- Friday, January 30, 2015
Newtown native Ashley Hubbard and staff are ready to not only color your hair, but color your world at Save Your Scissors, an upscale salon in Sandy Hook Center, with appeal to the young and the young at heart.
Sassy bursts of color, oversized black and white tiles that form a checkerboard pattern on the floor, and a wall in the waiting room painted by a Danbury graffiti artist let you know that Save Your Scissors Salon, which opened September 30 at 5 Riverside Road, is not your ordinary salon.
- Friday, January 23, 2015
Newtown MediSpa opened its doors to a newly expanded space, Tuesday, January 6. Located just two doors down from the original office, also at 123 South Main Street, the two-year-old business is now found in Suite 110B.
“We were just tripping over each other in our old space,” said owner Debra Sullivan, PA, who partners with Dr David Hendricks, medical director, at MediSpa. Word of mouth and excellent online reviews of services had created a demand that could only be accommodated by moving to larger quarters, she said.
- Friday, December 19, 2014
Tired of 20-plus years in the corporate world, working as director of financial planning and analysis, Bob Vigilante turned to a new venture this past fall. In September, the Yorktown Heights, N.Y., resident and his wife, Cary, took ownership of Taunton Wine & Liquor, at 147 Mt Pleasant Road.
- Friday, December 5, 2014
Divine Dogs, “A heavenly spa where all dogs go,” according to its tag line, opened its doors at a new location December 2.
Formerly at 123 South Main Street, owner Cori McNerney and staff are now offering full-service grooming for all dog breeds at 78 South Main Street, near the intersection with Elm Drive.
- Friday, November 14, 2014
Dr Jarek Guzy, his wife Kasia, and their three children, Oliver, 7, Amelia, 5, and Annika, 13 months, are happy to be a part of the Newtown community.
Dr Guzy took over the Berkshire Veterinary Hospital practice September 24, where he continues to provide care for longtime customers of the veterinarian clinic in Sandy Hook, and welcomes new clients. Kasia Guzy is hospital administrator and takes care of the business end of the animal hospital.
- Friday, November 7, 2014
The Waterfall Restaurant, 30 Padanaram Road (Route 37) in Danbury, opened in June, the second local restaurant for owner Elmer Palma. Mr Palma was formerly a partner in Dimitri’s Diner in Ridgefield for 15 years, and in 2007 opened Elmer’s Diner, located right next door to The Waterfall.
Mr Palma describes his new venture as “Manhattan-style dining with Danbury prices.”
- Friday, October 31, 2014
“It’s a great community and we see a lot of traffic here,” said Jeff Guarino, store manager at Sherwin Williams, located at 255 South Main Street. The paint and wall cover store opened its doors to the public Monday, October 21, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 30.
“We are close to the metro New York area and this location has easy access for contractors,” Mr Guarino said of the corporation’s choice of locations.
- Friday, September 19, 2014
Portofino Restaurant and Wine Bar, Bethel, reopened this past July under the ownership of Rocco Selmanti, with brother Louis Selmanti serving as general manager.
“Customers love our food and the ambience,” said Louis, “and say it is a really cozy place.”
The warm and elegant atmosphere is created through the use of brick, stucco, and wood, including a bar crafted of chestnut from a 150-year-old barn in upstate New York.
- Friday, June 27, 2014
Lidia and Paul Corey of Bethel opened the doors of their business, Vital Rain, in late April, giving Newtown and area customers a brick and mortar outlet for the line of all natural baby, children, mother, and pet products they have been selling online and at craft shows since 2013.
- Friday, June 20, 2014
There is no “Rita” at Rita’s of Bethel, the “Ice Custard Happiness” store that opened February 17 in the Stony Hill Corners plaza, at the corner of Route 6 and Hawleyville Road. “Rita” is an acronym for Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability, all values of the iced desserts store owned by Irene and Joe DeAngelis. The Philadelphia-area-based Rita’s Italian Ice franchise is one of two — with two more scheduled to open soon — owned by the DeAngelis family.