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Developer Has Hopes For Former Showcase Cinemas Sites

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So this is they guy who lured UI away from New Haven, I guess that makes him kind of a bad guy, but he's really a good guy for redeveloping these run down sites into something useful.

Hartford Courant

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Connecticut Property Line

Developer Has Hopes For Former Showcase Cinemas Sites

By KENNETH R. GOSSELIN

December 9, 2008

Despite a deepening recession, a Fairfield County developer has signed a $45 million deal to acquire four abandoned Showcase Cinemas movie theater sites

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As much as I hate to say it, the East Hartford location would make a better mid rise office building than anything else.

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As much as I hate to say it, the East Hartford location would make a better mid rise office building than anything else.

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do not hold your breath on Rentschler.

The Cinema site works because it is EXTRMELY visable on the 12 lane section of I-84. a mid sized office building there would do very well with a big ol sign on it for the main tenant.

the airfield site is, well, the kind of thing that needs to have someone driving behind it. ING would have been ideal, but Windsor beat everyone with that one.

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WFSB.com

Former Theaters To Become Dept. Stores

Local Business Owners Hope Change Will Bring New Business

POSTED: 7:31 pm EST December 9, 2008

UPDATED: 8:15 pm EST December 9, 2008

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- In an economy where many are scaling back, a local developer has purchased four empty movie theaters for development.

The former Showcase Cinemas sites are in East Hartford, East Windsor, Milford and Orange.

The developer said the sites are prime properties, given their proximities to highways.

Businesses in East Hartford are struggling. Stylist Debbie Philbrick said she had to relocate her Mayberry Barber Beauty Salon so she could afford to pay rent. She said the Showcase Cinemas theater used to bring outsiders to area businesses, but since it closed, that has changed.

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I wonder what it could be.

In Milford, not far to the east on Route 1 is a new Target in the CT Post Mall and just to the east of that is a new Wal-Mart in the Milford Commons plaza.

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