For today’s Q&A with a local business, we talk to Robert Ubaldo, chef-owner at Farmer’s Table.
The celebrated Forest Street restaurant is open 4:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and is trying to take advance of an expanded outdoor dining area (though, according to Ubaldo, some problems have arisen with respect to plan recently approved by the town that had been developed by a group of citizen volunteers). Here’s our interview.
New Canaanite: You recently have been allowed, as per the state, to open an outdoor dining area, after weeks of only doing pickup. How’s it going for you? Robert Ubaldo: It’s been real tough, because we only have a limited number of seats outside. The tables all have to be six feet away from each other and then also away from the curb and our fit-out barrier, so you can’t fit many people out there.
For today’s Q&A with a local business, we talk to Maria Kean of New Canaan Mobil. Here’s our interview. New Canaanite: These restrictions have changed people’s travel and other habits somewhat. How are you faring here? Maria Kean: Gas is obviously down, because no one is traveling.
For today’s Q&A with a local business owner, we talk to Heather Satin of Wave. After several weeks of closure, the Elm Street jewelry, home decor, accessories and gift shop reopened Wednesday—with masks required inside and hand sanitizer offered at the door—along with a handful of other retailers downtown. Wave’s hours are going back to what they were prior to the first set of restrictions that came with the COVID-19 public health emergency: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Here’s our interview. New Canaanite: How are you feeling now that your doors have reopened?
This week on 0684-Radi0, our free weekly podcast (subscribe here in the iTunes Store), we talk to Rick Franco, an owner of Francos Wine Merchants on Elm Street who had served for decades on the New Canaan Parking Commission. Here are recent episodes of 0684-Radi0: