BENNINGTON — Several well known Bennington industrial qualities had been offered more than the past month, like the two Dunkin’ Donuts spots, two downtown a lot and a historic landmark dwelling on Most important Street owned by Shea Funeral Houses Inc.

The biggest recent transactions associated the sale of Dunkin’ Donuts qualities at 209 Northside Push, for $840,000, and at 237 North St., for $1,229,000.

CRT LXII, LLC, is shown as providing the Dunkin’ attributes to BAPA 209 Bennington RE, LLC.

The buyer’s restricted legal responsibility company is detailed as dependent in Horseheads, N.Y., in the southwestern part of the condition. The CEO and president of BAPA Network, which owns various Dunkin’ franchises, is Manish Patel, in accordance to the small business internet site.

The new owners could not be attained this week for remark.

The offering limited legal responsibility company is involved with a group that also has owned hundreds of Dunkin’ franchises, like quite a few in Berkshire County, Mass. Mark Cafua is shown as supervisor of Cafua Administration, centered in Methuen, Mass.


The historic, Victorian-era mansion that residences the Hanson Walbridge & Shea funeral enterprises at 213 Principal St., was offered on Jan. 21 to RFS Holdings, LLC, by Shea Funeral Properties Inc. for $600,000.

In addition, Shea Funeral Households also marketed its Manchester home, at 34 Park Put, for $400,000 to RFS Holdings, LLC, in accordance to Assessor Gordon Black.

Also sold were the Shea home on Route 7A in Arlington and a further home on East Major Road in Wilmington.

Shea is partnering with a funeral residence group based in Georgia, Rollings Funeral Provider.

The Wilmington assets sold for $250,000 Jan. 14 to Laurtney, LLC, in accordance to Assistant Town Clerk Patricia Johnson. Sale information for the Arlington house could not be obtained by push time.

The sales integrated the company’s cremation and monuments organizations, manager and director Mark Shea claimed Wednesday.

He stressed that procedure of the funeral homes and connected products and services will carry on as they have with the exact same staff associates.

“I will be being on as extensive as I want, right until it is time to retire,” Shea reported. “Everything will keep the exact.”

He explained the houses ended up bought to a funeral home group “that has the similar benchmarks we have” in the business, and the arrangement signifies some advance planning to be certain the business continues.

“We experienced an obligation to have a extended-expression prepare,” he claimed, which includes for the benefit of the staff members.

Shea declined to go over even more facts of the ownership group at this time.

Built IN 1867

The Hanson Walbridge & Shea Funeral Property in Bennington signifies the oldest constantly owned and operated organization in the county, relationship to 1884.

The home on Main Road dates to the Civil War period, possessing been done in 1867, and it was afterwards owned by distinguished industrialist John S. Holden and his family members by way of 1958, in accordance to the Hanson Walbridge & Shea site.

At that time it was acquired by Dean Hanson, who moved an existing area funeral business to that locale.

Founded in 1884 by J.E. Walbridge, the Walbridge Enterprise assistance was initially found at 525 Main St., in accordance to the website. Adhering to Walbridge’s demise, the organization ongoing underneath loved ones members and was moved across the road to 500 Key St. in 1927.

In 1955, Hanson joined the business enterprise at 500 Major St. and ordered the business the up coming year. In 1958, he ordered the house at 213 West Principal St. from the Holden household, which had owned it from 1890 to 1958.

In 1984 Robert Covey, a longtime affiliate of Hanson’s, assumed possession of Hanson-Walbridge and operated it in conjunction with funeral homes in Manchester, Arlington and Wilmington.

Longtime personnel Mark and Lisa Shea ordered the organization in 2004 and have taken care of the 4 areas, along with Vermont Cremation Provider and Shea Monument Co.


Two compact open plenty at Valentine and Key streets have been bought this thirty day period by Juliette Sleeman to Principal & Valentine, LLC.

A good deal at 206 Valentine St., comprising .32 acres, was sold for $81,200, and an adjacent .51-acre lot at 525 Most important St. sold for $93,800.

Most important & Valentine, LLC, is owned by George Sleeman, who explained Tuesday that he acquired the residence from his late brother Richard’s daughter.

Sleeman also reported he is in the system of transferring the lots to his sons, John, Daniel and Paul Sleeman, incorporating that they intend to make the property offered for sale or lease.

Owning the a lot on the market place “is seriously excellent news,” in accordance to John Shanahan, govt director of the Much better Bennington Corp., the downtown advertising entity. He stated the availability could spur enhancement, for added parking or other enterprise-similar takes advantage of.

Combined-USE Building

In another transaction, a small business and household home at 544-546 Primary St. was offered this thirty day period, for $228,000 to Astrum, LLC, which also owns other downtown residence, which includes the Harte Block at 400-418 Key St.

The vendor was Lonergan & Thomas Inc., which has workplaces nearby at 550 Most important St.

Gary Thomas, president of the enterprise, stated, “It was a piece of property that we have owned for a long time, and we felt it was time to promote it.”

Officers with Astrum, LLC, could not be reached for comment.