Haven. Additional jobs will be added within the next 3-5 years.

Biodiesel is a blend of the vegetable oil product and diesel fuel which is a substitute for No. 2 heating oil. Greenleaf’s mission is to meet the growing regional demand for biodiesel in home heating and transportation fuels, to provide energy security and to promote environmental responsibility.

New Branford Office Building Fully Leased

780 East Main Street - Branford, CT

Representing Massey Properties, Dow Realty has fully leased a new 6,000 SF office building on Route 1 in Branford. The building is ideally located for two growing technology companies – CVM, Inc. and IGA Worldwide.

CVM is an IT Services company that has been twice recognized as one of the Deloitte CT Fast 50 fastest growing companies. CVM provides on-site and off-site IT products, services and support. In addition, CVM offers server co-location and hosted services.

IGA Worldwide enables consumer advertisers to reach the PC and console computer gaming market via impactful contextual ad placement that is not intrusive. This is a fast growing advertising medium that is measurably effective.

Massey Properties, in partnership with Munger Construction, will soon be adding once again to Branford’s new professional office space market with a recently announced 6,400 sf 3 story “green” professional office building – click for details. Dow Realty is representing that property for lease.

3 Sycamore Way Office Building - Branford, CT

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