Biz on Biz: Zumbach Likes the Canali Suits at Family Britches

As part of the “Biz on Biz” series—where local business owners give us tips about favorite products or services at other businesses—we stopped by Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee on Pine Street. Owner Doug Zumbach’s spotlighted design solutions for “unique and different” Christmas gifts, elm for the popular restaurant’s selection of pasta dishes and Family Britches for its menswear. “Family Britches is a great store, with a nice owner, ” said Zumbach, who opened his eponymous coffee shop in 1992 and offers 30 varieties of hand-roasted brews. “I’m a big fan of Canali suits. They have a really nice line and selection of those there.

Coffee To Be Held Thursday

Please join NewCanaanite.com for its monthly Community Coffee, to be held 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1 in the Art Gallery on the main floor at New Canaan Library. Presented in partnership with the library, the coffee is an informal discussion about what’s happening around New Canaan. We serve Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee (thanks, Doug). Feel free to come late or leave early, as time permits.

Did You Hear … ?

Grace Farms is featured in a Connecticut Magazine news story that quotes locals extensively. ***

New Canaan Police on Dec. 24 arrested a 36-year-old Park Street woman and charged her with failure to respond to an infraction. She had been cited for motor vehicle charges and did not pay or plead in court. ***

New Canaan Land Trust officials are calling for volunteers to help check bobcat traps that the state is laying in New Canaan as part of a program to track the animals.

‘A Pit Stop’: Organizers Rule Out ‘Caffeine & Carburetors’ in 2017

Caffeine & Carburetors, the popular gathering of auto enthusiasts in downtown New Canaan and, more recently, at Waveny Park, will not be held in 2017, according to the New Canaan resident who launched the events six years ago. Doug Zumbach, owner of the eponymous gourmet coffee shop on Pine Street where informal gatherings of fellow specialty and classic car enthusiasts in 2010 swiftly outgrew the area immediately around his business, said he and fellow founders Peter Bush and Todd Brown are “putting Caffeine & Carburetors in a pit stop” for now. “After 24 or 25 shows over the past six years, it’s time to just revaluate the operation of it all,” Zumbach told NewCanaanite.com. “It takes a tremendous amount of effort, time, town resources, et cetera, to put successful shows together. I have other personal and professional projects I would like to approach this year.

Did You Hear … ?

New Canaan Police Chief Leon Krolikowski said that in the past week, officers have investigated two residential burglaries—on Betsy’s Lane and Dabney Road. Other jurisdictions in Fairfield County have seen an increase in daytime burglaries. “Most burglars are not master criminals,” the chief said. “They’re usually looking for an easy opportunity to get into a house without being seen. Burglars love it when you make their job easier for them.” Here are some tips that will help you beat the burglars.