July  2016  |  Issue 25

  Foundry Kitchen & Tavern outdoor dining in Sandy Hook Village. Photo courtesy EDC
Summertime is here!
Betsy Paynter, Newtown Economic Development
Summertime highlights the natural beauty of our surroundings. Newtown's waterways and hiking trails are available for all to enjoy the great outdoors. The EDC invites you to explore Newtown's woodlands and lakes. Newtown Forrest Association provides information on Newtown's various hiking, kayaking, birding, etc. destinations. After a day of adventure indulge in homemade ice cream at Ferris Acres Creamery or The Holy Cow Ice Cream Shop. For outdoor entertainment, Newtown's Park & Recreation Department offers a Thursday evening summer concert series at Dickenson Park with music for families of all sizes.
The EDC is gearing up for its first ever Newtown/Sandy Hook Restaurant WeekMonday, September 26th through Sunday, October 2nd. Local residents and surrounding communities can experience the wide range of local and international flavors located in Newtown and Sandy Hook. Check out the event website: www.NewtownSandyHookEats.com. Restaurant delicacies range from Irish, English, Italian, Indian, American, Fusion, Chinese to Japanese, etc. We'd like to thank our community sponsors for this event: Newtown Savings BankDental Associatesrealtors Connie & Company and David Landau of ReMax along with Associated Refuse, TR Paul, Newtown Chamber of Commerce, Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity, Barefoot Buddha Marketing, and Newtown Arts Festival

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Newtown. Live. Work. Grow. With Us.

Betsy Paynter
Economic Development Coordinator
NewsEDCNews from the EDC
The Village at Lexington Gardens is in Bloom  

Photo credit: Kevin Zimmerman from Westfair 

The Village at Lexington Gardens development is surging forward towards completion as a multi-building commercial complex, attracting professionals,shoppers and visitors offering it's prime location and commercial opportunities. Standing in the heart of the Newtown Borough business district, The Village at Lexington Gardens will offer a convenient array of medical, professional and financial options, along with a day spa, two restaurants, retail and more. A new traffic light at the intersection of Church Hill Road and the Boulevard will make the complex easily accessible, while the new, connecting nearby sidewalks will create a charming atmosphere for shoppers and visitors alike.
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Welcome Cascades to Newtown     
Kingsey Falls, Quebec, Canada based Cascades Inc., a leader in the manufacturing of green packaging, has announced that Norampac, its container-board division, completed a transaction with U.S based Rand-Whitney Container LLC for the acquisition of its plant in Newtown, CT, in exchanged for certain assets of its Norampac New England plant, located in Thompson, CT.
The Newtown plant manufactures corrugated packaging.  "The acquisition of the Newtown plant will allow us to increase our converting capacity, thereby  strengthening our position as a leader in the Northeastern United States," said Charles Malo, President and Chief Operating Officer of Norampac.  "Its geographical location will also allow us to create synergies which, in turn, will optimize our assets.  This strategic acquisition is perfectly in line with our growth plan." The Newtown plant will be known as Cascades Containerboard Packaging-Newtown.  
highlightsFeatured Businesses
Masonicare of Newtown
139 Toddy Hill Road, Newtown
Looking for senior living and care in a vibrant community? Talk to the experts at the Newtown Masonicare! They offer a variety of talented chefs, doctors, and medical professionals for your family's use. Masonicare's Short Term and Rehabilitation center has become highly recognized for inpatient care, while quality outpatient services are readily available through Masonicare's Outpatient Physical Therapy Department. Masonicare's ageless commitment to personalized care is available just right around the corner! 
Everwonder Children's Museum  
31 Pecks Lane, Newtown
Now that summer is in full swing, what better place to bring children than Newtown's Everwonder Children's Museum! The Everwonder Children's Museum offers a plethora of learning opportunities and experiences for children of all ages. Specializing in experience based education; the Everwonder Children's Museum nurtures and develops creativity, curiosity and a love of learning. Stop by for your children to experience exhibits such as the Dinosaur Dig, Shadow Room and Magnet Table, or enroll in a summer STEAM program. Plan your visit today!
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newNew Businesses
Nick's Chilled & Distilled          
102 Church Hill Road, Sandy Hook
Hours: Mon/Tues: 9:30am - 9pm,
Wed - Sat: 9:30am - 10pm, Sun: 11am - 6pm
The EDC welcomes Nicolas Heron, owner of the new Nick's Chilled and Distilled to Sandy Hook Village. Locally owned and operated, Nick's Chilled and Distilled provides a wide range of options for spirits and adult beverages. They carry a wide variety of beverages ideal for summer barbeques and evening get-togethers. Stop by to see this selection of drinks in Sandy Hook's beautiful downtown location.

Minuteman Press 
Highland Plaza, 123 South Main Street, Unit 110, Newtown
Hours: Mon- Thurs: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm, Saturdays: By appointment
The EDC is happy to welcome Minute Man Press to Highland Plaza on South Main Street! Originally located in Monroe, Minute Man Press has moved its operation and expanded the business to 2,000 sq ft in Newtown. Offering a variety of printing options for all types of businesses in the area, Minuteman Press combines years of professional experience with a personable and friendly atmosphere, providing custom printing products and services. Stop by and welcome Matt to Newtown!
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Highlighted Newtown Properties
19 Main Street
For Sale: The first floor has a dining room/bar to the front with 60 seats and 20 bar stools; a main dining room with 100 seats; a function room with 70 seats; and a seasonal outdoor deck with 25 seats. To the rear of the first floor is the commercial kitchen with two lines. The lower-level has a bar/lounge and can accommodate 80 people. Located on Route 25 (Main Street) in the heart of Newtown. One mile from I-84 Exit 10.
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15 Commerce Road 
For Sale: Industrial building for sale. The building is 24,430 s.f. with masonry and steel construction with full HVAC and sprinklers. Located on approximately 2.33 acres with two loading docks and a drive in door. The property is zoned M-5 allowing numerous office and industrial uses. The building is supplied with 55 parking spaces, 1200 Amps of 110-208 volt 3-phase power in building. Town water, Town sewer, municipal gas, and cable with ceiling heights in this space are 14' - 16'. Located immediately off Exit 10-Interstate I-84 with convenience to numerous excellent restaurants, cleaners, Post Office, banks, and gas stations.    Learn more >
94 South Main Street
Land For Sale: Mixed Use, Office and Retail Potential: 3.14 acres Currently Zoned R-1 in the Newtown Special Design District, allowing numerous commercial uses, with application and approval. High Visibility: Corner lot, 389 feet of road frontage on Route 25 with traffic counts of 20,000 + per day and dual access on Greenbriar Lane. 5 minutes to I-84 at Exit 10 or 11. City water, Yankee gas, Electricity, Telephone, Cable. Property previously operated as a nursery. 5 minutes from I-84 exit 10 or 11. Busy Commercial Corridor with traffic counts in excess of 20,000 cars per day. Learn more >
around_stateNews From Around The State
CBIA's Survey of Connecticut Small Businesses
CBIA's 2016 Survey of Small Businesses has been released. A few overall statics according to the survey say 60% of Connecticut small businesses, 500 or less employees, reported they are hiring in 2016. Of those who are hiring, 59% are adding four or less new workers; 27% are bringing on 4-10 new employees; 8% are hiring 11-20; and 6% will add more than 20 employees. Also, about half of respondents expect to remain stable, 38% anticipate growth, and 13% expect to contract. The majority of businesses (65%) say their company brand has benefited from social media."Small businesses represent nearly 99% of all businesses in the United States," said Pete Gioia, economist, CBIA.

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