The Hartford Times building is a cool shell of a structure behind the Wadsworth Atheneum. But, it has been empty for more than a dozen years. Over all that time, the building had received only sporadic development attention.
But, now there are two contenders. The University of Connecticut is planning to bring its Greater Hartford campus into the city and has invited proposals from developers; the site of the Hartford Times is one favorite possibility. And, within the past two weeks a craft brewer -- Thomas Hooker Brewing Company -- let it be known that it is interested in bringing its brewery operations and showroom into the city, and it likes the Hartford Times site.