October  2015  |  Issue 21

    2015 Labor Day Parade .  Photo ©Marleen Cafarelli
Autumn Arrives!
Betsy Paynter, Newtown Economic Development
Newtown's signature Labor Day Parade kicked off the season. Another huge success of community, businesses and organizations coming together - this is Newtown. Newtown continues to glow in the autumn sun. The trees are beginning to change color and the crisp air hovers over the lakes and streams. Newtown's recent developments, in all phases, provide light within the community as well. An incentive housing development was approved in Sandy Hook Center, The Riverwalk at Sandy Hook Village. Rand Whitney, an advanced manufacturer of corrugate containers, received approval to expand their facility. Multiple buildings within the Villages at Lexington Garden development are taking shape and tenants are securing space. Another new development is The Summit, a mixed use 20,000 sq ft building, is securing tenants and residents at 146 South Main Street. There are plans for a medical building ground breaking along Newtown's "Medical Mile" at 170 Mt. Pleasant Road later this month too. Things are busy in Newtown.

New businesses have opened and expanded within Newtown and Sandy Hook. "Quality of Life" makes Newtown an attractive place for entrepreneurs and "at home" businesses to thrive and grow. You can learn more about Newtownthe land of opportunitylater in the newsletter. 

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 betsy.paynter@newtown-ct.gov or 203-270-4281. Newtown. Live. Work. Grow. With Us.

Betsy Paynter
Economic Development Coordinator
NewsEDCNews from the EDC
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Newtown in the New England
Real Estate Journal
Newtown continues to be the "Land of Opportunity". Offering an ideal location and a range of talented work force, coupled with land and infrastructure, Newtown provides business and development opportunity. Learn more about Newtown in the New England Real Estate Journal, 9-17-15 edition.
Advanced Manufacturing Expands in Newtown
Rand-Whitney Container
Newtown is happy to announce the approval of Rand Whitney's applications to expand their current facility to accommodate business growth. Today, Rand Whitney employs approximately 70 employees in a 130,000 s ft building. Upon their various approvals, they will expand to a 310,000 sq ft building and add approximately 50 employees. This building expansion allows Rand Whitney to bring in state of the art equipment and stay competitive in the corrugate container industry. Congratulations Rand Whitney. 

Sandy Hook Signage & Wayfinding
The Newtown EDC would like to thank the community for their input into the Sandy Hook Signage & Wayfinding study done over the summer. Jane DiDona from DiDona Associates Landscape Architects, LLC presented the final report of the signage and wayfinding on September 30th. This project was made possible with a Preservation Grant through CT Main Street. The EDC and SHOP (Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity) will work together to execute the plan over the next few months.  To learn more, see the presentation >
DevelopNTownNewtown Business Openings
Dere Street Restaurant, Bar & Bakery
33 Main Street, Newtown
Newtown welcomes Dere Street Restaurant, Bar & Bakery to 33 Main Street, next to the flagpole. The restaurant, opening next month, will offer British/Italian cuisine prepared by internationally renowned chef Iain Sampson. Iain has earned numerous prestigious culinary awards culminating in the country's highest honor "Best Chef in
Wales". The restaurant will feature upscale, affordable dishes from both the British Isles and Italy and will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The bakery is located on West Street, directly behind the restaurant. This retail/ bakery shop will feature Dere Street's famous line of scones, tea breads and desserts along with breads, cakes, tarts, sweet and savory pies and much more. Welcome to Newtown! Visit Facebook.

Time Out Bar & Grill     
71 South Main Street, Newtown
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am - 1am, Fri-Sat 11am - 2am
Time Out Sports Bar & Grill is now open at 71 South Main Street. Time Out offers live music & DJ's, 12 flavors of wings, delicious burgers and homemade fries to name a few menu items. Come and enjoy the games on their 12 large screen televisions. Visit Facebook.

HOME - Billy Ceglia Designs
115 Church Hill Road, Sandy Hook Village
Hours: Tues-Fri: 10am - 6pm
Newtown welcomes Billy Ceglia Design studio and shop, HOME, to Sandy Hook Village. The studio's décor will feature the classic and tailored signature details of Billy's work. A range of interior design services, including seasonal design vignettes, exclusive line of custom upholstery, Belgium bedding, accessories and vintage items can all be found at HOME. Billy brings experience, featured in Traditional Home Interiors and Sources, Better Homes & Gardens, Distinction Magazine and more. Stop in and say hello to Billy. Visit website.

Old Glory Days Adult Day Center
107  Church Hill Road, Sandy Hook Village
Hours: Mon-Fri. 9am - 5:30pm
Hours flexible based on need
Old Glory Days Adult Day Center is now open in Sandy Hook Village. Old Glory Days provides supervision and socialization for seniors, while offering support for the caregivers. They offer a cozy, family-like environment that is not overwhelming to those with dementia and allows staff to provide more individualized attention. Visit website.

Diamond Dental
274 South Main Street, Plaza South, Newtown 
Dr. Ranta, a Newtown resident, has opened her dental practice in Plaza South this month. She specializes in dental esthetics, including veneers and whitening along with children and family dentistry. Dr. Ranta honors all types of insurance. Stop by and visit her brand new facility. Congratulations Dr. Ranta!
Visit website.
Nouveau Monde Wine Bar & Bistro
6 Washington Avenue, Sandy Hook Village
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 2pm-10pm, Fri & Sat: 2pm-11pm
Sun: 11:30am-8pm 
The Newtown EDC welcomes Nouveau Monde Wine Bar & Bistro and owner Bill Towne to Sandy Hook Village this December. The beautiful construction at 6 Washington Ave will be home to a two-story wine bar & bistro. Nouveau Monde will present both Old World and New World wines, an eclectic menu of small and large plates in "tapas" style in a cozy, comfortable atmosphere. The menu selection will carry various international flavors which pair nicely with their wines & beer selection. Visit Facebook.
At Home Businesses
La Dolce Vita 
Anne Sandercox, asandercox@gmail.com
Anne has a growing at home bakery business. After an installation of a commercial kitchen, she now produces and sells a wide range of creative, one-of-a-kind, delicious cookies, cakes and treats to celebrate this sweet life!. Creating custom-made sweets for life's memorable moments is her motto. Visit website.
Highlighted Newtown Properties 
The Village at Lexington Gardens
32 Church Hill Road, Newtown
FOR LEASE: Be a part of Newtown's newest premier shopping destination. This site offers an exceptional destination for shopping, dining, entertainment and professional offices. The center includes 7 buildings with 76,500sf of space, on 5 sprawling acres. Tenants include Chase Bank, a new 14,000sf Dental Associates division, Newtown Savings Bank and more. Conveniently set in the downtown Newtown "Borough District", a true destination location.  Among many National & Regional Tenants. 1/3 Mile from I-84 and minutes to Rte 25 & Rte 6.
Curtis Corporate Park, Lot 2 & 7
7 Turnberry Lane
LAND FOR SALE: Corporate Park Opportunity
Significantly reduced, two lots remaining. Curtis Corporate Park Exit 11 of I-84, 50 acres of M4 zone allowing office and industrial uses, Price reduced to $550,000. Parcels is 4.74 ac - 1.01 Ac also available at $225,000, Fire protection system - sprinklers have 2,000 GPM@130 PSI. Low site development costs, private wells and septic.  Learn more >
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.

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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.
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