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Neurological Specialists PC to move into modern space

April 3, 2019

Doctors and patients at Neurological Specialists P.C. will have a new place to call home in coming months.

The neurology and neurosurgery practice, which has been in Stratford for more than 30 years, is preparing to move across town, having newly signed a 10-year lease at the Merritt 8 Corporate Park, 99 Hawley Lane.

“We are very excited about the move because it’s going to be a new facility, built (out) from scratch with all the modern things that need to be set in a medical facility, so we are really psyched about it,” said Dr. Yaniv Chen, partner at the practice, alongside, Philip Barasch, Lawrence Beck, James Butler, Lisa Webb and Azimuddin Kazi.

The practice will occupy roughly a 5,700 square-foot space on the main floor of the building, joining large-scale tenants like Yale New Haven Health Services and New York Life Insurance Company.

Chen said he and his partners spent the past year searching for a modern office space where they could upgrade their services for patients. The practice was also seeking to save on operational costs by combining two offices into one in an easily accessible location, according to a press release by Norwalk-based Avison Young, which facilitated the deal.

Avison Young associate Eva Kornreich negotiated the lease on behalf of Neurological Specialists while building owner Merritt 8 Owner LLC was represented by Joseph Coci of Mountain Development Corp.

Kornreich negotiated the purchase of the Neurological Specialists’ current Stratford office at 2590 Main St. in 2016.

“Demand for medical space is a bright spot in commercial real estate leasing in Connecticut,’’ she said in a press release. “Medical tenants want upscale, modern space that communicates a state-of-the-art approach to healthcare.”

The building offers convenient access to the Merritt Parkway, Route 8 and Route 108 and is directly across the street from Hawley Lane Mall and the Trumbull Marriott.

Construction of the office, which is slated to be completed no later than July, will feature roughly 11 exam rooms, nine offices and a waiting room, among other amenities. In addition to a full medical office build-out, the landlord will add a handicap ramp and ADA electric doors to the main building entrance. Handicap accessible restrooms will also be part of the tenant’s space.

Neurological Specialists will consolidate its Stratford operation and its Shelton-based satellite office at Merritt 8 Corporate Park.

They also have another satellite office in Fairfield, which Chen said will remain unchanged.

“We are looking forward to becoming more efficient and making things more comfortable for our patient population,” he said.

Jordan.grice@hearstmediact.com