December  2015  |  Issue 22

    Photo ©Amy Mangold, Newtown Parks & Recreation
Happy Holidays!
Betsy Paynter, Newtown Economic Development
Newtown has so much to celebrate this holiday season. 2015 brought development, new business openings and opportunity within the Newtown community. The Hawelyville business district located off exit 9 of I-84, the home of Newtown's Medical Mile, was a primary development focus.  The planned sewer line extension and addition of 56,000 sq ft of medical building space and services brought attraction to the area. Newtown's partnership with Maplewood Healthcare, LLC has helped put Newtown on the "medical map". 
2015 also brought Newtown key zoning approvals for commercial and residential development. The Incentive housing development in Sandy Hook Village, The River Walk at Sandy Hook Village, will bring 65 residential units to the commercial village district. Manufacturer, Rand Whitney Container, received approvals for a large plant expansion and a Commercial Design District was approved at exit 10 of I-84, allowing drive-thrus at the exit. Newtown's gateway off exit 10 will see enhancements in 2016 with the Villages at Lexington retail development beginning to take shape and more to come.
Newtown moves into 2016 still "Open For Business". The EDC has a new and improved look to their website, It's still packed with valuable resources and information, check it out today. Newtown's fast track permitting process and business tax incentives are here to encourage commercial development and assist commercial property owners in Newtown. Newtown's leadership and staff continue to be "business -friendly" and are here to help your business grow and thrive in Newtown.  

Stay up to date with business news from the Newtown EDC, by "liking" our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter at @NewtownCTEDC or join our LinkedIn group. 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
Celebrate CT! Newtown nominates
Maplewood Healthcare, LLC
Maplewood Healthcare, LLC was honored at the annual "Celebrate CT" event held at the Bushnell in Hartford on December 2nd. Newtown nominated Maplewood Healthcare, LLC as a major contributor to the Western CT region's economic growth this past year. With the expansion of Maplewood Healthcare's current facility and the development of two medical buildings along Newtown's Medical Mile, Maplewood is a valued partner to Newtown. The creation of jobs and bringing services to our residents, Newtown thanks
 Maplewood Healthcare, LLC for their partnership.
Learn more here
Newtown EDC has a "New Look"     
The Newtown EDC's website has a new and improved look, but still the same valuable information for entrepreneurs, business owners, property owners and developers. Visit
DevelopNTownNewtown Business Openings
Berkshire Veterinary Hospital
1 Toddy HIll Road, Sandy Hook
Newtown welcomes a new business owner to the existing Berkshire Veterinary Hospital in Sandy Hook. Dr. Jarek Guzy recently became the hospital owner and is eager to continue the tradition of family values and building community. Dr. Guzy comes originally from Poland, where he worked with small and large animals, but came to America to fulfill his dream of growing his own veterinary practice. Welcome to Sandy Hook! 

Tazza Cucina & Bar       
274 South Main Street, Newtown
Newtown welcomes resident and business owner Rob Furnari to Plaza South, Newtown. Rob also owns award winning Tazza Osteria & Bar in Fairfield and now expands to Newtown with Tazza Cucina & Bar. Their menu offers "creative Italian" options such as  Seared tuna, Nina's arancini, ricotta gnocchi, grilled octopus, sea scallops; duck arancia, grilled salmon, polenta inverno, vitello saltimbocca, warm panettone bread pudding, crème caramel, tres leches, gelato sliders and more. Yum!. Facebook page.

274 South Main Street, Plaza South, Newtown  
Open 7 days a week
Visit website for class times
Newtown welcome's Boostcycle to Newtown. Boostcycle is a boutique fitness studio offering indoor cycling rides for every type of rider. They offer high intensity rides and use different techniques to give your entire body an effective workout in just 50 minutes.  Visit website.
Eggs & Company
71 South Main Street, Newtown
Hours: Mon-Sat: 6:30am - 3pm, Sun: 7am-noon
Newtown welcomes Eggs & Company to Newtown. They are a lovely neighborhood restaurant that reminds you of being a "moms on Sunday morning". They offer comfort food, full breakfast and lunch seven days a week. Dine in or take out. Their menu includes multiple kinds of omelets, eggs benedicts, pancakes, French toast, burgers, signature sandwiches, wraps, etc.
At Home Businesses
New Phase Wellness Newtown 
Tina Long, Trained Health Coach
It's rare for anyone to get an hour to explore their wellness goals with a trained professional. As an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Tina created a supportive environment that enables you to articulate and achieve your goals. 
To learn more how Tina can help, visit her website.

"Making life easy, one roll at a time" is two Newtown entrepreneur's tagline. Carol and Stacey, owners of Mom-eez, LLC, are in business. After discussing ideas at the kitchen table, they developed, patented, created a prototype and began manufacturing an easier way to dispense and use a roll of garbage bags. With distribution in 6 local hardware stores, they're on their way. Learn more about this innovative product and where you can get a package. Congratulations Carol & Stacey!  Visit website.
Highlighted Newtown Properties 
Rocky Glen Office Park
75 Glen Road, Sandy Hook
Rocky Glen office park is located in Sandy Hook along the serene Pootatuck River. It's also the home to a diverse group of growing national and international firms. Learn how your company can be a part of this dynamic environment. The natural beauty that surrounds this building lends it's self to creativity and innovation. Learn more here. Learn more>
94 South Main Street
FOR SALE: Corporate Park Opportunity
3.14 acres in the South Main Design District - allows numerous commercial uses, with application and approval. High visibility corner lot on Route 25 with traffic counts of 20,000+ per day.
Learn more > 
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Tourism - An Economic Driver 
Tourism is a top economic driver for the state of Connecticut. Stay up to date and subscribe to the Office of Tourism Director, Randy Fiveash's newsletters.
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