Bethel, CT is seeking a Commercial Lessee for the Old Bethel Train Station


The Town of Bethel, through its Board of Selectmen, seeks proposals for a potential Lessee of the Old Bethel Train Station, located between Front Street and Depot Place in downtown Bethel, to occupy and utilize the train station for commercial purposes.

The Old Train Station serves as a key location within the Town of Bethel, with a large number of parking spaces and surrounded by a variety of retail/specialty shops, personal and professional service providers and restaurants. The station had been used as a train station from 1899 to 1996. In 2011, it was renovated to accommodate its most recent tenant, Bethel Cycle.

The Old Train Station is a single story structure. The structure is approximately 23’ in width and 79’ in length. The structure is approximately 1,894 sq ft and consists of a front room (approx. 689 sq ft), a back room (approx. 819 sq ft), a storage room (approx. 297 sq ft), and a handicap accessible bathroom that includes a shower. The property also has a paver patio and a covered outdoor area.

To be considered, prospective Lessees must respond to the RFP on or before 4:00 p.m. on March 3, 2016 to:

Procurement Committee
Town of Bethel
Clifford J. Hurgin Municipal Center
1 School Street
Bethel, CT 06801

A copy of the Request for Proposals can be found on the town's website:

Questions regarding the Request for Proposals should be directed to:
Janice Chrzescijanek, Director of Economic Development
Town of Bethel
Clifford J. Hurgin Municipal Center
1 School Street, Bethel CT 06801
Telephone: (203) 794-2822
Facsimile: (203) 778-7520

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