What’s next for former Benny’s sites?

16 Jan 2018

Three former Benny's sites in southeastern Connecticut stand vacant. Three different owners are working to fix that.

The Groton site is one of the two not sold to Carpionato Group. Benny's leased the building from Chris Regan, whose family has owned the Groton Shopping Plaza since 1952.

Regan said there has been "strong interest" in the 17,200-square-foot building, and that he's been in discussions with five tenants. He noted that future use could be retail but that "the possibilities are endless."

Depending on the needs of the future tenant, Regan thinks the building would either stay the same size or be expanded, not subdivided.

Redevelopment of the Benny's site is part of a larger vision Regan has for the Groton Shopping Plaza. Regan is waiting on Town Council approval of downtown Groton as a TIF District, in which tax increment financing will apply.

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