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Southington Seeking Reuse Of Polluted Former Factory Land

SOUTHINGTON — A potential developer is interested in the long-closed Beaton & Corbin factory lot, which will need extensive pollution cleanup before the 3-acre site can be used, Town Manager Garry Brumback said Monday.

A local businessman submitted the bid to buy the municipal tax lien for the parcel at 318 North Main St., Brumback said. The town council must approve the bid before the tax debt can be transferred. The property is now owned by a defunct corporation.

"We're making progress on getting a prime parcel back on the tax rolls," Brumback said. "It's been unused for more than 20 years."

Purchase of the $82,824 debt would give the...