‘I Love the Town’: Area Woman To Launch ‘Groove’ Kids’ Clothing and Gifts Shop on Elm Street

An area woman who has launched a successful retail clothing shop in Westport is opening a second location in a large commercial space in downtown New Canaan. Corri Neckritz, owner of Groove, is planning to open a store of the same name at 115 Elm St.—formerly home to Ralph Lauren Kids—by March 1 following an extensive interior renovation. The Westport store recently moved from a 1,200-square-foot space into a 3,400-square-foot space and features a wide-ranging selection of clothing for boys, girls and women, as well as accessories and gifts. Neckritz told NewCanaanite.com that the focus in New Canaan will be on the teenage girl. Asked what makes New Canaan a good fit, she said: “My first store opened in Westport, which to me is a very family-focused place, there are plenty of children in the community, and New Canaan is the same thing.