Retail
opportunities

Historic. Charming. Spirited. Local.

The Redevelopment

Pratt Street is located in the very heart of Downtown Hartford, CT. This historic, one block, quasi-pedestrian mall is lined with quaint retail shops, rich architecture, and unique character. Currently in the process of redevelopment, the Pratt Street area will serve as the catalyst to re-energize the entire Downtown Hartford.

Located directly across from the XL Center and serving as the primary connector between Main and Trumbull Streets, Pratt Street is strategically positioned at the very center of Hartford’s Central Business District.

With 42,000 square feet of prime retail space and 370 luxury apartments, this mixed-use residential and retail conversion will become the hub of Metro Hartford Region’s Live, Work, Play ecosystem.

The Vision

Through improved and restored retail storefronts, renovated residential spaces, and curated programming, Pratt St is being rediscovered.

A new chapter unfolds on Pratt St., 200 years in the making. It’s a local hub for diverse characters to gather day and night to share the happenings of Downtown Hartford or just a meal with friends. A place for storytellers and salsa dancers. Cigar aficionados and selfie enthusiasts. For innovative entrepreneurs and pre-game revelers. It’s where the people have as much charm as the buildings around them. Brick by brick, our story is in the details. Whether you visit our vibrant block on a weekend getaway or as a proud neighbor, Pratt St. speaks to everyone.

What will it say to you?

Why Hartford

Active entertainment destination

1,000,000

Annual visitors to Bushnell park

440,000

Annual visitors to XL center

406,000

Annual attendees at Dunkin Donuts Park

353,000

Annual visitors to the Connecticut Convention Center

338,000

Visitors to the Connecticut Science Center in 2019

13,500

Average event attendance at Xfinity Theater in 2019

Thriving business community

40,500

Daytime workers in downtown Hartford

110,000 SF

Leased by Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

at Hartford Square North

23,000 SF

Leased by Stanley Black & Decker

to create an innovative center at One Constitution Plaza

73,000 SF

Expansion

United Bank (now M&T Bank) expanded 73k SF at Goodwin Center

50,000 SF

Leased by Sunlife Insurance

at the Gold Building in 2021

36,000 SF

Relocation and Expansion

Global Atlantic Financial Company expanded their headquarters at One Financial Plaza

Why Pratt St?

Pratt street is the
heart of Hartford

Pratt Street is a rare gem, Hartford’s largest contiguous block of historic architecture and legacy storefronts, some continuously operating for the last 100 years, its beloved by the community. With this human-scaled block now in the hands of visionary developer Shelbourne, coupled with the investment of a passionate city and community, Pratt Street is poised for its next chapter. Already a destination and a draw for folks from all over greater Hartford, Pratt Street is growing and evolving for the next generation of shoppers and visitors.

Storied neighbors

An amazing community of merchants have been providing goods and services on Pratt Street for more than 50 years

Historic character

​​Carefully preserved legacy storefronts embody 200 years of Hartford History

Bustling and lively

More than 90 events each year draw a large and diverse crowd to Pratt Street

Join the iconic shops
on Pratt St

From menswear to local paper goods, our tenants are part of a thriving local retail community, and our customers come to us from all walks of life to enjoy the food, people and ongoing thriving event scene on the block.

The tobacco shop

Established in 1920, The Tobacco Shop is one of the oldest premier Tobacconists in Connecticut. Cigar aficionados can find a veritable wonderland of tobacco products, foreign and domestic, as well as pipes and accessories. In addition to their extensive store, they offer membership to the DeLisle Lounge where clients can enjoy their fine tobaccos and relax in a comfortable setting with other members.

Morneault’s Stackpole Moore Tryon

Founded in 1909, Morneault’s Stackpole Moore Tryon carries clothing by designers known to have dressed past Presidents. With deep roots in the community, this iconic clothier celebrates its heritage by putting a big emphasis on quality and customer care. Awarded Best Men’s Clothing Store by Hartford Magazine and Best Women’s Clothing Retailer in Connecticut by Connecticut Magazine, Stackpole has been serving the needs of the most stylish people in Connecticut, Massachusetts and even New York for over 100 years.

Vaughan’s Irish Public House

The quintessential Irish pub, Vaughan’s has been voted best Guinness in Connecticut. Owned by Irishman Johnny Vaughan, who was born and raised in Dublin, the pub is authentically Irish. Nearly every stick of furniture, photograph, and piece of crockery in the place was imported from Ireland. Vaughan’s even makes its own Irish cream fresh daily. Its quaint and warm atmosphere make it an extremely popular destination.

Professional Barber Shop

Founded in 1927, Professional Barber Shop is the oldest, continuous operating barber shop in Hartford. As owner Chris Rosa says, “It’s not just a barbershop, it’s an experience.” The Professional Barber Shop offers membership to its City Club Lounge where members can enjoy a wet bar, cigars, and free WiFi.

Retail Features

Creative retail spaces

  • 42,000 SF of prime retail space
  • 1,062 – 2,500 SF of retail and restaurant spaces available
  • Spaces with mezzanine levels available
  • Sidewalk dining and display options
  • Unique historic character

Vibrant retail community

  • Community of like-minded merchants
  • Responsive and efficient property management
  • 370 new luxury residential apartments on Pratt Street

Block plan overview

Contact us

Retail Leasing

Development & Management

Shelbourne 718.215.3851 prattst@shelbourneco.com