w5 belfast luckey climbersNEW HAVEN: Luckey Climbers will be moving into a new facility at 300 East Street after a purchase by 300 East Street LLC owned by the principals of the firm.

300 East Street formerly the home of Space Craft Manufacturing, is a 27,238 square foot property  on 2.3 acres, the purchase price was $1.5 million.

The firm plans to relocate its manufacturing and executive offices from Chapel Street in New Haven to the new property. Alan Fischer of Fischer Commercial Real Estate represented the seller and buyer in the off-market transaction.

Luckey Climbers was founded by Tom Luckey, an artist, sculptor and architect renowned for his one-of-a-kind climbing sculptures. A graduate of the Yale School of Architecture. Luckey Climbers can be found qin museums, and recreational locations around the world.


Sally's Apizza founder Sal Consiglio [1978]

NEW HAVEN: One of New Haven’s most famed pizza restaurants, Sally's Apizza and keystone in New Haven being the Pizza Capital of the world has been purchased after 80 years owned by the Consiglio family.

In what might be described as typical Sally’s customer service, the buyer’s name was not released.

Upon the death of Flo Consiglio, the wife of Sally’s founder Salvatore “Sally” Consiglio, the family decided to put the business up for sale.

After a long an bitter lawsuit over an offer for sale of the restaurant, a Connecticut Appellate Court allowed last March that the Consiglio family did not execute an agreement to sell t a group run by local bidder, Carmine Capasso.

The amount reported was that Capasso $3,133,000 offered and submitted a check, but the family did not sign the agreement and returned the check.

It was also reported that the even more famous Pepe’s Pizza and long term rival had also made a $3 million plus bid as well.

Capasso’s original buying group ironically included the family’s current attorney Hugh Keefe but the group broke up in part over the decision to sue the family to force the sale.

While the new owners have not been revealed yet, the Keefe said, the Consiglio family will continue to manage the restaurant.

Screen shot 2017 12 12 at 3.27.54 PMWINDSOR: It won’t be going for $450 million but the an oil on board painting by Wayne Thiebaud (Am., b. 1920) titled Lollipop Tree, is likely to draw big bucks for a Connecticut auction that will yield as much as $3 million. The auction will take place on January 1st 2018.

Among the other items a “lovely art glass vase by Ercole Barovier (It., 1888-1974), and according to Nadeau’s auctioneers “one of the finest collections of Victorian furniture ever offered at their annual January 1 auction.

“This promises to be the most important sale we’ve held to date, one that will be even bigger and more special than previous New Year’s Day auctions,” said Ed Nadeau of Nadeau’s Auction Gallery. “In the past we strived hard to reach and surpass the $1 million mark, and more than once we actually hit $1.4 million. This one, though, has the merchandise to reach $2-3 million.”

Over 700 quality lots will come under the gavel, online and in Nadeau’s gallery located at 25 Meadow Road in Windsor. For those unable to attend in person, online bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Bidsquare.com and Invaluable.com. Telephone and absentee (or left) bids will also be accepted. Previews will be held daily, from Dec. 27th-30th, or by appointment.