May  2016  |  Issue 24

  Nouveau Monde Wine Bar, Grand Opening in Sandy Hook. Photo courtesy EDC
Welcome Spring!
Betsy Paynter, Newtown Economic Development
April showers tried to take over May this spring. The sun is out and temperatures are on the rise like many of the newly developed buildings in Newtown. With the mild weather this winter, many development projects were able to continue their pace. The Village at Lexington Gardens are shaping the landscape of the Borough along Church Hill Road. We look forward to Dental Associates' expansion within the village along with new restaurants, offices and retail to come.

The EDC hosted Newtown's Annual Manufacturers & Business Breakfast last month at Rock Ridge Country Club with a large turnout of business owners and staff. National Small Business Week was celebrated with a business resource panel at the CH Booth Library for local entrepreneurs. The EDC and the library continue to bring the business community support with speakers and webinars on a wide range of topics to help with local business growth. The Newtown Chamber is stronger than ever with the edition of Helen Brickfield, their new business development director. I encourage all area businesses to learn more about the Newtown Chamber happenings and get connected.  The EDC is happy to announce the Farmer's Market at Fairfield Hills will begin their new season on Tuesday, June 28th. The two organizations worked together with the Planning and Zoning Commission over the winter to allow prepared foods and food trucks. 

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. Please contact me if you have any questions or business needs in Newtown or Sandy Hook at or 203-270-4281.

Newtown. Live. Work. Grow. With Us.

Betsy Paynter
Economic Development Coordinator
NewsEDCNews from the EDC
EDC's Annual Manufacturing & Business Breakfast
The EDC hosted a successful breakfast for mid-size businesses and manufacturers at Rock Ridge Country Club last month. Speakers provided valuable information from organizations such as Department of Labor, WCSU, CT Technical High Schools, DECD, PTAP, CBIA and the Newtown Chamber of Commerce. 

Newtown Chamber of Commerce Grows  chamber of Commerce
The EDC congratulates the Newtown Chamber of Commerce on their recent addition of Helen Brickfield, the new Business Development Director. Helen will bring outreach and added value to the business community and opportunity for the Chamber. The EDC looks forward to continuing our partnership with the Chamber to support all Newtown businesses. 
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Farmers' Market at Fairfield Hills
Adding Prepared Foods
Every Tuesday from 2pm - 6pm
Beginning Tuesday, June 28th

Together, the EDC and the Farmers' Market at Fairfield Hills worked to enhance the market this year. They received approval from the Planning & Zoning Commission to offer prepared foods and food trucks. Look for a wide range of vendors coming this season. Stay up to date and follow the Farmers' Market on Facebook.  Learn more >

highlightsFeatured Businesses
Clancy Relocation & Logistics
7 Edmund Road, Newtown
Clancy Relocation is an agent for United Van Lines, serving Connecticut and the region for nearly 100 years. Whether around the corner, across the country or around the world, they are your relocation solution, offering white glove moving of high value items and are fully insured. Experience includes residential and corporate moving. Past clients include the president, the Pope, corporations such as Pepsi, and possibly your neighbor!  
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Newtown Manufacturer Expands  
O2-Concepts, located in the Industrial Park at 15 Commerce Road is doubling their size over the next year. A manufacturer of portable oxygen devices, O-2 Concepts now exports their line internationally. The company opened their doors in Newtown just over three years ago. Now they're expanding from a 13,000 sq ft operation to almost 25,000 sq ft and increasing their workforce from 30 to 60 employees over the next year. Congratulations to O2-Concepts from the EDC on their success in Newtown. Learn more > 
newNew Businesses
Castle Hill Chocolate          
6 Queen Street, Newtown
Ready to tempt your sweet tooth Newtown?  Well, you won't have to wait much longer. Newtown's very own chocolate shop, Castle Hill Chocolate, opened this month at 6 Queen Street, next door to Dunkin Donuts in the Big Y Plaza.  Follow them on their Facebook page for updates information on their grand opening and product line. Welcome to Newtown!

Nouveau Monde Wine Bar 
6 Washington Avenue, Sandy Hook
The EDC and Newtown Chamber celebrated the opening of Nouveau Monde Wine Bar this month with a ribbon cutting. The newly renovated building adds such elegance to this corner of Sandy Hook Village. Business owner Bill Towne has incorporated cozy décor as well as outside dining on the back deck.  They offer a wide range of wines and beer along with small plates and a full menu. The addition of Nouveau Monde continues to build on the dining destination Sandy Hook Village has become. Learn more >
Business Anniversaries
Foundry Kitchen & Tavern celebrates 3 years! 
1 Glen Road, Sandy Hook
Congratulations to the Foundry Kitchen & Tavern on their 3 year anniversary. Located in Sandy Hook Village, overlooking the Pootatuck River, The Foundry Kitchen and Tavern offers Progressive American Cuisine with wholesome and pristine ingredients. They carry hormone and antibiotic-free meats/fish and many organic products. It's clearly reflected in the flavors that shine through. Most of all, their "vibe " is upbeat and exciting. Enjoy the Tavern Room with great music, the relaxed comfort of the dining room, or outside dining overlooking the lovely Pootatuck River.  Learn more >
Highlighted Newtown Properties
11 Church Hill Road
A freestanding medical/professional office facility on Route 6/Church Hill Road in the heart of Newtown with excellent exposure. Property features+/- 8,000 sq. ft. building on 1.2 acres. Current layout includes waiting area, reception, private offices, exam rooms, laboratory and staff/break room. Ideal for any medical or professional office use.  Learn more >
183 Mt. Pleasant Road 
An ideal lot for retail, medical, office or restaurant business. Includes approval for 17,000 SF building with plenty of parking. Access to sewer, water and utilities at street. Location is conveniently located on Route 6 in Newtown, close to Bethel line. Easy access to I-84 at exits 8 and 9. Neighbors include Hollandia, Starbucks, Big Y and new medical and residential development.   Learn more >
153 South Main Street
Medical office located in a beautiful office park setting, with M2 zoning allowing for a wide variety of office and medical use. Included in the rental rate for all tenants is the use of the high-tech conference center with video and high-speed internet access. Also included is a private heath and exercise center with men's and women's showers. The property is located on Route 25 with excellent access to Monroe, Newtown, Bethel, Danbury and Southbury. Learn more >
around_stateNews From Around The State
Connecticut Business EXPO
Save the date!  June 9, 2016
Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT
Attendees connect and learn about new products, expand their customer base, gain access to key decision makers, stay ahead of competition, broaden their brand awareness, meet new prospects, generate leads, see demonstrations and network all day long. It's the place to be this June as a CT business owner.  
See you there!  Learn more >
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