August 2015  |  Issue 20

Eichlers Cove, Sandy Hook.  Photo ©Anne Eigen
Welcome Summer!

Betsy Paynter

Newtown has a multitude of natural resources to enjoy year round; the summer brings out some of our best features. Waterways and woodlands are sprinkled throughout the 60 square miles of Newtown's landscape, providing a wide variety of entertainment and enjoyment for the residents and visitors. Take time to enjoy the parks, lakes, rivers and hiking trails throughout Newtown's open space, state land and Fairfield Hills Campus. Enjoy the property and trails along with wine and cheese at Newtown's McLaughlin Vineyards or stop by the farmstand store at Shortt's Farm & Garden, both in Sandy Hook. Discover Newtown.


Many of Newtown's restaurants and delis have delicious offerings for a local picnic. Stop by Newtown's General Store, Misty Vale Deli, Newtown Deli, Butcher's Best, Cafe Xpresso, The Burrito Shack, Carminuccio's Pizza, SOHO Pizza, The Villa, Franco's, Sandy Hook Deli, Papa Al's, just to name a few, for your take-out options. Explore Newtown's natural beauty this summer; we have so much to offer.


Stay up to date with business news from the Newtown EDC, by "liking" our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter at @NewtownCTEDC. 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
NewsEDCNews from the EDC
Newtown EDC

Brownfield Grant Received for
Batchelder Property

Newtown will receive $150,000 grant from the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) for brownfield redevelopment and assessment grant for the Batchelder property located in the Botsford business district. The abandoned industrial property is being considered as a solar farm by the Town of Newtown. Read more >


Newtown Town Meeting Hosted  by State  Legislatures

Wednesday, August 19th from 6pm - 8pm, CH Booth Library Meeting Room, 25 Main Street, Newtown. Come hear from our state representatives on the happenings in Hartford and how the new laws will affect us moving forward.  Read more > 

DevelopNTownNewtown Business Openings

Pink Soda Blow Dry Bar

224 South Main Street, Newtown
Welcome owner Wendy Brown to Newtown, opening the Pink Soda Blow Dry Bar and Makeup Lounge is breaking the mold and leading the way! Newtown's first Blow Dry Bar. They offer a blend of new and trendy with chic, specializing in revitalizing your locks, as well as beautifying you into a goddess, using a range of treatments fit for a queen. Visit website.


228 South Main Street, Newtown
Hours: Monday - Saturday 9am - 8pm, Sun: 11am - 5pm

Newtown welcomes Verizon to the Sandy Hill Plaza. They strive for outstanding customer service, offering the best package for phone and mobil devices. Stop in and say hello to Chris, the manager today. Visit website.


Dad's Consignment Tools and More
317 South Main Street, Newtown

Hours: Tues - Fri: 10am - 6pm,
Sat: 9am - 4pm, Sun: Noon - 4pm. 

Where you can purchase or consign anything that is in Dad's garage. Items are rust-free and in working order; ranging from drills, lawn tools, trimmers, grilling equipment, electrical items and more. Newtown welcomes owners Brad & Liz - stop in and see what you can find or sell. Friend them on Facebook.


Wise Learning Centers

20 Church Hill Road, Newtown

Hours: Mon - Thurs: 8am - 8pm, Fri: 8am - 6pm
Sat: 9am - 5pm

Newtown welcomes Wise Learning Centers to Church Hill Road. They customize tutoring designs for individuals with learning differences, ages 5 yrs old and beyond.
Newtown is their fifth location in Western CT. Visit website.

Newtown Business Expansions

The Sheep Shoppe 

224 South Main Street, Newtown 

Congratulations to owner Nancy Gould on her expansion from her previous Hawleyville location now to Rt. 25 on South Main Street. She continues to offer a wide range of knitting, crochet and needlepoint items plus classes. Visit website and Facebook.

Newtown Deli & Sandy Hook Deli

79 S Main St, Newtown

102 Church Hill Rd, Sandy Hook

Both delis are under a new ownership. They will continue offering the delicious sandwiches and prepared food menu along with Mediterrinean items too. Hummus, stuffed grape leaves, chicken, beef and lamb shish kabobs and more. Stop and say hello to Omar, the new owner of both delis. Welcome to Newtown.

Highlighted Newtown Properties 
14 Church Hill Road, Newtown

FOR LEASE: Newly constructed, attractive retail and office property located in the heart of Newtown, CT. Provides ample and convenient parking with connection to Big Y center. Signalized intersection, convenient access to other commerce and I-84 east / west interchange at exit 10. A great opportunity for any retail or office. Learn more >
Contact: R.Calabrese Agency, LLC (203) 573-0342

South Main Commons, Unit #14
87 South Main Street,Newtown

FOR SALE: This professionally maintained building is home to a host of businesses. 540 sf of professional office space is available for purchase along South Main Street/Rt. 25, Newtown.  Learn more>

Newtown Shopping Village, LP

The Big Y shopping Plaza in Newtown, located in the heart of the Newtown Central business district, has approximately 700 sq feet of prime retail space available.
Contact Susan Riccio for more details: 203-257-7080 

Falling Water, LLC
75 Glen Road, Sandy Hook

FOR LEASE: Class A offices, natural sandblasted brick offices with 15' natural wood ceilings, exposed wood beams and 24 hour tenant controlled heat and air. Opening windows. Bright, light and airy with 180 degree panoramic views of the Rocky Glen Scenic Preserve with waterfalls, the winding Pootatuck River, 200' tall granite cliffs, 10 story evergreens.


It looks like a vacation resort with million dollar views. 

Contact: Jack Braverman, (203) 222-8100

around_stateNews From Around The State
The Manufacturing Innovation Fund Apprenticeship Program 
CT's Department of Economic and Community Development will fund a $30 million program created to strengthen the competitiveness of Connecticut's manufacturing base. Learn more here.


Doing Business in Connecticut

There are many reasons to do business in Connecticut. Learn about the various resources available for your company to succeed and thrive in the great state of Connecticut.  Learn more here.

New Connecticut Website Redesign

The State of Connecticut has launched a new look to their website. Check it out.

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