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Branford, Puppet House Theater

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Puppet House Theater

128-132 Thimble Islands RoadBranford 

The Puppet House Theater, a beloved Stony Creek/Thimble Islands National Register Historic District landmark, is available for sale.  Constructed ca. 1895 as a silent movie house, the site has had a long history as a performance space for community theater groups, professional summer stock, local bands, artists, and, more recently, the famous Sicilian Puppets of Sebastiano Zappala. During WWII, however, the building was transformed for a time to accommodate a different kind of production: factory production of parachutes to aid the war effort.  Two properties on the site are being sold together as one: #128, Puppet House Theater building (2,813 SF) and #132, a multi-purpose building (598 SF).  The property has potential for commercial and/or residential reuse. 

Contact: Joel Gavin, GRI CCS, Senior Commercial Associate               

H. Pearce Commercial Real Estate                

393 State Street               

North Haven, CT  06473               

(203) 281-9321               

jgavin@hpearce.com