Town Stops Work on Construction Site, Former Home of Corbo’s in Cos Cob

 

The building that housed Corbo’s and MariNails back in August 2015 has since been razed. Photo: Leslie Yager

Everyone agreed it was an eyesore. The building that housed MariNails and Corbo’s Corner, a deli popular with locals, especially Greenwich High School students. And the parking lot left a lot to be desired.

In August 2015, the applicant, Young Pioneers LLC – Chun’s Greenwich LLC won unanimous approval from Planning & Zoning for a new mixed-use building, parking lot and drainage improvements 59-63 East Putnam Ave.

The new 6,700 sq ft two-story brick building, on the .38 acre property, will have a combination of restaurant and “retail food establishment,” which is the category that includes delicatessens. The proposed split will be similar to that of Corbo’s, with 16 seats inside and 10 seats outside.

On Tuesday, construction came to a halt after the town issued stop work orders to two companies.

The order cited the contractor, Caetano Construction LLC of Danbury with failing to secure payment of worker’s compensation, failing to obtain coverage that meets the requirements, misrepresenting employees as independent contractors and materially understating or concealing payroll.

A second stop work order cited Alvaro Construction,  249 Greenwich Ave in Stamford for misrepresenting employees as independent contractors.

Work was halted at the construction site at 59-63 East Putnam Ave, next to the Cos Cobber. Jan 19, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Work was halted at the construction site at 59-63 East Putnam Ave, next to the Cos Cobber. Jan 19, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

 

Rendering of proposed building to replace for former Corbo’s Deli on East Putnam Ave.

See also:

P&Z Okays Plan to Raze Corbo’s Building, Construct 2-Story Brick Building with Restaurant

P&Z to Decide Future of Corbo’s Building. New Building with New Restaurant Proposed


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