One Tenant Lined Up for Former Mrs. Green’s Building; Commercial Space To Be Divided into Three Businesses

The owners of the former Mrs. Green’s building at the corner of Park and Pine Streets say a new tenant is poised to set up business in the structure, following a plan to divide its large interior into three commercial spaces. A letter of intent has been signed for a tenant that’s new to New Canaan and the market here, according to Anthony Giordano, an owner of 2 Pine St., longtime home of the New Canaan Post Office prior to Mrs. Green’s. “I think it’s going to be very well received and we are very excited,” Giordano said. He declined to name the specific business, as the lease agreement hasn’t been finalized, saying a late-summer interior build-out and move-in is realistic. With that lease, he said, the owners decided to divide the large commercial space into three tenants with roughly 3,000 square feet apiece, a strategy that opens it up to a wider pool of prospective businesses.

Functionality and Familiarity: Walking 121 Park St., Contender for Permanent Post Office Site

Key advantages of the Park Street property that the U.S. Postal Service is eyeing for its permanent New Canaan location include parking, traffic flow and the site’s proven workability for both the federal agency and town residents, proponents of the plan say. Asked for specifics on why 121 Park St. should be seen as a viable contender, Anthony Giordano of Elm Street Partners said that the loading configuration out back of a proposed new building—cited as one reason for rejecting a handful of other sites—is the very same one that the Post Office had used successfully for decades. “They come in from Pine Street, put their nose here and back in,” Giordano said on a recent morning, pointing across a rear parking lot that also touches Oxygen Fitness and Mrs. Green’s, both on Elm Street Partners-owned property. “Their loading dock was here, and this [new configuration] will be an even easier maneuver for them.