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  1. well dont forget its hartford every big project (look at front street) gets downsized. that being said i really hope the plans work out. nice renderings and good for the neiighborhood!
  2. good. i hope the project benefits everyone and not just the politicians.
  3. http://the40yearplan.com/2014/06/if-you-build-it-they-wont-come/ i guess some people aren't happy. i do agree with his point that the stadium wouldn't really help the people in the north end of the city.
  4. hopefully they release more renderings. i guess this topic can be pinned now.
  5. Most of the fanbase of the rock cats live in the suburb. convincing them to go into the city and pay for parking will not be easy. Everytime i have gone the stadium is full so attendance is not the reason for moving. if the move is going to happen, i am curious how the stadium is going to look and if the will incorporate the ct river/city wisely into the design.
  6. http://dennishouse.tv/2013/12/20/living-at-adriaens-landing/ there are some new renderings of housing in phase 2.
  7. http://courantblogs.com/ct-real-estate/a-first-look-at-hartfords-infinity-music-hall/
  8. I agree but the final four will not come to hartford. recently the final four has been hosted in indoor football venues because it could hold more people. It could of happened if the state built the domed stadium at the convention center site after the patriots debacle. I would like the ncaa tournament in hartford again because it would be a way for hartford to redeem itself when it screwed up hosting part of the tournament in the mid 90's.
  9. i am kind of disappointed that there are no shops or other retail. downtown hartford has plenty of good restaraunts already.
  10. By BRIAN DOWLING, [email protected] Hartford Courant 2:53 p.m. EDT, July 29, 2013 HARTFORD — The city's new restaurant and entertainment cluster, Front Street, added a new name Monday: Ted. Ted Turner and his Montana Grill, that is. HB Nitkin Group, the firm busy filling Front Street with restaurants, confirmed that Ted's Montana Grill will take up about 4,700 square feet of the development, a name held close by developers after news of a casual mid-priced restaurant broke late June.The news is the latest in a string of bookings for the urban business: Infinity Hall and Bistro, UConn's downtown Hartford campus, Front Street Bistro, Capital Grille. "Leasing and moving forward on residential, and the announcement of UConn moving, we will have really created — and are in the process of creating — a dynamic urban environment," Helen Nitkin, co-founder and chairman of the Greenwich-based HB Nitkin Group, said in an interview Monday. Ted's Montana Grill doubles the number of "grills" on Front Street, raising some questions about whether there's room in this town, at least this part of the town, for restaurants so similar. Nitkin says the similarities don't concern her because they are focused on "different markets." "One's more of a middle market, and Capital Grill" —announced by developers in November — "is … considered one of the more premium steakhouse's in the country," she said. Ted's, she said, is more of "a casual type of restaurant." Ted's Montana Grill, which also has a South Windsor location, should be open in six to nine months, Nitkin said. The booking puts the development's occupancy at 72 percent. Another restaurant, which Nitkin declined to name, has also signed onto the development, she said. That addition would push the occupancy rate to 76 percent.
  11. By KENNETH R. GOSSELIN, [email protected] The Hartford Courant 7:00 a.m. EDT, June 26, 2013 A casual, mid-priced family restaurant may soon join the growing roster of tenants at Hartford's Front Street entertainment district, which includes a live music venue and an upscale steakhouse under construction Developer HB Nitkin Group is close to a deal with the restaurant, which would lease space on the same side of the development as a movie theater, now open for six months, Nitkin's director of development Peter Christian said Tuesday. Christian declined to name the restaurant, but if a lease is finalized, the venue would occupy about 4,500 square feet. The lease would reduce the space left to lease to about 20,000 square feet, down from the original 60,000 square feet. "In the last six months, interest has picked up because of the construction activity," Christian said. "Front Street is finally — after a long period of time — at the tipping point." The entertainment district is the first phase of the heavily taxpayer-subsidized Front Street, which will be followed by an apartment building in the second phase, and redevelopment of the former Hartford Times building in a third phase. Front Street is part of the larger Adriaen's Landing development, which includes the Connecticut Convention Center and the Marriott Hartford Downtown hotel. On Monday, news that the University of Connecticut will likely redevelop the 1920's Hartford Times edifice for relocating its campus in West Hartford to downtown provided another boost for Front Street. "If this ends up being the site chosen for UConn, it will be great for the area and a boon for the project," Christian said. Christian said Nitkin thinks other restaurants would be viable options for Front Street as well as an ice cream or frozen yogurt shop and coffee shop. Few would have imagined this much hubbub at Front Street just a few years ago. After years of delays and a change in scope and developer, Front Street began construction in 2008. They finished the shell of the buildings in 2010. Then, the buildings stood vacant for two years. Front Street's opening originally was intended to be timed to the opening of the convention center in 2005. Tens of millions of dollars in public subsidies have boosted the project — much of it going toward two parking garages. More recently, Infinity Hall received a $1.3 million state grant to help pay for construction. Last year's opening of Spotlight Theatres is expected to be followed by Capital Grille in September and Infinity Music Hall & Bistro in the spring. Infinity had initially targeted an opening for earlier in 2014, but a spokeswoman said Tuesday there were delays in securing permits. As a result, construction did not begin in earnest until May, even though a ceremonial groundbreaking was held in March, the spokeswoman said. Christian said construction on the 121-unit apartment building with a floor of ground level retail space is expected to begin in late October or early November and take about 20 months to complete.
  12. http://courantblogs.com/ct-real-estate/construction-on-front-street-apartments-to-begin-by-early-summer/ it is about time
  13. http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20121112/PRINTEDITION/311099983/1002 the civic center is up for bids. i am tired of hearing the idea of renovations. it has served its purpose and its time to build a new arena.
  14. http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Movie-Theater-Construction-Begins-at-Front-Street-158642415.html good to see construction
  15. i don't really know how they will add more luxury boxes, if they do then they would have lower capacity. capacity for hockey is only 15,000. any lower capacity then 16,000 the nhl is not going to put an nhl team in that arena. the drawings look cool but i still think a new arena is needed. the building is 40 years old and a renovation would be just a bandaid.
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