‘Donut Crazy’: Gourmet Doughnut Shop Coming To South Avenue

A gourmet doughnut shop with two locations in upper Fairfield County is preparing to serve its savory treats at the former Sweet Shoppe space on South Avenue, mostly recently Merle Norman Cosmetics. Donut Crazy could be open at 4 South Ave. by year’s end, and with its exotic and popular creations—seasonal offerings include “crème brulee,” “eggnog,” “fat Elvis” (that’s banana cream center, peanut butter topping with banana slices, bacon and chocolate drizzle and a touch of honey), “cinnamon cider” and “strawberry cheesecake”—is expected to fill a niche in town, owner Christopher Michelini said through a spokesman. “There is nowhere to get a good doughnut in New Canaan—a fresh, good doughnut,” said Michelini, a New Canaan resident who also builds custom cabinets and wood interiors. Donut Crazy has locations in Shelton and Stratford, and the shop in New Canaan will start out on a temporary basis by selling freshly made donuts baked off-site, with an eye on making the South Avenue store permanent, officials said.