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Boutique-Style ‘Shoe-Inn’ Store Coming To Elm Street

A well-established, family-owned boutique-style shoe business is moving into the Elm Street space occupied until recently by Walin & Wolff. Shoe-Inn has eight tri-state area locations and members of the family that launched the business in 1972 travel each year to Italy and work with factories there that produce shoes exclusively for the U.S. company, officials said. Peter Lawson, a fourth-generation owner of Shoe-Inn, said the business hopes to open at 36 Elm St. by the end of October. “Westport is one of our better stores and we’ve always loved the area and we’re trying to expand,” Lawson told Continue Reading →

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‘Subway’ Sandwich Shop To Reopen on Main Street

Nearly four months after it closed, the Subway sandwich shop on Main Street is to be reopened within one week under new ownership, officials say. The national made-to-order sandwich shop could be reopened as early as Friday, or possibly Monday, according to Zack Ullah, a Norwalk resident who will manage the Subway at 64 Main St. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘It’s the Perfect Location’: Ashtanga Yoga Opens on Elm Street

Noelle DeStefano first found yoga as a business professional suffering from stress. DeStefano had been running an area website and graphic design business for 15 years, and began searching for an answer. “Sitting at a desk all day takes a toll on your body,” she recalled on a recent afternoon, seated on an embroidered pillow at the center of a sunwashed Elm Street studio, “I knew as soon as I stepped on the mat that yoga was what I needed.”

She added: “I think yoga can help just about anyone.”

DeStefano recently launched Ashtanga Yoga New Canaan in a second-floor space in the heart of the downtown. A relatively self-led style, Ashtanga yoga was founded in Mysore, India by Shri K Pattabhi Jois and it has just three authorized teachers in Connecticut, including DeStefano. “In a regular yoga class, everyone starts at the same time with the teacher in the front of the room, and everyone’s sort of moving together,” she said. Continue Reading →

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Elm Street Designer Shoe Store ‘Walin & Wolff’ To Close

Walin & Wolff, a designer shoes, handbags and accessories shop that opened more than five years ago on Elm Street, is closing, officials confirmed. A store employee told that all three of the company’s locations—they’re also in Southport and Rye, N.Y.—are to be closed. Walin & Wolff also is shutting down its ecommerce channel, according to a message posted to its website. “Thank you for your support & patronage,” the message says. It isn’t clear why or just when the shop is closing. Continue Reading →

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‘They Support the Community’: Local Businesspeople Recognized by New Canaan Chamber of Commerce at Annual Awards Luncheon

Local businesspeople in New Canaan work tirelessly year-round to serve the town of New Canaan and its residents—giving of their time and rolling up their sleeves to provide goods and services for those in need, coach youth sports and volunteer to support community events. On Tuesday, the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce recognized three businesses who have made a significant impact. “We do this every year—this is our way of honoring the businesses that support our town,” Tucker Murphy, the executive director of the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce, said during the organization’s Annual Awards Luncheon, held at Gates. “It’s always hard because there are so many that do so many great things.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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