Local Businesses and COVID-19: The Whitney Shop

For today’s Q&A with a local business owner working to navigate the COVID-19 public health emergency and related restrictions, we hear from Karen Stinchfield of The Whitney Shop. 

Here’s our exchange. 

New Canaanite: The Whitney Shop is a unique anchor of downtown New Canaan, positioned in its prominent stretch of Elm Street for so many decades. Yet in all those years, I imagine, this is something you’ve never experienced. How are you faring? Karen Stinchfield: Like all businesses both here in Fairfield County and around the country, it’s tough. I miss not being able to see our wonderful staff everyday.