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VISION FOR VACANCIES: 2101 Dixwell Ave.

Prime vacant Dixwell Avenue property is up for sale -- what would you like to see go there?

The Hamden Chrysler auto dealership closed several years ago, but the property at 2101 Dixwell Avenue has yet to be reused.

The building was demolished and the property readied for a new use, but it has sat vacant since.

The 1.5-acre piece is listed for sale for $1.35 million. The taxes on the property are more than $20,000 a year. If a building were built and leased, the owner could expect to take in $150,000 a year, according to the listing.

From the listing: "1.48 acre retail parcel located on the busiest section of Dixwell Avenue, known as the "Miracle Mile." Site is next to CVS and Bed, Bath & Beyond, and is across the street from Chili's, Hamden Plaza and Hamden High School. Great retail opportunity on one of the few sites available on this stretch."

What would you like to see go in the space? 

Thomas Alegi April 16, 2012 at 10:43 AM
Arby's restaurant would be nice.
Kim Wright April 16, 2012 at 10:48 AM
Add another dunkin donuts, yes there are many but they are all very busy. A drive thru, would be perfect in that area. It would definitely be busy right across from the high school.
KMO April 16, 2012 at 12:00 PM
how about something upscale for a change?
Ann Criscuolo Pari April 16, 2012 at 01:14 PM
how about a Carter's outlet?
Donna Wilson April 16, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Don't see my comment? Sorry if this ends up being a double post. How about a Lenny and Joe's Fish Tale type?
Marty April 16, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Would love to see Hometown Buffet come back to Hamden. A free-standing building on a site like this would do much better than when it was a storefront in the Plaza.
Beth April 17, 2012 at 05:03 AM
Oh no, not another Dunkin Donuts! Anything but! There's too many Dunkin Donuts as it is. A fish restaurant would be nice. Glenwood is good but it's pretty expensive.
A Hamden resident April 17, 2012 at 12:58 PM
We have too many Buffet places already. We don't need another Dunkin Donuts. Carter's has opened in North Haven. Hamden also has enough fast food places. If you want Arby's go to Cheshire. We need more upscale stores. Trader Joe's would be a perfect fit for us in that location. Whole Foods would be another great store. Any nice restaurant chain would be great. We need a step up from Chili's and TGIFridays.
Beth April 17, 2012 at 07:19 PM
Actually there's enough food places period. I'd love to see a Vera Bradley store, or an upscale gift store. Someone once mentioned a movie theater, that would be really good but this isn't big enough. Enough with food. Restaurants are everywhere and it seems the world revolves around food.
Marie April 18, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Trader Joe's would be wonderful! ...or a DSW, though one just opened in North Haven.
Kathleen Ramunni (Editor) April 18, 2012 at 04:36 AM
I've never been to Trader Joe's, but it seems to be pretty popular...I'm going to have to check them out. Lots of people seem to want them to come to Hamden.
Joanne Goudreau July 08, 2012 at 07:23 PM
I ditto "a Hamden Resident" and "Marie". We have enough of those other suggested places. Why not a Whole Foods or a Trader Joe's. We don't have anything like that around here and neither does North Haven. Any one of those sites that are large enough would be wonderful!!

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