‘Maddie’s’ Burger and Fried Chicken Sandwich Joint Opens on Pine Street

Despite a quiet launch, locals are already crowding into New Canaan’s newest eatery—the burger and fried chicken joint Maddie’s on Pine Street. Offering a build-your-own-burger model similar to Press Burger on South Avenue, as well as four types of chicken sandwiches, grilled cheese, salads, wraps and ice cream, Maddie’s opened in May in the former CT Sandwich Co. space at 78 Pine St. (opposite Zumbach’s). “All of our burgers are made to order with our custom 100% Certified Angus Beef Blend consisting of brisket, rib, and chuck to ensure a true classic taste,” according to the restaurant’s website.

After 10 Years on Pine Street, CT Sandwich Co. To Close This Weekend

A popular, gourmet sandwich shop on Pine Street is set to close its doors after 10 years in business, according to its workers. CT Sandwich Co., which opened on Pine Street in October 2013 and established itself as a go-to favorite for many teens, families and professionals in New Canaan, will close after Saturday, its workers said. It wasn’t immediately clear why the eatery is closing, whether the business has been sold or whether the closing is temporary or permanent—its talented chef-owner, Eugene Chun, could not immediately be reached for comment. Best known for its Sweet & Spicy sandwich (roasted chicken, bacon, cheddar, blackberry jam with side of spicy mayo), green fresh-made juice (kale, green apple, pineapple, spinach, ginger) and banana pudding—a faithful recreation of the Magnolia Bakery classic—CT Sandwich Co. offered an affordable option at a great location, near the train station and Mead Park.

Editorial: ‘Moral’ Shopping in New Canaan

One lesson I learned in seven years of studying Latin in the New Canaan Public Schools involves the word ‘mos.’ It’s a noun and in the singular it means habit or custom. In the plural, ‘mores,’ it translates as character because, taken together, a person’s habits and customs form his or her character. It’s where we get our word ‘morals.’


At the time I launched NewCanaanite.com, nearly three years ago, convenience and cost alone guided my own spending habits. I only asked ‘Can I find it here in New Canaan?’ if I were downtown already and needed something straightaway. Yet today, before purchasing or signing up for anything, I consciously seek out a local retailer or service provider—a habit so ingrained that it’s become second nature, part of my character.

Pine Street Renaissance Expands Downtown New Canaan Footprint

With a growing array of commercial storefronts expanding New Canaan’s downtown footprint, the Pine Street of 2015 is a far cry that of years’ past. Once known primarily for the location of the Post Office and a Grand Union supermarket, Pine Street has undergone a rebirth in recent years, evolving into a destination for established and new businesses alike. “I love our location, I don’t think it could be better,” Eugene Chun, owner of CT Sandwich Co., told NewCanaanite.com. “We’re close enough to Elm Street and all the action but we’re not caught in congestion—it makes things a lot easier.”

Retail businesses are not the only ones attracted to Pine Street. For BJ Flagg, principal at Nurenu Brand Marketing, a need for additional space was one of the reasons in her move from an office on Elm to one on Pine last month.

‘Bingsu’: CT Sandwich Co. Brings Cold Korean Dessert to New Canaan [VIDEO]

Bingsu at CT Sandwich Co
Eugene Chun had thought about serving ice cream or frozen yogurt when he first opened Connecticut Sandwich Co. on Pine Street in October 2013—but two things stopped him. First, the 2007 Wilton High School graduate couldn’t figure out just where to put an ice cream machine in this clean, brightly lit space. He also felt that the local market was saturated with froyo outlets (this was before Red Mango on Elm Street closed). “There are just so many options in New Canaan that I wanted to bring something new,” Chun said.