New Canaan Approves 5-Year Lease for Popular Food Concessions


Town officials on Tuesday approved a 5-year lease with a local merchant who runs popular snack shacks at town parks.

Emad Aziz owns and operates the Apple Cart Food Company, whose food concessions at Mead Park, Kiwanis and the Waveny Pool are fixtures among residents using the town facilities.

“I can honestly say that I have never heard a complaint about his service or his food, he’s always positive,” New Canaan Administrative Officer Tom Stadler said during the Board of Selectmen’s regular monthly meeting, held at the Police Department.

The board unanimously approved the lease, keeping it at $10,000 per year—half of which goes to the Waveny Pool fund, the other half to the town’s general fund.

Raising the rate would simply pass that cost onto residents by forcing Aziz to raise prices, officials said.

“He’s providing a service,” First Selectman Rob Mallozzi said.

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