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We’ve Moved To 7 Old Sherman Turnpike

Come visit us at 7 Old Sherman Turnpike

Suite 207

Danbury CT 06810

Russell Prisco

Russ

Prior to joining Goodfellow, Mr Prisco worked as a claims field appraiser for several years. When opportunites were presented in this field the need for change became inevitable so he formed his own company in 2001. The United Adjusters America Group an insurance adjuster appraisal company. In 2003 he expanded nationally and utilized independent appraisers under the guidance of the company. The United Adjusters America Group became one of the largest privately owned I.A. companies in the country. Mr. Prisco sold The United Adjusters America Group in 2014.

Russ resides in New Fairfield.

Russ can be reached at rprisco@goodfellows.com

 

Historic Ridgefield nursery on the market

 628x471RIDGEFIELD — An historic nursery in southern Ridgefield that’s for sale for only the second time in a century is already attracting a variety of interest.

“It’s really a very unique property,” said Bob Cascella, a realtor with Goodfellow Real Estate who is representing the owners. “There isn’t anything else like this in Ridgefield.”

The nursery was first opened in 1903 by William Pinchbeck, who grew carnations that were shipped to markets in New York City. The family, which operated the business for three generations, later went on to grow the Pinchbeck rose, which was sought after during the heyday of the roaring ’20s.

“My grandfather used to use the southern exposure of the property to grow cut flowers,” said John Pinchbeck, a town resident and the last family member to have operated the business. “People loved our roses, and they were fresh. Today, roses are flown in from all over the place. There aren’t any local growers anymore.”

The property still includes many of the buildings first constructed by the family during the early 20th century, including a 15,000-square-foot greenhouse that was built around 1926, Pinchbeck said.

“During World War I, we would have to sleep in the boiler room and cut wood and restock the boiler whenever it was low,” Pinchbeck said.

628x471 2Cascella said the owners are looking to either sell the property–which sits on six acres and includes an irrigation system fed by a pond and a pump house–or lease it to another operator.

Pinchbeck sold the land in 1996. The nursery closed in 2013 after the current owners decided to focus on landscaping.

Cascella said he’s already received several inquiries from people who would like to operate the nursery as well as potential buyers who are considering a variety of uses for the site. The property, which is listed for $2 million, also includes a two bedroom home.

Cascella said that while the land could be subdivided for two homes, other more likely uses include recreational activities, such as a tennis club, soccer facility or a horse farm.

“Since the winter season broke we’ve been getting a flurry of activity surrounding the property,” he said.

Gina Coloni, a town resident who passes by the former nursery on a daily basis, said she used to love shopping there.

“They always had some really unique things and the staff was always so friendly and helpful,” she said. “It was something special.”

Pinchbeck said he would love to see the property remain a nursery, though he recognizes that kind of business isn’t for everyone.

“It’s very difficult today because there is so much competition out there,” he said. “And the prices of oil and taxes makes it even more difficult. When I decided to retire, nobody in the family wanted to take it over.”

dperrefort@newstimes.com; 203-731-3358; www.twitter.com/DirkPerrefort

GOODFELLOW | Real Estate Announces Lease to American Kitchen at 132 Danbury Rd in New Milford, CT.

Danbury, CT – (March 10, 2015) – Todd E. Payne, SIOR President of GOODFELLOW Real Estate announced today that they have leased a 4200 square foot restaurant space to American Kitchen at 132 Danbury Rd., New Milford.  The tenant is Michael Hayek of Mhayek LLC and landlord is Nemco Limited Partnership. Goodfellow Real Estate’s Garett Palmer represented both parties in the transaction.132 Danbury 4

The property, part of a plaza that includes Royal Buffet and Arbys, will house the American Kitchen, a steakhouse and bar specializing in freshly grown and raised American cuisine. The plaza is situated at a lighted intersection of Danbury Rd. that also includes The Staples Plaza and Burger King.

Mr. Hayek, who Palmer also represented in his acquisition of Danbury’s Square One Bar & Grill on Mill Plain Rd., has considerable experience in the restaurant industry and is excited to bring something new to New Milford.132 Danbury 5

Said Hayek, “For this location we decided to branch out a little from the concept of Mill Plain Rd. We figured a more family friendly restaurant would better serve the market in New Milford and the surrounding area.”

GOODFELLOW Real Estate

Established in 1934, GOODFELLOW is the largest and oldest commercial real estate brokerage firm in Western Connecticut. As a real estate services provider to institutions, corporations and small businesses, GOODFELLOW offers commercial brokerage, asset and property management, construction, development, as well as investment services.

SIOR – Society of Office and Industrial Realtors

SIOR – The SOCIETY OF INDUSTRIAL AND OFFICE REALTORS® is the leading professional commercial and industrial real estate association. With more than 3,000 members in more than 630 cities in 34 countries. SIOR represents today’s most knowledgeable, experienced and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists.

For additional information on Goodfellow Real Estate please contact Todd E. Payne, SIOR President at tep@goodfellows.com or Justin Papp, PR/Marketing at goodfellowpr@gmail.com.

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GOODFELLOW | Real Estate Announces the Sale of 91 Park Lane, New Milford to Lee Capital Advisors, LLC.

Danbury, CT – (December 30, 2014) – Todd E. Payne, SIOR President of GOODFELLOW Real Estate announced today that 91 Park Lane was sold for $625,000 by Joyce Anglace to John Lee, of Lee Capital Advisors, LLC. Garett Palmer and Todd Payne of Goodfellow were on both the procuring and selling side of the sale.

The 2.73 acre property offers over 360 feet of frontage and sits at a major intersection of Route 202 and Route 109. The stretch of road is the main commuter corridor for Northern New Milford and Washington to the Danbury area, and has a traffic count of 16,100 cars per day.

91 Park Lane On the site – formerly home to Valley Dodge – Mr. Lee plans to redevelop a “Green” facility that would include, among other features, an LEED Gold/Platinum rated design, 50-80% savings on HVAC & electric usage over conventional retail construction and PV solar/solar thermal space heating.

GOODFELLOW Real Estate

Established in 1934, GOODFELLOW is the largest and oldest commercial real estate brokerage firm in Western Connecticut. As a real estate services provider to institutions, corporations and small businesses, GOODFELLOW offers commercial brokerage, asset and property management, construction, development, as well as investment services.

SIOR – Society of Office and Industrial Realtors

SIOR – The SOCIETY OF INDUSTRIAL AND OFFICE REALTORS® is the leading professional commercial and industrial real estate association. With more than 3,000 members in more than 630 cities in 34 countries. SIOR represents today’s most knowledgeable, experienced and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists.

For additional information on Goodfellow Real Estate please contact Todd E. Payne, SIOR President at tep@goodfellows.com or Justin Papp, PR/Marketing at goodfellowpr@gmail.com.

BRIDGEWATER CHOCOLATES OPENS NEW OUTLET

Sweets’ success leads to expansion

By Dirk Perrefort

BROOKFIELD — Bridgewater Chocolates has made it a little easier for area residents to get their fix this holiday season.

The locally based maker of fine chocolates opened a new retail location on Friday along Federal Road across the street from Costco.

Eric Landergren, the founder and owner of the chocolate company, said the move to open another retail location was in part to gain more attention for the company while increasing production at the existing factory store farther north on Federal Road in Brookfield.

“We were going to lose some of our retail space as a result of increasing our production,” he said.

The company, which has experienced annual growth in excess of 10 percent in recent years, is in the process of doubling its production capacity, Landergren said. The company makes up to 1,000 pounds of chocolate per day.

“We’ve experienced tremendous growth,” he said. “We’re looking to open up about five more locations.”

The new retail location in Brookfield, he said, also provides the company with more visibility from customers who regularly shop at Stew Leonard’s and Costco.

“We have a lot of clients who live in the Westchester and Ridgefield areas,” he said. “But usually they drive up to Costco before turning around. Even though this is only a mile-and-a-half south from our other location, it will give us lots more visibility.”

The hope, he said, is that mail-order clients will see the new store and become retail customers.

Landergren started the company in 1999. Its success, he believes, is based on the company’s formula of combining European and American styles of chocolate. While Europeans like a pure chocolate and smaller sizes, Americans are used to big, crunchy and chewy chocolates. By combining a more pure chocolate with larger and more American-style offerings, customers get the best of both worlds, Landergren said.

“In Europe, we love to tell Americans what they should like and how they should do things,” he said. “When in reality, we should be asking Americans what it is that they like and trying to make it the best we can.”

Apparently, the formula has worked. Susan Murphy, president of the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce, said Bridgewater is one of the most popular shops in town.

“It think it’s great that they’ve decided to stay in Brookfield,” she said. “Having both locations is ideal for them. We are really proud to have them here.”

Landergren said they wanted to open the store in time for the holiday season.

“That’s when we do almost 60 percent of our sales,” he said. dperrefort@newstimes.com; 203-731-3358; www.twitter.com/DirkPerrefort

Newtown Shopping Plaza Fills With Tenants

HiglandBob Cascella of Danbury-based Goodfellow Commercial Real Estate recently executed leases for four new tenants in more than 8,000 square feet of space at Highland Plaza, 123 South Main St., Newtown. He cited “a lot of activity from a variety of end users” in the commercial real estate marketplace.

The leases include Yoga Dimensions’ 1,250 square feet, Soho Pizza’s 2,500 square feet, Core Fitness Health Club’s 2,970 square feet and Medi Spa’s 1,850 square feet.

Cascella provided tenant representation. Goodfellow is the exclusive broker for Highland Plaza.

Bob“I am pleased with the amount of leasing activity we have had this year at Highland Plaza,” Cascella said. “Signing four leases within six months in one shopping center has made the owners quite happy and the local economic development office is very excited. The new tenants are all in a growth mode either taking larger space than they previously occupied or in the case of Soho Pizza, this will be a second location.

“In addition to these four new tenants, we have had a lot of activity from a variety of end users,” he said. “Hopefully this is a sign that the local economy and commercial real estate are stabilizing.”

Contact : Bob Cascella, 203-456-6062

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Goodfellow Commercial Real Estate Announces New Team Member

BobDanbury, CT – Goodfellow Commercial Real Estate (www.Goodfellows.com) announced today that industry veteran Bob Cascella has returned to the commercial real estate team to further develop and market their growing portfolio of commercial properties. Bob began his career in 1998 and has served in a number of leadership roles within the commercial brokerage community.

 Bob’s role as Commercial Sales Advisor will expand Goodfellows ongoing success as a regional leader in providing superior services to their clients.  “I am excited to be back with the Goodfellow team, our company platform is second to none in the marketplace. I am fortunate to be part of such a respected company that prides itself on top quality service.”

Todd Payne, President of Goodfellow Real Estate stated “I was thrilled that Bob decided to return to the company. His wealth of experience and network has already made a positive impact on the company. I am confident that Bob will play a key role in providing and implementing high quality results for our clients.”

About Goodfellow Real Estate:

Northern Fairfield County has served as home to Goodfellow | Real Estate for over seven decades. This strategic location just one hour from Manhattan, and two and a half hours to Boston, has allowed us to provide services to major corporations and financial institutions, mid- to small-size companies, as well as individuals.

Goodfellow | Real Estate is a full service real estate firm specializing in:

  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Office
  • Retail
  • Investment
  • Real estate consulting
  • Business brokerage
  • Development


Contact: Todd Payne, President

203.456.3223

MAPLEWOOD HEALTHCARE, LLC HOLDS A GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR A NEW MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDING

  Maplewood Medical Perspective

May 21, 2014, Newtown, CT – Maplewood Healthcare, LLC broke ground on its new two-story, 26,000 square feet medical office building on Wednesday, May 21, 2014.  The 3.26 acre site is located at 164 Mount Pleasant Road in Newtown, Connecticut. Claris Construction has been selected as the architect and general contractor for the project.

It is anticipated that due to the trend of hospitals moving many of their non-core businesses off-site and closer to the communities they serve, that this location would be very suitable for a variety of medical and healthcare related uses due to convenience, quality/design and parking.

maplewood ground breaking1DaVita Inc., a national provider of dialysis treatments, will become the lead tenant in this project, taking approximately 38% of the buildings ground floor.

This area of Newtown along Route 6 (Mount Pleasant Road) has seen a lot of development in recent years with more in the planning stages. Toll Brothers is completing its 170 unit age-restricted housing development, adjacent to 100 unit senior living community known as Maplewood at Newtown. Liberty at Newtown, a 55 and older residential development comprised of 96 unit residences located to the west of the project. The historic town center of Newtown is two miles to the west.

maplewood ground breakingLess than a mile away in Bethel, Big Y is the anchor in a large retail development. Additionally, an 84 unit all dementia, purposeful built assisted living and memory care community known as Maplewood
at Stony Hill is being developed in Bethel with a scheduled opening for November 2014.