June / July 2014  |  Issue 15
Newtown News


Betsy Paynter

Summer is here in Newtown. It's time to get outdoors and enjoy all that Newtown and our local businesses have to offer. Newtown is proud of their New England offerings of homemade ice cream, fresh fruits and vegetables, local meats for the BBQ, along with hiking trails and swimming locations. "Discover Newtown" today, learn more.


Newtown held their first Manufacturers meeting earlier this month. Many of our manufacturers attended such as Curtis Packaging, Architectural Glass, Tier One Manufacturing, M Cubed, O2 Concepts, TUV Rheinland and others. We had guest speakers from the state and federal governments to present their support programs offered for manufacturing companies in CT. 


Newtown's development is in full swing. There's construction activity in most areas of town including Hawleyville, South Main Street, The Borough and Sandy Hook. You can learn more about these projects further in the newsletter. 


Attention developers and not for profits! The State of Connecticut is releasing Brownfield clean up funding for your benefit. Learn more in the newsletter, deadline is June 30th. Interested parties should contact Liz or myself so we can help with your application. 


Have you thought about opening a restaurant? There are opportunities in Newtown. Newtown could be the place to open your dream restaurant or expand your current operation in a new location. Learn more below. 


Be sure to stay up to date with news from the Newtown EDC via Facebook.

Elizabeth and I are here to help your business grow and prosper in Newtown. Please let us know if you have any questions and how we can help your business needs. 

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Betsy Paynter

Economic Development Coordinator
NewsEDCNews from the EDC
Newtown EDC

The Newtown EDC welcomes the newest commission member, Michael Boyle. Michael has been a Newtown resident for many years. His career background consists of senior management positions in sales, marketing, strategic planning and finance. Mike has extensive experience in several industries including printing, flexible packaging and plastic bottle manufacturing. We welcome Michael to the commission.


Business Resources

The EDC website is a great business resource for all types of business assistance including start up needs to manufacturers, agricultural and hi-technology industries. Check it out today and let us know if you have any questions. 

DevelopNTownNewtown Development

Villages at Lexington Gardens

30 Church Hill Road, Newtown 

Construction broke ground last month, beginning the development at the old Lexington Gardens site in the Borough business district of Newtown. There will be four new buildings with a total of 60,500 sq ft., including 30,250 for retail and 30,250 of office professional space.  The development includes two restaurant sites with outdoor dining. To date, 23,750 sq ft is spoken for with the rest available. Interested parties should contact Doug Rose at Coldwell Banker Commercial, 203-470-3799, for more details. Learn more.

Maplewood Healthcare, LLC

164 Mount Pleasant Road, Newtown

Maplewood Healthcare, LLC broke ground on its new two-story, 26,000 sq ft medical office building last month. DaVita Inc., a national provider of dialysis treatments, will become the lead tenant in this project, taking approximately 38% of the buildings ground floor.  Due to the trend of hospitals moving many of their non-core businesses off-site and closer to the communities they serve, this location would be very suitable for a variety of medical and healthcare related uses due to convenience, quality/design and parking. New development is located next to a 170 unit age-restricted housing development and a 100 unit senior living community known as Maplewood at Newtown. Interested parties should contact Todd Payne at Goodfellow Ashmore, 203-744-7025 Ext. 1320 or Bob Cascella 203-744-7025 Ext. 1370. Get more information. 

Retail/Medical Space Available on South Main Street

146 South Main Street, Newtown

A new retail development opportunity is underway on Rt. 25, located at 146 South Main Street. There are 10,000 sq ft avialable for retail. Nearby businesses include Stop & Shop, TJ Maxx, Panera and Olympia Sports to name a few. Interested parties should contact Kerry Wood at the Dartmouth Company. Learn more about this property here.
NewsCTNews from Around the State
Attention Developers & Not for Profits!
Brownfield Grant Opportunities
The State of Connecticut is offering $20 million dollars worth of grants and loans for Brownfield remediation, characterization, assessment and related planning and other cleanup activities on priority brownfield sites statewide. Act soon - the application deadline is June 30th. Interested parties should contact Liz at 203-270- 4271 or myself at 203-270-4281  
Department of Labor 

Are you looking to hire new employees or provide training for your existing employees? The department of Labor is offering a subsidized training and employment program to businesses of all sizes, big or small. Take advantage of these opportunities, DOL is here to help your company grow in CT. Learn More.

Connecticut Export General Assistance Fund (GAF)

Connecticut Still Revolutionary The CT Export General Assistance Fund (GAF) provides State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) funding to eligible small businesses for participation in export opportunities. The program goal is to aid companies in expanding their export initiatives and to increase eligible Connecticut companies' export sales by spurring participation in export opportunities. Eligible activities include trade shows, trade missions, marketing and internationalization, U.S. Department of Commerce services (Gold Key, International Partner Search, International Company Profile), export training opportunities and export B2B matchmaking, the deadline is August 15th - Learn more.   

CTBizConnecticut is Open for Business 
Learn the Connecticut advantage. Connecticut has launched a new website touting the key economic strengths and business sectors. This new website provides information on CT incentives, marketing and resources on how CT is open for business.
BestofFairfieldNewtown Businesses Place in the Best of Fairfield County

The EDC congratulates the following Newtown businesses for placing in the top 3 of their categories in the Best of Fairfield County Readers' Poll:  Andy Sachs (Coldwell Banker), Butcher's Best, Crossfit Hook'd, Five Guys and Fries, Julie Allen Bridal, Kerri Glassman PT, Newtown Hardware, Newtown MediSpa, Newtown Youth Acad­emy, Sabrina Style, Salon Michelle, Peachwave, The Inn at Newtown, Urgent Care of New­town, resident Dr. Deb Bossio.

CommercialCommercial Space

Newtown Offers Restaurant Opportunities:

For Sale - Excellent Condition!

160 South Main Street, Newtown

4,900 SF, 167 dining seats with 110 parking spaces. Restaurant includes sunroom plus outdoor patio and fireplace, fully equipped and updated, all furniture, fixtures, serving ware and equipment. RT 25, 2.5 miles from Interstate 84, exit 11.


Stratford Hall - Come to the Fairfield Hills Campus!

Beautiful Architecture!

9,000 GSF, street level 4,500 sq. ft., basement 4,500 sq. ft. Built in 1933 previously a library and executive dining hall. Handsome brick structure with masonry framing. Includes 2,500 sq. ft center hall area with a 20-ft ceiling, elegant arched windows. Renovation possibilities include quality restaurant, banquet hall, bank branch, unique retail shop, gallery or office space, and similar commercial uses. Click here for more info.


Botsford Drive-In 

282 South Main Street, Newtown

The Botsford Drive-In has always been Newtown's version of McDonalds, serving locals and RT25 travelers since 1955. This red and white almost historic drive-in features a very large parking area, picnic tables and prime location on RT25.  

Sandy Hook Restaurant and Retail/Office Space Available: 


For Sale! Sandy Hook Diner

The famous Sandy Hook Diner has been voted best neighborhood diner by CT Magazine. This established business opened in 1935. Located in a terrific location in downtown Sandy Hook with plenty of parking. Business only for sale, not the real estate. Own a part of history.


117A Church Hill Rd, Sandy Hook

Looking to expand or relocate your business? This Sandy Hook ideal location is perfect for a nail salon, barber shop, dry cleaners, jewelry store, office or retail. Offers city water and sewers, surrounded by delis, restaurants, office and karate academy.


115 Church Hill Rd, Sandy Hook

Great use for a boutique, nail salon, spa, retail business. Includes city water and sewers. Building has been recently renovated, provides ample parking, sidewalks, high traffic location and scenic views of the Pootatuck River. 

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