Stamford Hospital has spent more than $6.6 million to buy a pair of buildings on Grove Street in New Canaan, one of which may become a satellite location similar to its health center in Darien.
The sale of the two buildings was completed Feb. 10, according to records in New Canaan Town Hall. The hospital spent $5.9 million to purchase the office building at 36 Grove St. from Grogan and Co. The smaller building at 24 Grove St. cost $627,000, according to town records. The buildings are across the street from Weed and Duryea. Arts For Healing, a nonprofit art therapy center, is housed at 24 Grove St.
“Stamford Hospital continually monitors the real estate landscape in a number of communities, including New Canaan,” said hospital spokesman Scott Orstad. “When this property (36 Grove St.) became available, it piqued our interest because of its attractive location.”
Orstad said he envisions the opening of a medical center similar to the Darien Medical Center on Post Road but said there are “no specific plans as to what service will be offered” on Grove Street. The Darien facility houses doctor offices, a lab draw station and outpatient physical therapy services. “This is a long-term investment, and we are still exploring our options on how to best use the space,” he said, adding that it’s too soon to say how many hospital employees may work in New Canaan.
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