Category Archives: Cheshire


(photo courtesy of Everybody's Market)

(Photo courtesy of Everybody’s Market)


April 25, 2014 | Cheshire, CTCalcagni Commercial and Everybody’s Market, both family- owned businesses in Cheshire, today announced the closing of a deal with Big Y Foods, Inc. that will transform Everybody’s Market into Big Y’s Everybody’s Market in the grocery store’s current location at 1021 South Main Street beginning in July 2014.

In talking with Big Y’s real estate manager more than one year ago, the Calcagni Commercial team learned the grocery store chain desired to have a presence in the Cheshire community.

Almost immediately, we thought of Everybody’s Market,” says Ralph Lewis, vice president of Calcagni Commercial. “They’re a family business that has had tremendous success delivering high quality products to high-end consumers. And they’ve done that all these years while remaining true to their core values: accountability; strong relationships, honesty, treating customers like family, and hard work.”

Confident in the potential for productive dialogue between Big Y and Everybody’s, Calcagni introduced the two families. For Sam Morris of Everybody’s, bringing in Big Y made perfect sense.

 “Ever since my late father, Irv Morris who passed away in 2012, brought Everybody’s back to Cheshire in the 1990’s, we’ve been dedicated to building strong, long-term relationships with our neighbors by selling high-quality local and natural produce, meats, seafood, and groceries,” says Sam Morris. “It was my dad who laid the foundation for all our success to date and made it possible for us to explore this unique opportunity with Big Y. We are two companies that have the same family values at our core, and I think Big Y is going to be a great addition to our Cheshire community.”

Morris informed Everybody’s management of the deal this morning. Management then spent the day sharing the news with employees.

Big Y will handle hiring for the new store. On its website, Big Y announced the April 29, 2014 opening of a hiring site for Big Y’s Everybody’s Market at 1029 South Main Street in Cheshire.

About Calcagni Commercial

Led by vice president Ralph Lewis, Calcagni Commercial’s specialized real estate team has the expertise to create value as opposed to take advantage of the moment, providing clients with perspective on past events and current trends as well as insight into market changes and coming opportunities. This combination of experience and vision uniquely lends itself to making highly valuable real estate decisions. Calcagni Commercial offers brokerage, development, and entitlement services. For more information, please visit or call 203-272-1821.

Calcagni New Agent Spotlight: Jennifer Cetrone Arcesi

Jennifer Arcesi  Calcagni Associates Real Estate

Jennifer Cetrone Arcesi, REALTOR

Calcagni Real Estate President Steven Calcagni recently announced the appointment of residential sales agent Jennifer Cetrone Arcesi to the company’s Cheshire office.

Jennifer is a full time REALTOR who specializes in seller and buyer representation and assisting first-time home buyers. She is a member of the Greater New Haven Board of Realtors, Connecticut Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors. “Jennifer is a great addition to our team, and brings a great level of energy and professionalism to our Cheshire office,” said Steven Calcagni.

A Cheshire resident since childhood, Jennifer attended Cheshire public schools and maintains close ties to her local community. After moving away for college and spending a few years as newlyweds in Atlanta, she and her husband returned to Cheshire to be near family. Jennifer and her family enjoy spending time on the Connecticut shoreline, where she specializes in assisting clients buying and selling vacation homes. Prior to becoming a licensed real estate professional, Jennifer studied Interior Design, where she developed skills that allow her to show the best possibilities of a home.

Jennifer is available to serve all your real estate needs throughout the Central Connecticut area, the shoreline, and beyond. She may be reached at Calcagni Real Estate’s office located at 330 South Main Street or by calling (203) 272-1821 Ext. 305 or by visiting:

Calcagni Real Estate Property Highlight: 15 Stonegate Circle, Cheshire

A unique opportunity to live in Cheshire’s exclusive Stonegate community of maintenance-free homes…


Upon entering the spacious foyer of this elegantly designed luxury home, you will notice the many upgrades throughout, along with features such as:
An inviting gourmet kitchen, vaulted, light-filled ceilings, 3 bedrooms, including a first floor master, 4 bathrooms, a library and expansive loft area.


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Perfect for entertaining, this home features an additional 1,100 sq ft in the finished lower level.            

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Exterior features include a lovely private patio, and professionally landscaping.

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Property Link:

Private appointments are available to view this spectacular home by contacting the listing agent at 203-272-1821 Ext. 341, or by visiting WWW.CALCAGNI.COM


Exciting arts center coming to Cheshire!….

Ball & Socket

Calcagni Real Estate is a proud fan and supporter of Ball & Socket Arts, a local arts organization, is planning to transform Cheshire’s  former  Ball & Socket Manufacturing Co. into a multi-disciplinary arts center and community gathering place. They are raising funds to renovate & rehab this beautiful and historic site to include art galleries, performance spaces, studios, classrooms, shops, restaurants and more…

To that end, Ball & Socket Arts is participating in a 36-HOUR ONLINE GIVING EVENT sponsored by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. You may help by making a donation between 8AM OCTOBER 2 and 8PM OCTOBER 3- your donation will be augmented with matching funds from the foundation!

The Great Give

[Purchase of the site will take place in March 2014 and work will begin immediately. Opening day is planned for summer of 2016… Stay tuned for more info on this exciting project that will bring arts & culture to Cheshire!]

For more info visit: and

Calcagni Real Estate Announces Expansion in New Construction and New Sales Manager in Their Cheshire Office

Betsy Bogin & Gina Schumilla

Pictured: Betsy Bogin, Director of New Homes and Land Consulting; Gina Shumilla, Sales Manager, Cheshire Office


Cheshire, CT (June 17, 2013)- Steven Calcagni, President of Calcagni  Real Estate, recently announced the appointment of Gina Shumilla as the new Sales Manager of the company’s Cheshire office, and Betsy Bogin, as the Director of New Homes and Land Consulting.

The change in leadership is a response to the changing local real estate market, creating a need for an expanded management role in the company’s new construction and land development department. In 2008 Bogin Bogin scaled back her role in new construction, and stepped into the position of sales manager in the Cheshire office.  With a growing demand for new construction properties, Bogin’s expertise can once again be fully utilized to oversee development projects.  She brings 35 years of real estate experience and an extensive background in working with both builders and buyers, and taking land from “raw” to subdivision status. “The real estate market is turning around, and today’s home builders feel as good about their sales prospects as at any time in the last 5 years. We are thrilled to have Betsy back in this key role at our company. She is a very effective leader, and has a long history with our company. The timing is perfect for her to step back into this position. said Steven Calcagni.

Gina Shumilla was thoughtfully chosen by Steven Calcagni and Betsy Bogin as Bogin’s successor as Cheshire sales manager. She will be responsible for leading a team of 40 real estate sales professionals serving the town of Cheshire and surrounding communities. “We are very excited to have Gina fill this management position,” said Calcagni, “Gina is an accomplished professional whose energy, creativity and ties to the local community are the qualities that will enable her to lead our flagship office to continued success.”

Gina has lived in Cheshire since 1999 with her husband and three children. Her professional background includes insurance adjusting, management training, and most recently becoming a valued member of the Calcagni team as a successful agent. She loves living and working in her local community and is highly involved in her children’s school activities and organizations. “I am honored to lead a team of such accomplished and experienced agents- almost half of which each have 20+ years of real estate experience. My goal is to capitalize on this experience, grow the team, and ensure that we maintain our dominant market share over the next two decades.” said Shumilla.

Calcagni Real Estate is developing several new construction and commercial projects and is continuing to expand their team of real estate professionals. The company’s deep understanding of the local marketplace and long history of excellent service is evidenced by their industry-leading 24 percent market share within their core towns of Cheshire, Hamden, Southington, and Wallingford. That is more than twice the market share of the nearest competitor, and is still climbing.

The company was honored as a Top Work Place two years in a row in 2011 and 2012, as well as being named Best Real Estate Agency in the “Record-Journal Readers’ Choice Awards 2012” and Cheshire CitizenBest of Awards 2013”, and earning second place honors in the New Haven Advocate “Best of New Haven Readers’ Poll 2013”.

Calcagni expanded into the Southington market in late 2011, opening their fourth office. Larger space is already needed to accommodate their growing team and the office will relocate this month to the Plantsville section of Southington. “The solid upswing of the local real estate market is creating exciting opportunities for our company, our agents, and most importantly our customers.” said Calcagni.

Local Happenings: Cheshire Dog Park 1st Annual Canine Carnival

Stop by this fun event in Cheshire, tomorrow, Saturday, June 15th 1-4 PM.. Our very own realtor Stacey DeAngelis will be in the dunk tank, helping raise funds for the Cheshire Dog Park! (Look out Stacey!)

For more info on the Cheshire Dog Park, visit:

Canine Carnival


Calcagni Real Estate Voted ‘Best Real Estate Company’ in Cheshire Citizen’s “BEST OF AWARDS 2013”

THANK YOU to everyone who voted for Calcagni Real Estate as ‘Best Real Estate Company’ in the Cheshire Citizen’s “BEST OF AWARDS 2013“!

Also, CONGRATS to our very own Stacey DeAngelis for winning 1st place in the ‘Best Real Estate Agent’ category!

To view the current issue of the Cheshire Citizen, click here —>

Cheshire Citizen Best of Awards 2013