A new butcher shop is planned for a vacant commercial space on Burtis Avenue.
A $40,000 interior fit-out is planned for 12 Burtis Ave., future home of a single-room retail butcher shop, according to a permit application filed Tuesday with the New Canaan Building Department.
The space, located at the rear of a Burtis Avenue-facing building and easily accessible from East Avenue, used to house The Red Grape wine shop (now at Forest Street and Locust Avenue).
Asked about the prospective new butcher shop, New Canaan Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Laura Budd said, “The Chamber was happy to see that the space was taken quickly, it speaks to the resurgence in demand for commercial space in downtown New Canaan. We look forward to working with this new business.”
It’s unclear what the new shop will be called or when it’s expected to open—the applicant could not immediately be reached for comment.
According to a floor plan attached to the building permit application, the space will include countertops, meat compressor display, dry age case, deli station, walk-in freezer and an ice cream machine.
New Canaan used to have a butcher shop on South Avenue, which was open for just over two years before closing in 2019.