A Restored Pratt Street
Through improved and restored retail storefronts, renovated residential spaces, and curated programming, Pratt St is being rediscovered.
Shelbourne, a dominant real estate investor and landlord in downtown Hartford, announced Thursday it had secured two new retail tenants for its Pratt Street properties.
Shelbourne Chief Operating Officer Michael Seidenfeld said the Lyons Den – a live entertainment venue – and Refuge33 Tattoo aim to open in the historic shopping district around the end of summer or early fall.
“Together with all the renewed events, activities, and programming going on at Pratt Street, bringing curated retail shops to the street is making the Pratt Street Historic District a destination once more,” Seidenfeld said.
The Lyon’s Den, owned by Dan and Jess Lyons, will mix locally sourced food and locally brewed beer with music entertainment in a 2,042-square-foot venue at 77 Pratt St. The venue will provide a comfortable, cozy and fun environment for making new friends, according to Shelbourne.
Refuge Tattoos will provide body art from veteran tattoo artists in a 1,604-square-foot shop at 95 Pratt St., according to Shelbourne.
The location will also serve up fresh-brewed coffee from its micro coffee shop.
“In a time where so many things are polarized, I sought to create a safe, inclusive space for both client and artist,” said Yaritza Garrido, owner and artist of Refuge33 Tattoo. “I think that being able to offer something as warm and personal as coffee and mixing it with the traditionally vulnerable state of getting tattooed brings something full-circle for me.”
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