Business Spotlight: Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

Business Spotlight: Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

Home on Ninigret Pond sells for $1.8M

CHARLESTOWN — Lila Delman Real Estate International has reported the sale of 68 Gray’s Point Road in Charlestown for $1,800,000. Lori Joyal, managing broker of Lila Delman’s Watch Hill office, handled the sale. “This beautiful waterfront retreat is yet another classic example of the perfection of Rhode Island’s fabulous coastline,” Joyal said.

The five-bedroom waterfront home is sited on a 0.87-acre lot with views of Ninigret Pond, and has 4,370 square feet of living area, according to the town property records. The owner as of Nov. 13 was listed as the Ravi R. Banerjee Trust and trustees Ravi R. and Lauren D. Banerjee, of Darien. According to Delman, the property also has a bowling alley and a deep-water dock. Its property tax assessment was $1,992,500. The previous sale in 2000 was to Penelope C. Arnold and John Parker, and in the past four years it has been listed for as high as $3.75 million, according to town and Realtor property reports.

Lila Delman Real Estate International said it has participated in all sales in Charlestown over $1.1 million, according to data from the Rhode Island State-Wide Multiple Listing Service.

Mystic chamber to honor Tibus

MYSTIC — The 80th annual Meeting & Gala of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce will be Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Grand Pequot Tower at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Tickets are $100 per person, and the chamber is selling sponsorships ranging in price from $1,000 to $4,000. Susette Tibus, owner of Simply Majestic in Mystic, will receive a “Lifetime of Service” award from the chamber. She and her husband, Chuck Sneddon, both veterans of the jewelry business, own and operate Simply Majestic at 59 Williams Ave. in Mystic. Tibus is a past president of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce.

Beer’d Brewing chosen as economic development honoree

The Beer’d Brewing Company, a microbrewery in the Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Ave. in Stonington, has been chosen as an honoree of the Connecticut Economic Resource Center Inc., which recognizes economic development projects, programs and leaders from throughout the state at its annual Celebrate CT! event. It will be held Nov. 30 at The Bushnell in Hartford. The 21 honorees were selected by economic development officials in each of 10 regions across the state. Beer’d, owned by Aaren Simoncini, is among three breweries chosen for the award. The others are Alvarium Beer Company of New Britain, and Stony Creek Brewery, Branford.

The other honoree from Southeastern Connecticut is Sean Nugent, chairman of the Preston Revevelopment Agency, who is involved in the Preston Riverwalk development on the former Norwich State Hospital property. CERC, headquartered in Rocky Hill, is a nonprofit corporation and public-private partnership that provides economic development services, working with a network of partners to leverage the state’s business opportunities. For more on the even visit

Centerbrook Architects receives AIA award for Thompson building

ESSEX — Mystic Seaport’s Thompson Exhibition Building, designed by Centerbrook Architects & Planners, earned an Honor Award-With Distinction at the American Institute of Architects’ QUAD 2017 Design Awards in Albany, N.Y. The annual QUAD Conference (Quality Unites Architectural Design) brings together AIA chapters from Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

The AIA QUAD Awards jury commented: “Whimsical and joyful, this project has very strong imagery: The jury admired its resilience and its work with glulam structure to connect with traditional shipbuilding imagery.” Glulam refers to laminated beams, which were used to give the building its hull-like shape, mirroring the sea. In April, the building was also recognized by the Connecticut’s Real Estate Exchange as Best Specialty Project in its CREW CT Blue Ribbon awards. The 21,000-square-foot facility was designed as a keynote building for the historic Mystic Seaport.

Centerbrook Architects & Planners, founded in 1975, said it has won 380 awards, including the AIA’s Architecture Firm Award, a distinction held by 37 active firms nationwide.


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