HARTFORD — If the purpose of building a stadium for the Yard Goats was to attract commercial activity, the city is close to claiming a victory in the form of a new hotel in Downtown North, a few hundred feet away from the ballpark.
A Massachusetts family that owns Subway restaurants in Connecticut has most of the approvals and financing it needs to start construction this summer on an 81-room Candlewood Suites hotel.
The property, now a gravel lot on Market Street next to a Citgo station at the foot of the Reverend Moody Overpass, sits in a stretch of the city that, like most of the nearby DoNo development, has seen little activity in recent years.
"We are still working on putting together all the pieces and finalizing so we can start construction," said Ankit Patel, of Hadley, Mass. The partnership, called CAV LLC, includes two other family members listed as living at the same address.
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