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Updated Opening Schedule for Storrs Center Businesses

Which businesses will open in Storrs Center in the next few weeks? In October? November? Read on.

With , the Mansfield Downtown Partnership announced Tuesday plans to open several more before year's end.

"Storrs Center will be buzzing," read a news release. "In total, there will be almost 30,000 square feet of new retail space in the community," according to the Partnership.

Check out the updated time frames below to see when the next businesses are scheduled to open:

Now Open:

  • Subway - 1 Dog Ln.
  • Body Language - 9 Dog Ln.
  • - 9 Dog Ln.
  • - 9 Dog Ln.
  • - 9 Dog Ln.
  • - 11 Dog Ln.
  • Storrs Center Parking Garage

Coming in September:

  • - 9 Dog Ln.
  • - 1 Dog Ln.
  • - 1 Dog Ln.
  • Husky Pizza - 9 Dog Ln.
  • - 9 Dog Ln.

Coming in October & November:

  • 7-Eleven - 1 Dog Ln.
  • - 1 Dog Ln.
  • - 1 Dog Ln.
  • - 1 Dog Ln.
  • - 9 Dog Ln.

Coming in 2013:

  • UConn Co-op Bookstore - 1
  • - 1

Coming in 2014:

Phase 1C

"When complete, Storrs Center will include approximately 700-800 residential units and 175,000 square feet of retail and other commercial space," according to a news release.

Approximately 260 residents currently reside in the first 127 residential units in , according to management.

An additional 195 apartment homes are slated for the next phase of Storrs Center, which is set to open in 2013.

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Brian Fletcher September 05, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Way to go, UConn... 195 now looks like Downtown Willi. |-P
Anne Pappalardo September 05, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Ugly ugly ugly. Campus and Mansfield's 195 have looked like WWIII war zone for months. Storrs Commons...too tall, too close to the road, and a Price Rite...ugh.
Anne Pappalardo September 05, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Price chopper...sorry.
CeltinWood September 05, 2012 at 05:46 PM
This is the "thriving" retail environment they have been trying to seel the residents and tax payers? Numerous eateries, and relocated, previoulsy operating handful of local businessess (barber shop, auto repair, etc...)?. This is what years of planning and several hundred, miilion will buy a community now? This is yet another boondoggle.....similar to the Mansfield Community Ctr, Bioscience CT, Malloy's Busway, Mansfield Town Council's desire to demolish/rebuild all new elementary schools, etc...... Spending run wild. There simply isn't enough market demand in the Mansfield area for new retail...... This is why it hasn't existed previously. Has no one figured this out?
CeltinWood September 05, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Yes, it is very out of place for the location. It looks as if someone relocated a wayward slice of someone else's inner city to the rural landscape. Agreed......
CeltinWood September 05, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Sort of.....just without the crime and heroin (for now)........
Caroline September 06, 2012 at 12:02 PM
everyone needs to relax
Lynn September 06, 2012 at 01:07 PM
The campus looks better than ever and I think Storrs Center is beautiful. If you want to attract the best students from across the country, you need to put money into the campus and the surrounding community. Students, faculty, parents and visitors will be happy to spend their money here. As a UConn grad with a son currently enrolled, I'm thrilled to see the changes.
Adam September 06, 2012 at 01:39 PM
People are extremely short-sighted. The only financial force of Storrs itself is the UConn student body, without them there is virtually no monetary value in the town whatsoever. This build is geared towards the school, and to turn it into a college town whether or not that is how it is portrayed. Look at similar models in places like Penn State in State College, same idea, not a very popular place May-August but during the college school year it is a city in and of itself. As alumni of UConn, the one and only flaw I see with the concept is the fact that the pricing for the apartments are absurd. Why would a college student pay that much to live in apartments when they can either live on campus or in surrounding apartment complexes all within 10 minutes for hundreds less. If the point is in fact to attract business from college students to the new stores, living in those apartments means you're much more likely to shop there, but the price point is far too excessive.
Carol Thornhill September 07, 2012 at 01:52 PM
I agree with the concept and ideals of the new development, however, Mansfield is a rural town with Storrs being a section of Mansfield. The buildings are obserdly close to the road where traffic has been an issue for years for both vehicles and pedestrians. I believe this entire project was built in the wrong location. There are other locations in Mansfield that would have been better suited where it would not have such a large impact on traffic, pedestrians, curb appeal and overall asthetics. The buildings are so out of place and daunting looking in the current location. Where is the large open green space that was proposed going now? If the towns intent was to bring more money to the area, why was this location chosen? The main entrance to Mansfield is through Mansfield Four Corners which had failing vacant businesses and lots of vacant land to be built on that seems to me would have been a much better location.

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