West Hartford's Bishops Corner Whole Foods For Sale

Anyone want to buy a grocery store in West Hartford’s Bishops Corner? On Friday the Courant reported that, as part of a federal antitrust settlement, the Whole Foods store in Bishops Corner must be sold within the next six months. Whole Foods will also be selling 12 other stores currently operating around the country. The outcome is the result of a complaint initially filed by the FTC in June 2007 which tried to block Whole

Bishops Corner Redevelopment Update

There have been rumors that portions of Bishops Corner will be redeveloped in the future, ala Blue Back Square. Tonight the Bishops Corner Neighborhood Group held an informational meeting to talk about potential redevelopment of another parcel in the area, 2558 Albany Avenue, seen below. Gregg Nanni, the General Manager of owner/developer Prospect Enterprises, gave a presentation about the proposed plan. As a little background, Prospect Enterprises also owns the adjacent property that houses Staples,

Open House Happenings in West Hartford

The past two Sundays I have hosted open houses at two different homes in West Hartford. One was in Bishops Corner, the other was in the Elizabeth Park area. They were both fairly busy with 15 and 19 groups of people, respectively. The amount of pedestrian traffic was somewhat surprising given the fact that they occurred on both ends of the February school vacation week. The listing prices were in the ranges of $290,000-$330,000, right

Blue Back Part II? Redeveloping Bishops Corner

Just what is going on in the West Hartford neighborhood of Bishops Corner? First, Barnes and Noble closed and opened a new chapter at Blue Back Square. Then, Petco (Supplies & Fish) ran away. Finally, the Macaroni Grill said ciao after their lease wasn’t renewed. You don’t need to have a PhD in development to surmise that someone has plans for the area. Why else would you turn away a productive, paying tenant when you