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Pfizer Puts Out Request For Demolition Contractors

But company says no decision has been made yet on Groton buildings

Pfizer notified Groton officials within the last two weeks that it has sent out a request for proposals seeking demolition contractors for buildings on the Groton campus.

Town Manager Mark Oefinger said the company told him not to read anything into it, and that it was being done to stay the course in the event demolition is chosen.

Pfizer did not return an e-mail seeking comment on Friday.

The Town Council is expected to receive an update on the latest with Pfizer during its Committee of the Whole meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Town Hall Annex.

In August 2011, the company warned that Building 118 - the sprawling seven-building complex on Eastern Point Road - must be sold by year's end or it would be torn down.

In an e-mail on Dec. 28, Pfizer spokeswoman Joan Campion said the company would make a decision “in the near future” about the fate of Building 118, but had made no decision yet.

but there’s been no word since then about additional interest.

Daniella Ruiz January 07, 2013 at 08:00 PM
perhaps Groton would extend one of those famous government handouts to this struggling corporation in the form of a tax abatement or forgiveness plan. (LOL). perhaps get some advice from New London, do an eminent domain takeover, seize the property and then sel it to some one else when the time is right. in the meanwhile, use it for a charter school, or entice UConn to move as an extension. perhaps a sports specialty curricula or even a local marine center to challenge Woods Hole.
Daniella Ruiz January 07, 2013 at 08:08 PM
or turn it into a movie/media production studio for the area actors, as there's plenty of characters around here. or maybe a secure place for a massive halfway house for 1400 ready to return to society criminals?
LiveForFreedom January 08, 2013 at 04:31 PM
Listen to the 'silence' and political indifference from our state and federal politicians. The same politicians that ran campaign ads two months ago about how they were going to bring jobs and businesses to the state of Connecticut. Nothing happened. Governor Malloy says Connecticut is open for business. He was willing to spend $300 Million dollars of state taxpayer money as an incentive to get Biotech company Jackson Labs to build a research facility in Farmington CT. Why could he given the incentive to Jackson Labs to use the empty facilities in Groton? There is 1,000,000 square feet of research laboratory space that could have been used by a biotech company. Who will lose here? Southeastern Connecticut loses. Groton loses over $2,000,000 million dollars in taxes. Towns like Groton, New London, Mystic, Ledyard, East Lyme, North Stonington lose thousands of well paid employees that will now be living and paying taxes in Farmington instead of here.
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