NEW BRITAIN - Visit downtown New Britain and you'll see a change. The city of 73,000, consigned to the New England rust belt after most of its factories closed and two highways split the city, is making a comeback.
Business leaders cite the CTfastrak rapid bus system, transit-oriented developments and pedestrian-friendly streets as signs of a nascent, but visible rebirth. They also credit Avner Krohn, a 35-year-old developer from Long Island.
Though Krohn's company, Jasko Development, owns multiple properties in Connecticut and New Jersey, his five buildings in New Britain cover over 100,000 square feet worth more than $10 million.
NEW BRITAIN - A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the official opening of the Raphael Building Apartments Thursday on West Main Street.
“It’s a momentous day for all of us,” said President of Jasko Development Avner Krohn.
New York City landlord Avner Krohn has purchased the former Battison's Dry Cleaners site in Vernon for $547,500 to house another area AFC Urgent Care facility.
It has been open for a few months, but on July 21 the official ribbon cutting took place for Grand Pizza at 136 Main St.
NEW BRITAIN — While many young boys enjoyed playing sports, Avner Krohn loved going to see construction sites with his family.
NEW BRITAIN — The city has been awarded a 2014 Connecticut Main Street Award of Excellence for Public Space by the Connecticut Main Street Center. Public Works Director Mark Moriarty called it “a very prestigious award.”
HARTFORD — New Britain Downtown District Director Gerry Amodio is excited about the Connecticut Main Street Center program. “The future of downtown depends on whether people are willing to move back to the inner city and live here,” says Amodio, who applied for the award. “This state initiative is a bold step.”
(Hartford, CT - February 20, 2014) - Two new communities are set to receive customized technical assistance to help turn under-utilized downtown buildings into housing above commercial space, says the Connecticut Main Street Center (CMSC).
...Krohn, a leading downtown developer, said with the completion of these projects the city can look forward to transit-oriented development in residential, retail and commercial spaces...
NEW BRITAIN—In its heyday, the Rao building downtown bustled with shoppers—first buying groceries in the early 1900s and, later, women's apparel in the 1950s...
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