Former Georgetown hotspot is getting a facelift

The Georgetown Saloon is undergoing extensive renovations. Patricia Gay/Hearst Connecticut Media

After sitting vacant for more than two years, a legendary Georgetown restaurant and nightspot is getting a complete renovation and makeover. A chain link fence and construction equipment surround the boarded up building at 8 Main Street in Redding that once housed The Georgetown Saloon. In operation since 1978, for decades the Saloon was popular with crowds that enjoyed its … read more

Don Stroetzel — a strong supporter of Georgetown

Don Stroetzel, a former Redding resident who passed away on Aug. 31 at the age of 95, was one of the most influential people in the development of Georgetown, according to Ralph Bosch, who worked with him in founding the Georgetown Village Restoration Inc. (GVRI) — a nonprofit community organization whose primary mission is to develop Georgetown’s commercial district.

  Don Stroetzel, a former Redding resident who passed away on Aug. 31 at the age of 95, was one of the most influential people in the development of Georgetown, according to Ralph Bosch, who worked with him in founding the Georgetown Village Restoration Inc. (GVRI) — a nonprofit community organization whose primary mission is to develop Georgetown’s commercial district. … read more

DeLuca’s Hardware closes in Georgetown

Guiliano DeLuca, 72, sits atop a stack of 50-pound bags of mulch and watches the morning customers pull into the driveway of his hardware store, DeLuca’s, just behind Toozy Patza pizzeria on Route 7 in Georgetown. They are familiar faces. They always are. That’s the way it’s been for this thriving local business that opened in the 1980s. DeLuca’s Hardware … read more

Town of Redding: Wire Mill site remains a legal quagmire

  Monday night’s special Board of Selectmen meeting — scheduled to give residents an update on the town of Redding’s foreclosure on the Gilbert & Bennett wire mill site — included a 30 minute presentation by First Selectman Julia Pemberton, and an question, answer and suggestion session that ran for almost two hours. The biggest take away from the night … read more

Town of Redding's presentation on Wire Mill development is tonight

Redding First Selectman Julia Pemberton will host an informational meeting on the town’s efforts to foreclose on and develop the former Gilbert & Bennett wire mill site at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 15, at the Redding Community Center. According to a press release, the town is suing to foreclose millions of dollars in unpaid tax liens on the property, … read more

Philbrick asks: Is Redding responsible for Wire Mill debt?

  Tensions ran high Sunday night at a special presentation on the Gilbert & Bennett Wire Mill development hosted by local artist Jane Philbrick, during which she questioned the transparency of legal proceedings related to the project. At one point during the event, Philbrick’s presentation was interrupted by First Selectman Julia Pemberton, who called aspects of the information being provided … read more

First Selectman to host meeting on Gilbert & Bennett

According to a press release, Redding First Selectman Julia Pemberton will host an informational meeting on the town’s efforts to foreclose on, and develop the former Gilbert & Bennett Wire Mill site at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 15, at the Redding Community Center. The town is suing to foreclose millions of dollars in unpaid tax liens on the property, which a court has ruled … read more

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