The name Holcomb may sound familiar to locals, as he later started a fuel business that is currently located on South Main Street in town.
Over the years that Church Hill property saw different owners and occupants, including Apex Glass, which is now located on Riverside Road, and American Wire Corp. It aged, too.
Eventually, it fell into a significant state of disrepair and became the target of Newtown's recently enacted, and somewhat controversial, blight ordinance.
On Friday, it was demolished.
Now the new owner of the property, Greenwich-based Wilnin Capital LLC, wants to hear from the Newtown residents about what they'd like to see there, according to an article published on the Newtown Bee's website.
Before jumping in with your ideas, consider these facts:
- The 1.2-acre property is in an Industrial Zone.
- It's served by the same driveway as an abutting 5.22-acre parcel that is also owned by Wilnin.
- It's situated between Newtown Hardware and the railroad tracks, just off I-84.
- It has 250 feet of frontage on Church Hill Road.