Jay Tran, Director of Operations for The Grand On Ann apartments in Hartford, threw out the first pitch at the May 11th Yard Goats baseball game as part of the Goats on Grand Tenant Appreciation Night. Residents were treated to free tickets at the new stadium. (contributed photo)
HARTFORD, CT - The Grand on Ann apartments is rolling out the red carpet to welcome all four-legged friends to Hartford. Not only is the new downtown complex one of the few to allow pets, they have signed on to support the Hartford Yard Goats in their new home.
“We couldn’t wait for the Yard Goats season to start,” said Yisroel Rabinowitz, owner of Universal Enterprise LLC and the developer of The Grand on Ann (GOA). “The stadium is in walking distance from the building and is yet another entertainment option for our tenants to enjoy.”
In fact, to ensure that all of the GOA residents can experience the new minor league baseball stadium, Rabinowitz is treating them to free game tickets. The first of two Goats on Grand Tenant Appreciation Nights officially kicked off on May 11 after rain cancelled the original game that was scheduled in April. As part of the event, Jay Tran, Director of Operations for GOA, threw out the first pitch with the residents cheering him on. The GOA and its residents were also acknowledged in intercom announcements. Additionally, Rabinowitz is providing ongoing financial support of the team by purchasing ads in the program guide.
“We just can’t say enough good things about the property management team and our beautiful apartment,” said Dexter Gabriel, a History Professor at UCONN who has lived at The Grand on Ann with his wife Danielle Douglas-Gabriel since August. “I was immediately impressed as soon as I entered the lobby. But most importantly, our Boston terrier, Beres, can live here too!”
Gabriel notes how difficult it was to find the perfect combination of amenities, location and a place that would allow their beloved dog to come with them when they moved here from New York. During National Pet Month in May, Rabinowitz invites all pet owners who are looking for a new home in the city to come for a tour.
“When planning the concept of the one bedroom apartments, we knew what design elements would entice career-minded young people,” said Rabinowitz. “But beyond style, a deal breaker for many Millennials is acceptance of pets.”
Potential renters are drawn by GOA onsite amenities and services such as a fully equipped fitness room, a lounge area, full-sized washer/dryer in each unit and the added convenience of hotel-style room service via The Tavern Downtown restaurant. Tenants get the security they desire through designated parking in a secured lot and controlled access to the building with 24-hour video surveillance.
“Our residents have formed a close knit community through social events like our holiday party,” said Rabinowitz. “We want to offer people not only a place to live, but a place to call home.”
The Grand on Ann is Hartford's premiere apartment complex located in the downtown community. Originally known as the former Masonic Temple, the historic building has been converted into 26, one-bedroom apartment homes, each offering spacious and unique floor plans. Amenities include a fitness and club room, lounge area, hotel-style room service via The Tavern Downtown, one parking space in a secured parking lot, controlled access with 24-hour video surveillance, on-site storage units, and 24 hour emergency maintenance. For leasing information call 860-920-7686 or visit www.thegrandonann.com.