MANCHESTER: At Home a big box retail chain specializing in home decor products based in Plano, Texas opened its first Connecticut location and is the new achor at Burr Corners Plaza. The 98,000 square feet location demonstrates “progress towards enhancing the overall shopping experience at the reinvigorated plaza.”
In Summer of 2015, Winstanley Enterprises,LLC and Surrey Equities, LLC acquired the 302,066 square foot plaza at Buckland Street and the Tolland Turnpike originally opened in 1989 for $22 million.
The ownership group began investing to make improvements to the exterior and interior sections of the plaza, with what it says is “a commitment to attract new tenants to complement existing retailers at the shopping center.”\
“To have a national retailer choose Burr Corners as the destination for their first store in the state of Connecticut speaks volumes regarding the visibility of this parcel, the strong mix of local, regional and national tenants, and also the unwavering support of the community,” said Adam Winstanley, a principal of Winstanley Enterprises. “We purchased this property with a commitment to revitalize it and to lure in new tenants that our patrons would be excited about. It has been exciting to see this vison become reality.”
At Home joins other retailers at Burr Corners Plaza including Planet Fitness, Pilgrim Furniture, Halal Meat, Priya, Eagle Cleaners, Jenny Craig, Dover Saddlery, Kobe Grill, David’s Bridal, Chuck E Cheese, Tile America, The Pool Factory, Diva Threading, Joe’s Shoe Service, Studio 3D Nails, Snip It’s, CNG, Great Expectations, H&R Block, Donnelly’s, UPS, Subway, US Coast Guard, Golden Dragon, Dunkin’Donuts, Bridgestone/Firestone, and McDonalds.
“When we acquired this property we knew that it had strong existing tenants, but that with improvements made could perform at a higher level.” said Edward Silvera, president and principal of Surrey Equities. “We now have a strong mix of dynamic and well respected tenants, and anticipate that trend to continue to develop.”