A peek inside the space destined for use as a cinema shows slow progress.
The floor is still gravel. Sheetrock has been installed, yet the space appears far from life as an entertainment venue.
Chain-link fencing around part of the building, along with a portable toilet, indicates some work is happening somewhere on site. The cinema is now slated to open this summer; its opening has been delayed several times.
In mid-February the Hartford Business Journal reported that the HB Nitkin Group, which is the developer of Front Street is seeking to build apartments on a surface lot between Prospect Street and Columbus Boulevard. Last week, an asbestos and lead abatement company was spotted on Front Street, presumably to check out a mold issue.
The Front Street District website has not been recently updated; it still states that an upscale movie theater will be opened by the end of 2011.
Reprinted with permission of Kerri Provost, author of the blog RealHartford.
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