Winstanley Enterprises Welcomes At Home to Burr Corners
Manchester, CT Patrons of the Burr Corners Plaza helped to celebrate the grand opening of new anchor tenant At Home’s first retail store in the state. Luring the Texas-based home goods retailer into their new 98,000 s/f space also underscores the plaza ownership group’s commitment and steady progress towards enhancing the overall shopping experience at the reinvigorated plaza.
In Summer of 2015, Winstanley Enterprises, LLC and Surrey Equities, LLC acquired the 302,066 s/f plaza for $22 million. The ownership group began investing money to make major improvements to the exterior and interior sections of the plaza, with a commitment to attract new tenants to complement existing retailers at the shopping center. Some of the enhancements that were made to improve the customers shopping experience include roof structure repair and new roofing, new under canopy material and LED lighting, parking lot improvements including new asphalt, curbing, seal coating and striping, improved pylon and building signage, new and enhanced landscaping. New LED site lighting will be installed within the next few months.
“To have a national retailer choose Burr Corners as the destination for their first store in the state of Connecticut speaks volumes regarding the visibility of this parcel, the strong mix of local, regional and national tenants, and also the unwavering support of the community,” said Adam Winstanley, a principal of Winstanley Enterprises. “We purchased this property with a commitment to revitalize it and to lure in new tenants that our patrons would be excited about. It has been exciting to see this vison become reality.”
At Home joins other retailers at Burr Corners Plaza including Planet Fitness, Pilgrim Furniture, Halal Meat, Priya, Eagle Cleaners, Jenny Craig, Dover Saddlery, Kobe Grill, David’s Bridal, Chuck E Cheese, Tile America, The Pool Factory, Diva Threading, Joe’s Shoe Service, Studio 3D Nails, Snip It’s, CNG, Great Expectations, H&R Block, Donnelly’s, UPS, Subway, US Coast Guard, Golden Dragon, Dunkin’Donuts, Bridgestone/Firestone, and McDonalds.
“When we acquired this property we knew that it had strong existing tenants, but that with improvements made could perform at a higher level.” said Edward Silvera, president and principal of Surrey Equities. “We now have a strong mix of dynamic and well respected tenants, and anticipate that trend to continue to develop.”
Burr Corners Plaza originally opened in 1989 and boasts 302,066 square feet of open-concept retail space located at the corner of Buckland Street and Tolland Turnpike. The property offers tenants strong visibility from I-84.
In addition to Burr Corners Plaza, Winstanley Enterprises recently purchased the 2 million square foot J.C Penny warehouse facility in Manchester, CT.