Groundbreaking Ceremony, Demolition Start in Noroton Heights Business District

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With Stop and Shop supermarket on Heights Road scheduled to close on Thursday, Dec. 19,  and one building already down at the future “The Commons at Noroton Heights” development. Just down the street, Noroton Heights Shopping Center has already held a groundbreaking ceremony and the business district starts to change. Some shelves in Stop and Shop were already looking bare over the weekend. Palmer’s Market, on the other hand, is neither closing nor being rebuilt, although some shoppers have been asking about that, said Greg Palmer, president of Noroton Heights Shopping Center.

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When Darien’s Three Huge Business Development Projects are Expected To Break Ground

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Three large commercial developments are expected to begin with the knocking down of buildings as early as this summer, for one project; fall or winter, for another, and “late in 2019” for a third, according to Darien Planning & Zoning Director Jeremy Ginsberg. Ginsberg, who spoke Monday to the Representative Town Meeting, said each of the three projects may be built over the course of years, and it’s possible that some businesses could still be operating out of some buildings in a particular project while other buildings in it are demolished or replaced. “You’re not likely to see a lot of movement on these fronts between now and, say July or August,” Ginsberg told the RTM. “Starting in the fall or in the winter, you’re going to see a lot of buildings coming down, and in the interim, some commercial tenants starting to move.” The Corbin-Post Road development downtown has the vaguest timeline: Ginsberg would only say that it’s expected to start “no earlier than later in 2019.”