Sales

 

 Spice of Life

 MIDDLEBURY — JRS Holdings, LLC has purchased six acres on North Benson Road to construct a 17,000-square-foot plant for packaging herb and spice blends. The sale price was $270,000. The seller was Stacey Drubner. David Theroux, managing partner of Drubner Commercial, was the sole broker. The buyer owns the Pilot Seasoning Co. in Waterbury.

 

 Surgery Clinic Planned

 ORANGE — South Orange Center Road Holding Co., LLC has purchased a 1.56-acre parcel, Lot 1A, South Orange Center Road for 370,000. Tom Cavaliere of Weichert Realtors represented the seller, Oakwood Associates. Rich Guralnick and Carl Russell of Pearce Commercial represented the buyer who, according to Russell, plans to build a two-story, 5,000-square-foot plastic surgery clinic on the lot.

 

 Retail Center Sold

 WATERBURY — Jaswant Mand and Sangita Patel have bought a 2,500-square-foot retail center at 15-21 Woodtick Road for $275,000. The seller was Sharon Sousa. David Theroux of Drubner Commercial Real Estate was the sole broker.

 

M0bury Warehouse Sale

 MIDDLEBURY — Southford Road Associates has purchased a 175,000 square foot retail/commercial warehouse on four acres at 1100 Southford Road for $1,350,000. The seller was Sun Design LTD. David Theroux of Drubner Commercial Real Estate was the sole broker.

 

Bassett Building Sold

 SHELTON — An affiliate of Cambridge Hanover Inc. has purchased an 81,500-square-foot office, production and warehouse facility on 10 acres at 100 Trap Falls Road Extension for $3.32 million. Sean Cahill of CBRE’s Fairfield/Westchester office represented the buyer. Bruce Wettenstein of Vidal/Wettenstein, represented the seller, W.E. Basset Co.

 

A Little for a Lot

 STRATFORD — VDM Companies, LLC has purchased a half-acre lot at 1350 Barnum Avenue for $1.05 million. The sale included a ground lease for an HSBC bank that never was built. Bob Horvath and Todd Tremblay, vice presidents of investments at Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, represented both the buyer and seller, 1370 Barnum, LLC. Horvath said the buyer would continue to collect rent for the three years remaining on the ten-year lease ($210,000 annually) before developing the property.

 

Leases

 

Social Worker to Rt. 1

 BRANFORD — Tracy Mitchell has leased 400 square feet at 2415 Boston Post Road. Bill Clark of the Geenty Group,  Realtors represented the landlord, Mariner Properties, LLC. Linda Heinig of Century 21 All Points Realty represented Mitchell, a clinical social worker.

 

Woodmont Road Lease

 MILFORD —  Jared James of Connecticut Posts, LLC has leased 800 square feet at 282 Woodmont Road. Bill Clark of the Geenty Group, Realtors was the sole broker. The landlord is D’Amato Investments, LLC. 

 

Buckley Program at Home

 NEW HAVEN — The William F. Buckley Jr. Program at Yale has leased 7,500 square feet at the landmark William F. Taft Mansion at 111 Whitney Avenue. Stephen Press of Press/Cuozzo was sole broker in the transaction. The landlord is One Eleven Whitney, LLC. Named for the late National Review founder and editor (and the author of God and Man at Yale), the program aims to promote intellectual diversity at Yale with conferences, a speaker series, summer internships and other activities.

 

 Whitney Ave. Lease

 HAMDEN — Alina Alfiris has signed a five-year lease for 1,170 square feet at 2440 Whitney Avenue. Joel Nesson of Press/Cuozzo Realtors represented the tenant and the landlord, WTE 2428 Whitney LLC. 

 

At the Center of It All

 HAMDEN — Turtle & Hughes Integrated Supply has leased 5,500 square feet on the fifth floor of Hamden Center II, 2321 Whitney Avenue. Steven Press of Press/Cuozzo Realtors represented the tenant and the landlord, Hamden Realty Associates.

 

 Core Competency

 NEW HAVEN — Sarah Aldrich Pilates has signed a three-year lease for 5,000 square feet at 50 Elm Street. Frank D'Ostilio and Bill Ludwig of Real Living Wareck D'Ostilio represented the tenant and the landlord, Ahern Family Partnership.

 

 New Ninth Square Gallery

 NEW HAVEN — Giampietro Gallery has leased a 1,000-square-foot first-floor storefront at 91 Orange Street. Frank D'Ostilio of Real Living Wareck D'Ostilio was sole broker in the deal. The landlord is Ninth Square Limited.

 

 The Bird Is the Word

 NEW HAVEN — Inspired Turkey has leased 1,300 square feet at 86 Crown Street. Frank D'Ostilio of Real Living Wareck D'Ostilio represented the tenant and the landlord Ninth Square Limited.

 

 Driving a Hard Bargain

 WALLINGFORD — All-Star Driver, LLC has leased 1,500 square feet at 950 Yale Avenue. Garett Palmer of Goodellow Ashmore represented the tenant. Joel Nesson of Press/Cuozzo represented 950 Yale Avenue, LLC, the owner of the 66,000-square-foot retail and office center.

 

 Accounting Firm Pens Deal

 NEW HAVEN — Gebric & Gebric has signed a five-year lease for 1,200 square feet at 321 Whitney Avenue. Sal Albraccio of Weichert Realtors represented the accounting firm. Stephen Press of Press/Cuozzo represented the owner, 321 Whitney LLC. 

 

In the Pink(berry)

 NEW HAVEN — Think Pink New Haven, LLC has signed a ten-year lease for 2,300 square feet at 1064 Chapel Street, where Pinkberry plans to open a “handcrafted yogurt bar.” Tommy Febbraio of Coldwell Banker Commercial represented the tenant. John Wareck of Real Living Wareck D’Ostilio represented the landlord, Chapel Investment, LLC. Savitt Jewelers previously occupied the space.

 

 Shelton Lab Space

 SHELTON — TestAmerica has inked a five-year lease for 3,250 square feet of office and lab space at 12 Progress Drive. Stephanie Coleman of Cresa Fairfield County and Brett Merz of Cresa Orange County (Calif.) represented the tenant. Bruce Wettenstein of Vidal Wettenstein represented the owner, the Francini Organization.