This is a story that does not fall within the usual reach of the site, but this area of Connecticut that borders Manchester deserves some spotlight.
New Gas Station to be built in Bolton!
A gas station in Bolton will receive a large scale makeover if all goes to plan! The Mobil station on the corner of Route 44 and Bolton Center Road will soon be demolished to make way for an Alltown Fresh Mobil gas station after planning and zoning approved the application.
The gas station will reuse the awning of the current station, and lower the number of pumps from 6 down to 4 double sided pumps. The existing car wash and convenience store buildings will be demolished, and a new convenience store with a coffee shop, and modern store amenities will be built to the south of the site.
The new store will be branded as Alltown Fresh, a brand owned by Global, is a growing chain of gas stations and convenience stores in Connecticut. Its sister brands include Xtra Mart, Alltown, Jiffy Mart, and Fast Freddies.
Dollar General coming to Bolton?
Yes it could be true! Bolton might be the newest home to Dollar General! A new development is on the books for Route 44 next to Bolton Dental. The address is 1100 Boston Turnpike. The applicant's name is Garrett Homes, and they are known developers for the retail giant.
The plan is still under review by the Town of Bolton, whom commented that the developer was being cagey about naming the tenant. The application does not name the tenant; but the foot print matches the new prototype Dollar General, the same store design is under review in Manchester for Spencer Street. I will attach an image of a built Dollar General prototype store for reference.
Nursery to open in former Farm store
Happy Town Nursery will soon take up residence at 1225 Boston Turnpike, the former home of another garden center. The nursery sought to add mulch bins, and storage for equipment. The nursery will reuse existing buildings on the site.
The plan was approved by planning and zoning. The timetable of opening has not been announced by the new nursery.