HomeGoods Closing East Haven Store

The national retail outlet is reportedly closing its Frontage Road location in East Haven to move the store to a new spot in Milford this spring.

HomeGoods will be closing its in in order to move to a new spot in Milford, according to a New Haven Register report.

HomeGoods officials confirmed the East Haven store will close in early April, and then reopen at a spot in the Milford Crossing shopping mall later that month.

Although the Frontage Road location is closing permanently, all 68 employees who currently work there will be given the opportunity to retain their positions with the company at the Milford store.

'Lease Issue'

Arthur DeSorbo — who serves as East Haven's economic development coordinator as well as its director of administration and management — told New Haven Register reporter Susan Misur he had heard HomeGoods could be closing its Frontage Road spot.

DeSorbo said he then contacted the firm that manages the building, C.A. White, "to offer assistance."

C.A. White leases space in the TJ Maxx Shopping Center, where HomeGoods is now located, as well as the Frontage Road Shopping Center in East Haven.

DeSorbo said HomeGoods parent company TJX Companies, had a "lease issue" with the property's owner.

"Or at least that’s what I understand it to be,” DeSorbo told The Register.

“I’m confident the space won’t be vacant for very long. It’s a great location for retail," he said.

linda February 14, 2012 at 02:52 AM
Empty store fronts are not just a problem for East Haven. If anyone drives along Rt. 1 from Branford to Madison, there are numerous empty stores. This is a sign of the times. As far as Walmart , or any other big box store, in todays economy people need to shop where ever they can save some money. It is hard to shop at Mom & Pop stores if someone is on a limited income.
Robert D. Hoff - Working for a better East Haven February 14, 2012 at 04:05 AM
I as a resident would support having to have a pass for the Splash Pad much like you need for the Beach....Residents could obtain the passes in the usual manner and town visitors would have to pay for a pass to use both the beach and Splash Pad. A pass program for the Splash Pad like this could help to offest any potiential water usage fees anyone out there is concerned about while at the sametime allowing visitors to come into town and utilize the facility so that the town would continue to benefit from the increased traffic as would nearby businesses. Just a thought.
John Franco March 30, 2012 at 10:41 PM
There has been a business boon during the Capone Administration. Rite Aid, Emtees USA, SweetShoppe, SubBoss. But the biggest economic potential is sitting right here in town and its a shame everyone bases it. The airport. An expansion of the runway would not only allow passenger traffic on the New Haven side, but would allow for larger corporate jets that use the Robinson Aviation FBO in East Haven. Those people need to eat and stuff. 6200x150 or greater. Thats the goal. There is plenty of land north and south of 2/20 to make it happen. I know because I've flown out of HVN as a Student pilot from 2001-2005.
Richard Poulton March 30, 2012 at 11:40 PM
John you are right as to a boon in companies coming into EH, indicating it was the doing of Capone, when in reality most of the "contracts" were in the early stages prior to her administartion. As to your comments about Tweed, I highly suggest you read the MOS (memoradum of agreement) also known as Resolution 297 on the airports minutes, where it limits the lenght of the main runway(2/20)to 5600 feet. It's the law of the land so to speak. But we all know about phase's #3 & #4, where the airport wants to expand to at first 6500 feet then to 7200 feet. And that any law written can be repealed. So when Tweed is ready to expand they will, regardless of any MOA or state statute.
Jo Groves October 03, 2012 at 03:07 PM
I was very upset when Walbaums and Home Goods closed. First of all I would not travel to Milford , hate the highway, second I hate shopping at Big Y. Why aren't we getting a Shop Rite in the all Walbaums heard we were then next thing you know we haven't heard a word ? I taked to so many people who were exicited about Shop Rite coming what happened with that ?


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