MANCHESTER >> Ben Hauben, a Manchester businessman and entrpreneur, passed away Tuesday morning.

Hauben was the owner of Vanderbilt Equities, a property development and management firm which helped bring several of the well-known retail store outlets to the town, beginning in the mid-1980s.

A service is planned for 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 10, at the Israel Congregation of Manchester.

More details will be posted as they become available.