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Staples Shutters Universal Drive Location

Published 01/04/2014 12:00 AM
Updated 01/04/2014 10:31 AM

Jack Kramer
Zip06

For the second time in six months, a major retailer is closing up shop on Universal Drive.

Staples has closed its store on Universal Drive. The closing comes six months after XPect Discounts shut down operations last July, putting 67 people out of work.

It couldn’t be determined how many people work at the Staples Universal Drive location. Company officials did not return calls seeking comment.

First Selectman Mike Freda said one of his priorities for 2014 “is to re-invent and revitalize retail development on Universal Drive.’’

Freda said retail outlets, over time, turn over, and there is ample land and parking on Universal Drive “to bring in some new stores. That’s what we are hoping to do.’’

The North Haven Staples location has been at the Universal Drive site since 2006.

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