Spa Planned for Former New Balance Space on Main Street


Vacant for more than one year, the commercial space on Main Street that used to house New Balance New Canaan is poised to get a new tenant.

The commercial space at 128 Main St. (part of the building at number 130) in New Canaan. Credit: Michael Dinan

A Westport-based spa is planning to open its second location in the building at 130 Main St., pending approval by the Planning & Zoning Commission.

New Beauty & Wellness will “perform spa treatments that shall include facials, BoTox treatments, massages and other wellness treatments,” according to an application filed with P&Z.

Under the New Canaan Zoning Regulations (see page 73), personal service establishments are allowed in the Retail A Zone under a number of conditions, including that “the retail component must be located along the entire tenancy facing the street” and “the retail area must be a minimum of 15 feet in depth.”

According to the application, just one part of an 86-square-foot treatment room will overlap with the 15-foot area, though the commercial space there “has a particularly wide storefront” and, as such, the applicant is seeking administrative approval from the town.

“Additionally, the floor plan demonstrates the personal service part of the establishment is not located along the building’s immediate frontage and is set back and hidden behind walls from the street view,” the application said.

“We think New Beauty & Wellness will be a welcome addition to New Canaan’s central business district,” Brock Saxe of Compass, representing the business’s owner, said in the application.

New Balance closed last May after 15 years.

P&Z is scheduled to take up the spa’s application during its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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