HARTFORD вЂ” A long-vacant, decaying vintage diner on Farmington Avenue вЂ” a Hartford landmark when it was the Comet in the 1980s and 1990s вЂ” could make a comeback and supply a b st to revitalization in the cityвЂ™s Asylum Hill neighborh d.
The chrome and metal diner, which escaped demolition 2 yrs ago, is under brand new ownership. The master sees prospective where today there are only moldering b ths and chipped fl r tile and small evidence of its storied past dating to the 1940s.
Wayne Benjamin, the key in Triumph investment capital LLC of Windsor, who owns the diner, stated a restaurant that is new need to produce a draw as being a local location since the Comet did and, for decades before it, the Aetna Diner. But a restaurant that is new could benefit from its location because it is appropriate around the corner from the CTfastrak section, while Aetna Inc.’s head office is really a five minute walk away.
вЂњIf it is possible to provide and create a product that is g d at the end of the time, individuals can come,вЂќ Benjamin said. вЂњsimply l k down the street, and thereвЂ™s Tisane, a restaurant thatвЂ™s flourishing.вЂќ
The redevelopment is daunting, but, and it is anticipated to cost more than $2 million, excluding the anticipated treatment of lead paint, asbestos and contaminated soil. Continue reading