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  1. I couldn't agree more about downtown being the ideal location for a Greater Hartford Casino in order to maximize potential ancillary development and activity. The more I think about the East Hartford location, the more I think it's not a terrible idea though. I fully support the efforts to get Rentschler Field and Silver Lane developed and think this certainly would help with those efforts. I think it would certainly compliment the stadium and that business would be pretty brisk on event dates.
  2. This is a project that can really help the area around the Capitol start to build towards its true potential. There are a bunch of residential streets over there with good bones, some have had varying degrees of recent reinvestment already.
  3. http://www.ctnow.com/business/hc-haar-downtown-north-candlewood-hotel-20150424,0,3714929.column So, let's go ahead and bring this back. Looks like it's now slated to be a Candlewood Suites.
  4. Seems like good news to me. sucks we lost Windham though. Are they really that economically tied to Worchester? I certainly wouldn't have thought so.
  5. I'm all for a casino in Downtown Hartford. I think that is by far the best location for it in the Hartford region and that something at a comparable scale to what is being done in Springfield is what we really need to be looking at here. I think a good location would be the parking lots on Allyn St.. That would put it near the XL, the traditional club district, and Union station.
  6. Hartford is gearing up for a pretty busy weekend next weekend 3/14 - 15. The AAC Tournament kicks off on Thursday 3/12 with the semi-final round on Saturday which also coincides with the annual Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade. There is also a cheerleading event at the convention center Saturday and Sunday. Should be a really active and fun weekend to get out and about downtown, as long as the weather isn't totally crazy. I'm really anxious to see how the city does hosting the tourney. With a new arena in the works it could be a good harbinger of things to come for the city. I defintely want to get down there for the parade and then go see UConn play in the semi-finals of the tournament with dinner afterwards. Hopefully the wife and I can make it happen, and hopefully UConn cooperates by winning their early round game(s). The city has already drawn up traffic and parking plans so hopefully these will keep frustration as low as possible. http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/20150302/NEWS01/150309988
  7. I think it will end up being the River Hogs if these are in fact the choices to select from. Yard Goats would be pretty damn hilarious though.
  8. http://www.wfsb.com/video?clipId=11183513&autostart=true CRDA Head Mike Freimuth on Face the State yesterday. Sounds like the $250m rebuild is practically a done deal. Sweet! Let's hope the legislature gives the governor what he wants here after relatively modest debate.
  9. Looks like the most likely option is the $250M rebuilding of the arena. It certainly seems as if that makes the most sense if it will get it NHL/NBA ready and get all of the operating systems replaced. Pretty exciting to think that this is finally actually going to happen. We'll be ready if the NHL ever does become a real possibility.
  10. VoR, do you have any idea which parcel includes 220 High St. It must be either B,C, or D. Based on the design in that area, it seems like it wouldn't be to difficult to incorporate the historic building in the redevelopment. I think its important that Hartford try to save its historic structures, even if they are fairly nondescript.
  11. I agree. Thanks, Jcrc, if you still ever lurk on this board. Owning a small business is extremely demanding and I certainly understand. It is sad to see you go. I was just in there last Thursday for a latte, which was great!
  12. Thanks for the update, Suzanne. It would really be fantastic to get this project completed. We have our fingers crossed!
  13. http://www.chartweb.com/wp-content/uploads/NEW-Hartford-retail-ICSC.pdf New leasing brochure for Front Street including all of the retail space that will be available at the Lofts and UConn. It's exciting to see phase 1 pretty much all leased up and to imagine what the Lofts and UConn are going to add to the development. I imagine that a large UConn Co-op Bookstore will be featured prominently on the campus.
  14. I don't think housing can go above the 1st phase retail. It would be nice if it could, but I don't think it was built in such a way that it would be feasible at this point. I've accepted that.
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