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 “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.

VIDEO: Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Kiwanis Club of New Canaan


Read their lips: Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Dropping in on the New Canaan Kiwanis Club’s popular St. Patrick’s Day dinner, we asked organizers and guests to look at the camera and wish a happy holiday to fellow New Canaanites—and warned them that they’d have to mouth the words or otherwise gesticulate, since the volume on their cutaways would be muted. We think they did pretty well—take a look (and thanks, everyone, for being such good sports):

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A family-friendly event as promised, the dinner drew more than 100 guests—mostly local families—to St.

Gearing Up for the New Canaan Kiwanis Club’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner


The New Canaan Kiwanis Club’s popular St. Patrick’s Day dinner is around the corner, scheduled for 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 16 in the St. Aloysius School’s dining hall. When we heard it was coming, caught up with club member Susan Serven for a quick chat about the event. A community staple for years, the event features Irish dancing (photo at right from the 2013 event), and is sponsored by New Canaan’s Hoyt Funeral Home, Harrigan’s Insurance (great-looking Labrador retriever pictured on their homepage), Nurenu Marketing, Baskin-Robbins and New Canaan Chamber of Commerce.