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Hamden Ends 2013 With Many New Businesses Opening and Projects Approved


  Hamden Ends 2013 With Many New Businesses Opening and Projects Approved


In a tumultuous economy and real estate market, Hamden has experienced a net positive in new businesses in 2013 and new projects approved for 2014 and beyond.


In 2013, over 25 new business opened or grew and nearly 40 over the last 12 months throughout hamden. There was growth in Health Care (i.e. Amity Physical Therapy, Family Dental, Express Care and Urgent Care), Manufacturing related (Taylor Freezer and the Burt Processing expansion), Restaurants (Eli's Expansion, Cast Iron Soul, Chipotle) and other small businesses (i.e. JW Moving, DC Luxe, Minuteman Press, Monkeys Joes). Additionally several well known iconic businesses grew into new or expanded space, such as Lee Partyka Chevy and Mazda, AAA and Quinnipiac Bank and Trust.


Hamden continues to have very low vacancy rates even in a difficult economy.New space has been created to provide more opportunities for small businesses in 2014 and beyond. Several Projects are approved or are under construction.


NU Development at the (former) Centerville Lumber Property: Will included a five story mixed-use building, a three story hotel and a rehabilitation 13,000 SF. Original Centerville Lumber Building


Mixed Use Building Next to Mount Carmel Post Office: This will be a 14,000 SF mixed-sue building.


Hamden Business Incubator: Owned and developed By the Hamden Economic Development Corporation,  this 40,000 S.F. building will be developed in to a small business facility for up to 20 new businesses.


Hamden also experienced the loss of a key business in 2013. The Stop and Shop at Putnam Avenue was a big loss for the community. Additionally several other small businesses could not survive the economy. However the net outcome for the town was positive for the year. "We feel bad for the people who depended on Stop and Shop for employment and goods. While we recognize that some business loss is inevitable, we will continue to move forward and grow the local economy. We have good partners to call on tools to use such as business incentives and will keep marketing them in the region and through the State of CT," stated Dale Kroop Director of the Town's Economic and Community Development Department.


For further information about the Town's Business Incentive Program contact Dale Kroop at 203-287-7030, dkroop@hamden.com or visit us on the web at www.hamden-ct.com.

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