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Clinton In Business

Walls are rising at the site of the future Big Y grocery at Indian River Landing in Clinton. Photo by Eric O’Connell/Harbor News

Big Y Ready to Move in Clinton, Hoping for 2021 Opening

Published March 02, 2021 11:18 a.m.

Construction on Big Y, the first tenant in the redeveloped old Morgan School site, is set to start soon with developers projecting an opening date in late 2021.

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Clinton Forum Links Local Manufacturers with Local Students

Published Feb. 17, 2021 09:28 a.m.

To raise the awareness about the availability of manufacturing jobs in the area, the PTA, Clinton Public Schools, the Clinton Manufacturers Coalition (CMC), and the Clinton Economic Development Commission (EDC) will host a free online forum at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

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Town of Clinton Seeking New Operator for Harbor Food Stand

Published Feb. 09, 2021 01:27 p.m.

Changes will once again be coming to the town dock concession stand on Riverside Drive. On Feb. 3, the Town Council unanimously voted to release the operator of the Clinton Harbor Grill from the last year of his lease and will now look to find a new vendor for the space before summer starts.

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The former Corn Crib Antiques building at 153 East Main Street in Clinton is set for demolition. Photo by Wesley Bunnell/Harbor News

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Clinton Condo Proposal Goes to PZC Feb. 8

Published Feb. 03, 2021 07:00 a.m.

There is an effort underway to save the corn crib and a historic house on East Main Street from demolition.

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Raffle Set to Expand Funds for Clinton Small Business Grant

Published Jan. 12, 2021 03:14 p.m.

A raffle kicking off on Saturday, Jan. 16 will help support a new program being offered to small businesses in town by the Clinton Chamber of Commerce.

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Despite Much Interest and Discussion, Future of 30 Old Post Road Remains Unsettled

Published Jan. 05, 2021 04:35 p.m.

The future of 30 Old Post Road, something that has been a subject of interest for the past two years, remains up in the air.

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A rendering of Building 3 at The Indian River Landing  Image courtesy of Fuss and O’Neil

Development in Clinton: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Published Dec. 29, 2020 05:02 p.m.

Through 2020, two different major redevelopment projects caught the eyes an imaginations of Clinton residents: Indian River Landing and the former Unilever site.

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With a Dec. 14 Planning & Zoning Commission approval in hand, Van Wilgen’s Garden Center is clear to begin renovating and expanding the former Cashman’s Hardware site in Clinton. Photo by Eric O’Connell/Harbor News

Van Wilgen’s Get Green Light from Clinton PZC

Published Dec. 17, 2020 04:29 p.m.

The Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) has unanimously approved the application to build a Van Wilgen’s garden center and green house at the site of the former Cashman’s Hardware Store at the corner of Route One and Grove Street.

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Clinton STEM Initiative Gains New Partner

Published Nov. 25, 2020 09:11 a.m.

Clinton’s Economic Development Commission (EDC), Clinton Manufacturing Coalition, and PTA are working to spread the word about a new program and Facebook page aimed at educating parents and students about the benefits of careers in the STEM fields and manufacturing.

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Apartments at Former Unilever HQ Moving Ahead

Published Nov. 03, 2020 04:19 p.m.

A 47-unit apartment project that was approved by the Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) in May is moving ahead, with the developer filing an application for a building permit for the site of the former office building on the Unilever property.

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Town Manager Karl Kilduff and Town Council Chair Chris Aniskovich finalize the sale of the old Morgan School property to Greylock Property Group at town Hall on Oct. 5.

Photo by Mary Schettino

A Deal Years in the Making: Clinton Closes on Old Morgan Sale

Published Oct. 13, 2020 11:58 a.m.

Officially coming in fall 2022: Indian River Landing.

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In advance of a closing that occurred today, Oct. 5, heavy equipment has been allowed to stage on the site of the old Morgan School. Photo by Eric O’Connell/Harbor News

Clinton Closes on Old Morgan School Sale

Published Oct. 05, 2020 02:41 p.m.

The property will be tuned into Indian River Landing, a mixed-use development consisting of retail, restaurants, open space, a Big Y, a Starbucks and a hotel. Phase one of the project, which will include the demolition of the school and the construction of the Big Y and Starbucks is expected to be completed in fall 2022.

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Old Clinton CVS Site May Have New Activity in Early 2021

Published Sep. 29, 2020 11:36 a.m.

Clinton may soon have another development opportunity downtown. The lease between CVS and its landlord for its former store at 14 East Main Street is expiring in early 2021, freeing the property for a new tenant.

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Clinton Mini Golf Project Isn’t Over, Owner Says

Published Sep. 22, 2020 11:44 a.m.

At a Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) meeting on Sept. 14, a town official mentioned that a popular proposal for a mini golf course and ice cream café on the Madison town line may be in doubt.

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Clinton Seeks Grant for Downtown Improvements

Published Sep. 01, 2020 09:47 p.m.

Clinton has applied for a Small Town Economic Assistance Program STEAP Grant that, if awarded, would facilitate façade improvements for commercial properties in the downtown area.

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Indian River Landing at Old Morgan Still On Track

Published Aug. 04, 2020 02:55 p.m.

Despite some delays, the Indian River Landing development to be built at the old Morgan School site is still on track to begin the demolition phase shortly, according to the developer.

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Clinton Officials Prepare for Retail, Restaurant Reopenings

Published May 19, 2020 03:30 p.m.

On May 20, the state is set to start reopening some businesses under new guidelines designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. To help businesses comply with the new orders, Clinton’s land use officials will be instituting a number of new policies.

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Big Y Discusses New Clinton Site Selection

Published May 19, 2020 04:16 p.m.

On May 7, the Harbor News/ reported that Big Y is the first confirmed tenant of the Indian River Landing development to be built at the old Morgan School.

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Clinton Council Offers Landing Project $1.5+ Million Abatement

Published May 12, 2020 02:00 p.m.

In order to help the developer of the Indian River Landing project with its startup costs, the Town Council approved a tax abatement anticipated to be worth approximately $1.8 million for the project on May 6.

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Big Y Confirmed as First Tenant for Indian River Landing in Clinton

Published May 07, 2020 02:27 p.m.

The Indian River Landing project was given the go ahead in March from Clinton’s land use boards which excited the public. Still, no official tenants on the site were named. Rumors swirled about two potential tenants: Big Y and Starbucks.

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Clinton Plans to Lower Fees on Indian River Landing Project

Published May 06, 2020 08:30 a.m.

In order to provide some relief to the developer of the Indian River Landing project, the Town Council voted to reduce the land-use fees incurred by the application for the project.

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This trolley had a successful debut in Clinton last summer. Plans to have it return in summer 2020 are on hold. File photo by Eric O’Connell/Harbor News

Planned Return of Clinton Trolley on Hold

Published May 05, 2020 11:56 a.m.

The Clinton trolley that debuted in summer 2019 was slated to return this summer, but now that seasonal tourism and shopping are uncertain due to the coronavirus pandemic, those plans are now up in the air.

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Lee Co. Gifts Employees with Local Restaurant Gift Cards

Published March 27, 2020 04:06 p.m.

Employees of The Lee Company, headquartered in Westbrook, each received a surprise with their March 26 weekly paycheck: a $50 gift card to a local restaurant.

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At the March 2 Planning & Zoning Commission meeting, the Station’s Landing developer pulled one of two applications before the commission. Photo by Eric O’Connell/Harbor News

Clinton Brewery Plan Off the Table—for Now

Published March 05, 2020 03:40 p.m.

A separate application for apartments on the property has been continued to another public hearing on Monday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall

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Unilever HQ Redevelopment Proposals Go to Public Hearing

Published Jan. 28, 2020 03:00 p.m.

On Monday, Feb. 3 the Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) will hold a public hearing at which the public can weigh in on two applications concerning the future of former Unilever headquarters.

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Old Morgan Site Plans to Get Public Scrutiny at IWC, PZC

Published Jan. 28, 2020 12:37 p.m.

The proposed Indian River Landing development to be built on the old Morgan School property is another step closer to becoming a reality

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Mini Golf Proposal Sparks Spirited Discussion

Published Jan. 14, 2020 03:11 p.m.

The Planning & Zoning Commission will continue its public hearing of a proposed mini golf course and ice cream café application on Monday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.

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Clinton Considers Tax Abatement for Unilever Redevelopment

Published Jan. 14, 2020 02:12 p.m.

In an effort to support the budding redevelopment at the former Unilever headquarters, the town is considering in offering a tax abatement to the owner of the property.

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A proposal for a brewery, Kinsmen II, at the former Unilever HQ redevelopment goes before the Clinton Planning & Zoning Commission. Photo by Eric O’Connell/Harbor News

Formal Proposals for Former Unilever HQ Come Before Clinton PZC

Published Jan. 10, 2020 02:27 p.m.

Two separate applications - one for condominiums and another for a brewery - will be on the agenda of a Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) meeting on Monday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.

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Brewery Plans Firming Up for Unilever Redevelopment in Clinton

Published Jan. 09, 2020 11:05 a.m.

The land use office is expecting a formal application in the coming days, though there is no official application on record as of press time.

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