March 2015  |  Issue 19
Happy Spring!

Betsy Paynter

The winter brought us snow and cold winds, now we welcome the thaw as construction vehicles move around multiple sites in Newtown. The spring construction season is here and Newtown development is kicking into full gear.


Recently, we celebrated grand opening ribbon cuttings for new businesses and expansions. Divine Dogs expanded into their new space and is open at 78 South Main Street. Newtown welcomes Cafe Xpresso at 150 South Main Street, offering delicious coffee, baked goods and sandwiches. The Burrito Shack is now open at 314 South Main, a wonderful addition to Newtown's eateries. Also, Filet, a steak and seafood restaurant, is now located at 43 South Main Street. We anticipate additional restaurant openings in Newtown over the coming year. Stay tuned, Newtown is becoming a "restaurant destination".


Newtown's "Medical Mile" is located in the Hawleyville Business District, off exit 9 of I-84. It's a growing destination, as we prepare to welcome multiple medical services and professionals to the area. Construction of a 26,000 sf medical building is now complete, with an additional 30,000 sf medical building to begin construction this spring. Newtown is looking to grow the medical business cluster in this area. Let me know if you're interested in learning more about the medical opportunities along Newtown's "Medical Mile".


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I'm here to help your business grow in Newtown and Sandy Hook. Please contact me if you have any questions or business needs at or 203-270-4281. Newtown. Live. Work. Grow. With Us.


Betsy Paynter

Economic Development Coordinator
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Newtown's "Medical Mile"

Newtown is promoting a medical business cluster in the Hawleyville business district along Mt. Pleasant Rd/ US Route 6 corridor. Construction of a 26,000 sf medical building at 164 Mt. Pleasant Rd is now complete, the new home to DaVita Dialysis and other medical services opening this spring. An additional medical building is approved next door at 170 Mt. Pleasant Rd, construction to begin this spring. With the sewer infrastructure installation coming this spring, Hawleyville's "Medical Mile" makes for the ideal location; off exit 9 of I-84 with tracks of commercial land available for development. We're looking to attract medical services in the area, give us a call to learn more.


Sandy Hook Village - Signage & Wayfinding

Newtown received a $10,000 Preservation of Place Grant through Connecticut Main Street Center (CMSC), a downtown revitalization and economic development non-profit organization. The grant will be used for a consultant to create a Signage and Wayfinding strategy in and around Sandy Hook Village. The project will go through spring/summer with final plans presented in the fall. We look forward to adding directive signage to help promote the location and awareness of Sandy Hook Village along with parking and services located within Sandy Hook. Learn more >

DevelopNTownNewtown Home-Based Business

Floral Design by Melissa

Floral Design By Melissa is ready for the 2015 wedding and events season with a newly renovated studio located in Sandy Hook.  As a home based business, floral designer, Melissa Beard, enjoys helping her clients make their special day even more beautiful with carefully crafted floral designs.  Melissa has been in the floral business for 20 years and offers floral arrangements for all special events.
Learn more >


Concierge Associates, LLC 
Specializing in Property Management for your vacant or rental home along with relocation assistance whether it is corporate or non
-corporate.   Everyone is busy with the trials of daily life, Concierge Associates can step in and help you start the move process as well as take over managing your second home. With over 35 years combined corporate/global experience they take the proactive approach to help organize the process with you.   Learn more >


Business Openings & Expansions

Fairground Wine & Spirits 

228 South Main Street, Newtown

Fairground Wine & Spirits has opened their new 5,000 sf store in Newtown's Sand Hill Plaza, next door to Stop & Shop. They offer an extensive collection of craft beers, wines and liquors along with accessories and gift baskets.
Learn more >

The Exceptional Pet

3 Simms Lane, Newtown  

Newtown welcomes Abby Hill and The Expceptional Pet, a dedicated dog training facility. Clients enjoy the fully matted, 3,000+ sf training facility located on Simms Lane. Abby offers private behavioral consultations and training for pet dogs, puppy group obedience classes for  beginners and more advanced students along with Nosework, Agility, CGC Testing, and other specialty classes for clients throughout Northern Fairfield County. Learn more >

Stockwell Agency, LLC

17 Church Hill Road, Newtown

Congratulations to Pete Stockwell and The Stockwell Agency, LLC on their business expansion and purchase of his new office located at 17 Church Hill Road, in the Newtown Borough Business District. Previously located on 85 South Main Street, Pete has doubled the size of his business over the past five years and expanded to his current location. The Stockwell Agency, LLC offers a variety of products in auto, home, business and life insurance. Pete believes in The Newtown Way: Buy Local First concept and wants to help local businesses and residents with their insurance needs. He also has approx. 700 sf of professional office space for lease within his building, contact him to learn more 203-426-8080 or Stockwell Agency, LLC website.  Learn more >

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Dana Holcomb House
29 Main Street, Newtown
The Dana-Holcombe House is a lovely New England Inn, an intimate catering facility and conference center located at the flagpole area of Newtown's historic Main Street. The state of the art facility is a beautiful destination for business executives traveling locally or a place to host your business event, work party and/or gathering.  Learn more >

anniversaryBusiness Anniversaries
Anne Ragusa, Attorney - Celebrating 25th Anniversary
103 South Main Street, Newtown
Congratulations to Attorney Anne M. Ragusa who is celebrating her 25th year in practice.  Attorney Ragusa has been delivering legal services to individuals and companies in Newtown and beyond.  Her general practice law firm is committed to delivery outstanding service, while building long-standing relationships based on trust and integrity.  Her firm's mission is to provide excellent legal representation for its clients in a skilled, professional and courteous manner. 
Learn more >

Firesafe Chimney Service - Celebrating 20th Anniversary
Newtown, Connecticut 06470
Congratulations to Firesafe Chimney Service on celebrating their 20th anniversary. Firesafe Chimney Service is a family owned and operated chimney sweep company serving Newtown and surrounding communities for the past 20 years. Firesafe Chimney Service is a proud member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild. They clean fireplaces, wood stoves, fireplace inserts, oil or gas burner chimneys and offer dryer vent cleanings too.  Services include chimney caps, waterproofing, crown repairs, stainless steel relining and more.
Highlighted Newtown Properties 
25 Commerce Road, Newtown

Office Building For Lease.  Located within Newtown's Commerce Park, an Office / Industrial park setting. This free standing building with abundant parking is located near I-84 at exit 10. Floor plan is a mix of perimeter office, central bull pen and break room. Property abuts open space.  Learn more >  

228 South Main Street, Newtown
Commercial Land for Sale. 

Approximately 2 acres of commercial land for sale along Rt. 25/South Main Street in Newtown. The property is level with great visibility and site lines and no wetlands. It's accessible to public gas, water, and electricity. Learn more >

around_townNews From Around Town

Tri-Chamber Business Master Class - Business Seminars

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The Newtown, Brookfield and Bethel Chambers are presenting a workshop series together. The Business Master Class will take business professionals through advanced business principles. The series will provide strategies that will revitalize, motivate and enhance the skills that build results driven performers. Learn more >

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Caregiver Support Group

A caregiver support group will be offered at the Newtown Senior Center. The program is open to those in the community who are caring for a loved one. The group will be held at Newtown Senior Center on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays beginning April 7 from 5:30 - 6:30pm. For more information or to pre-register please call Maureen at 203-792-0864 or email


around_stateNews From Around The State
Connecticut Talks Tolls 

Connecticut is discussing the use of tolls on our highways to help support future transportation infrastructure needs. The organization, Inform CT, a non-partisan research, analysis, and public outreach who's focused on issues in Connecticut, has prepared information discussing all sides of the concept. 
Learn More >

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