August 31, 2012

Open for Business: Storrs Center

Storrs Center is open!  Storrs Automotive, Select Physical Therapy, Travel Planners, Skora’s Barber Styling Shop, Body Language, and Subway have all opened in their new locations.  Residents of the first 127 apartments of The Oaks on the Square have moved in and are enjoying their new homes.

Subway is now open in 1 Dog Lane.

Additional businesses are hard at work preparing their spaces.  Froyoworld, Bank of America, Insomnia Cookies, Sweet Emotions Candy Shop, and Husky Pizza are expected to open in the coming weeks.

Froyoworld will open soon in 1 Dog Lane.

Dog Lane Cafe is expected to open in 1 Dog Lane later this fall.

And, later this fall, residents and visitors can expect to see Dog Lane CafĂ©, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Mooyah Burgers and Fries, 7-Eleven, and Geno’s Grille open their doors.  All in all, this first phase of Storrs Center will have almost 30,000 square feet of new retail and restaurant space.

Phase 1A = 1 Dog Lane, 9 Dog Lane, 11 Dog Lane, and the parking garage
Phase 1B = 1 Royce Circle
The next phase, scheduled to open in August 2013, is already under construction across Dog Lane.  This phase consists of one building, One Royce Circle, which will include more apartments for The Oaks on the Square, a 15,000 square foot branch of the UConn Co-op, and 18,000 square feet of medical offices for the UConn Health Center.  Additional retail space is available.

One Royce Circle is under construction and expected to open in August 2013.

August 29, 2012

Traffic Alert: Post Office Road

Charles Smith Way, formerly “Post Office Road,” will be restricted to one lane for the next several days to accommodate paving of the street.

Motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians should use caution when traveling near the intersection of Storrs Road (Route 195), South Eagleville Road (Route 275), and Charles Smith Way.  Delays may occur.

August 10, 2012

Almost Ready for Residents

Construction of Phase 1A is nearly complete.  Work continues on the individual commercial spaces, the parking garage, and the sidewalks in front of the buildings.  The new section of Dog Lane, which will frame the north side of the future Town Square is completed but not yet open to general vehicular traffic (construction vehicles and the incoming businesses may use the road for construction purposes).

The original section of Dog Lane is now open to traffic.

The Oaks on the Square, the residential spaces on the upper floors of One Dog Lane and Nine Dog Lane will be opening soon to the first residents.  The Oaks staff is busy readying each apartment for the residents who will begin moving in next week.

One Dog Lane features The Oaks on the Square on the upper floors
and commercial spaces on the first floor.

Storrs Automotive and Select Physical Therapy will soon have some new neighbors in Nine Dog Lane.  Head Husky Barber Styling Shop (formerly Skora's), Connecticut Travel Planners, Body Language, Bank of America, and Sweet Emotions Candy are all hard at work readying their new spaces with a goal of opening by the end of the month.

Commercial tenants in Nine Dog Lane, including the Bank of America and
Sweet Emotions Candy, are readying their  new locations.

For a full list of all the businesses planning to open in Storrs Center, please visit

One Dog Lane and Nine Dog Lane will soon be open to residents.

While construction of Phase 1A is winding down, construction of Phase 1B is picking up.  The steel supports for One Royce Circle, which will be adjacent to the parking garage, are being erected now, and framing of the upper floors will begin shortly thereafter.  One Royce Circle will be a mixed-use building with commercial spaces on the first floor and additional units of The Oaks on the Square on the upper floors.

One Royce Circle is under construction on the south side of Dog Lane
(view above is from the south on Storrs Road).