“A new beginning for the city of Meriden.”

August 5, 2018

At the ceremony, city officials touted the demolition — a culmination of eight years of planning by several local, state and federal agencies — as another key milestone in the city’s efforts to revitalize the downtown area near the new train station.

“This is truly a momentous day in the city of Meriden,” Mayor Kevin Scarpati said at the ceremony.

“It’s exciting to see the transformation that’s going on right before our very eyes,” state Sen. Len Suzio, R-Meriden, said. “This marks the end of the Mills but a new beginning for the city of Meriden.”

The city plans to extend the Meriden Green onto the Mills property following the demolition, which will begin as early as next week and finish early next year.