New Salon ‘Luscious & Co.’ Coming to Main Street

The owner of a full-service hair salon that’s already seen great success in its first Fairfield County location is planning to open on Main Street in New Canaan. Liz Arindell, owner of Luscious & Co., said the space at 107 Main St. “will feature a beautiful environment where our guests can entrust their hair, color, and extension needs with our expert staff.”

“With ammonia-free color, a healthy hair promise, and an eye for excellence, we think you’re going to love it here,” Arindell told in an email when asked about the new local business. Arindell said she’s “so excited to be a part of this amazing community.”

Luscious & Co opened its doors in 2014 in Shelton “with just a few small chairs and team members, and has since expanded to over 4,000 square feet with 30 amazing team members,” Arindell said. “Although we’ve been named the ‘Best Salon in Connecticut’ by CT Magazine, and are a seven-time recipient of The Knot’s best of beauty award, our greatest accomplishment has been serving amazing women throughout the Connecticut area,” she said.

New Balance on Main Street Closes

A longtime athletic shoe store on Main Street with a history of deep community involvement has closed its doors. New Balance New Canaan, known for partnering with local parents and organizations to build support for special needs kids and their families, closed May 1. One sign in the window at 128 Main St. says “Officially closed” while another directs customers to locations in South Windsor and Avon. The shop is empty.

New Canaan Music Opens Second Store in Newport, R.I.

An established New Canaan business has opened a second location in Rhode Island. New Canaan Music, which sells and rents out instruments and offers music lessons, opened its Newport, R.I. store on Saturday, according to owner and town resident Phil Williams.

“Newport New Canaan Music” is Williams’s first location outside of New Canaan. 

“I think we’ve got a pretty good formula and I wanted to broaden [the company] a little bit,” Williams told 

“I’m feeling really good about it,” he added. Asked why he chose to open a shop there, Williams said, “It’s a great little town.”

“There’s a big music community there and no music store,” he said. New Canaan Music is a membership business of the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce. Williams, a Planning & Zoning Commission member, is a former member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors.

Podcast: Doug Stewart of Walter Stewart’s Market

This week on 0684-Radi0, our free podcast (subscribe here in the iTunes Store), we talk to Doug Stewart of Walter Stewart’s Market, about how the past year of COVID-19-related restrictions has gone, what are store policies now that many of those state-mandated restrictions for businesses are lifting and how the Walter Stewart’s team is faring. Stewart also offers praise for New Canaan Health Director Jenn Eielson and her team of volunteers and support staff, including Anna Valente-Krolikowski, Tracey Karl and Jenny LaFond. Here are recent episodes of 0684-Radi0:

Podcast: New Canaan Music Owner Phil Williams

This week on 0684-Radi0, our free podcast (subscribe here in the iTunes Store), we talk to New Canaan Music owner Phil Williams, as the state lifts most of its COVID-19-related restrictions for businesses. We hear from Phil about the mask policy at his own Main Street shop, what he’s learned from the pandemic and about a rise in the popularity of musical instruments and lessons in the past year. 

Here are recent episodes of 0684-Radi0: