Town of Mansfield, CT
11/10/2012 - 12/05/2012: Storrs Automotive Ribbon Cutting


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Scheduled for Storrs Automotive



November 29, 2012 - A ribbon cutting will be held on Wednesday, December 5 at 12 noon to officially honor the opening of Storrs Automotive at their new location at 11 Dog Lane in Mansfield.  The public is invited to attend and will be joined by owner Irene (Rene) Schein, Mayor Betsy Paterson, and Town Manager Matt Hart, among others.  While Storrs Automotive was the first business to move to the new Storrs Center earlier this year, the ribbon cutting was postponed until surrounding construction was further along. 

Rene Schein is a beloved member of the Mansfield business community.  She was originally hired to manage Storrs Texaco, located at 4 Dog Lane, in August of 1975.  Four years later, she purchased the gasoline and limited repair facility when it was no longer possible to sell gasoline. Rene changed the name to Storrs Automotive, focused on automotive maintenance and repairs, and upgraded to general repairs of foreign and domestic vehicles.  Fellow mechanics Roy Gallant and Mike Geragotelis have worked with Rene for over twenty years.  All three are State Certified Emissions Technicians and have helped scores of residents and visitors with their car maintenance and repair needs. 

Rene’s new building was designed especially for Storrs Automotive, and its architecture takes its cue from its rural Connecticut roots.  A long-time member of the community, Rene is thrilled to be able to continue and expand her business in Storrs Center.  “We look forward to being in the midst of a vibrant downtown for all to enjoy and appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve the community.”   



For more information about Storrs Automotive, visit or call 860-487-1231. 



Storrs Center is a mixed-use town center and main street corridor at the crossroads of the Town of Mansfield, Connecticut and the University of Connecticut.  Located along Storrs Road adjacent to the University, the Town Hall, the regional high school, and the community center, Storrs Center knits thoughtful architecture, pedestrian-oriented streets, and public spaces into a series of small neighborhoods that make up the new fabric of the town center.  Ground floor retail and commercial uses opening onto landscaped sidewalks reinforce traditional street front activity and is supported by residences above and shared community spaces.  Storrs Center combines retail, restaurant, and office uses with residential apartments.


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