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Old Oxford House Sold to New Canaan LLC

The historic building on Route 67 has been vacant since last year.

 

The historic Oxford House on Route 67 has been sold to a New Canaan limited liability company for $295,000, the Oxford Town Clerk Confirmed on Tuesday.

The company filed paperwork at Town Hall Tuesday indicating that the business has been sold to a company called Oxford House LLC of New Canaan. That company's profile could not be located on the Connecticut Secretary of the State's business directory, which could mean it was filed recently and hasn't made the website yet.

Speculation is swirling around town about what is going in the building, which was constructed in 1795 as the old Old Hotel. Some local officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said they hear a general store and coffee shop will be going in the building, which workers were cleaning on Tuesday. 

The owner of the LLC is not listed on town paperwork and could not be verified as of Tuesday. 

The Oxford House at 441 Oxford Road was a restaurant until it closed in September 2011 when the property went into foreclosure. 

Oxford Patch will keep readers informed once we hear more information about what is going in the building. 

Jane Smith March 06, 2013 at 02:00 PM
I was hoping to win power ball so I can buy this place but I guess that didn't happen. I really hope that they keep the character of this house from the creaky floor boards to the antiques.
Beth March 06, 2013 at 02:43 PM
It would be so nice to have a general store and coffee shop in town!!! Good luck to the new owners.
The Shadow March 06, 2013 at 07:30 PM
"Some local officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said they hear a general store and coffee shop will be going in the building." Really? The local Oxford "Officials" can only speak on a condition of anonymity when they discuss general stores and coffee shops? What kind of environment of fear and or self importance exists at Oxford's town hall? Actually this explains a few things.
jeb March 07, 2013 at 01:17 AM
Piling all that stuff on the lawn on our "main street" is terrible. It shows disrespect for our community. You would think they would have a dumpster there to put the stuff in. Now it has to be moved twice. Does not make one feel they will succeed it they can not plan better.
Janis Hardy March 07, 2013 at 04:23 PM
Sad. Is this all the wonderful economic development we were promised during the last election? Seems that since Herman Schuler has been dismissed, there has been absolutely NOTHING going on.......
Lorraine DeStefano March 07, 2013 at 08:38 PM
Aren't you speaking anonymously,"The Shadow"?
carol March 07, 2013 at 09:06 PM
Janis, I agree with you. Nothing IS going on without Herman.
Ed Smith March 07, 2013 at 09:48 PM
I agree with everyone so far. Thanks to Paul Singley for reporting as much information as can be had when no public information seems to be available from any where. Jeb is absolutely correct that it is inauspicious and disrespectful to the town for the owners to pile all that junk in the front yard. Any respectable contractor would have a dumpster delivered before starting demolition work. Let's hope they run the new establishment better than they have started demolishing the old one!
Dick Kaminski March 07, 2013 at 11:48 PM
Lorraine Good call.
Tom Adamski March 08, 2013 at 01:56 AM
I was pleased to see the work being done to bring back Oxford House and save it from further decay. I did see two dumpsters during the day, but they were cleaning out so rapidly, it appears they had a temporary pile of debris out in front. I took it as a sign of enthusiasm and rapid progress, not disrespect.
Ed Smith March 08, 2013 at 04:22 AM
Thanks Tom for that information. I'm going to improve my attitude, allow the possibility that things aren't always as bad as they look. It will be nice to see the Oxford House in some kind of business again.

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