The owners of local restaurants that partnered with a theater group that performed in downtown New Canaan through July said the effect on business was largely positive. Angela Baldanza, co-owner of and chef at Baldanza Café, described the restaurant’s partnership with the Summer Theatre of New Canaan as “a very positive experience.” She said that many diners had come into the restaurant to take advantage of a special fixed-price menu, and that she “would do it again.” Asked whether the theater’s impact was noticeably different from previous years, when it had been located further away from the downtown area, Baldanza said “definitely.”
Previously located in Waveny, STONC on Sunday finished its final show on New Canaan Library’s property. The organization partnered this year with a number of local restaurants, which offered special deals for theatergoers.
Mint Julep – Pig Roast – Live Music – Big Screen – Derby Fashion
Find your hat for Derby Day on Saturday, May 4th! Toast with a Mint Julep on the lawn at 5:30, enjoy a pig roast and get ready for the race at 6:50. Fun, friends, live music by Nick Depuy, a grand buffet and Derby fashion! Last year, it was a favorite event – don’t wait to get your tickets! Register at the Roger Sherman Inn Front Desk or buy tickets online.
The Roger Sherman Inn has been a landmark in New Canaan since its construction in the 18th Century. Following public debate over its planned sale and redevelopment in December of 2016—an effort that eventually stalled—the business’s owners have seen locals rally behind the restaurant and inn during the past 18 months. Now, owner Nes Jaffre said, she’s focused on breathing new life into the business, with a new and popular chef already hired and $160,000 in renovations planned for this year. “We’re changing all of this,” Jaffre told NewCanaanite.com on a recent morning from the inn’s dining room. “We’re changing the look of this nice, but old and tired antique inn.”
The TV news with characteristic speed and attribution on Thursday aired a segment regarding the Parks & Recreation Commission’s discussion from last week about installing motion-activated trail cameras at Irwin Park to catch irresponsible dog owners. In the version that aired during NBC New York’s 5:30 p.m. broadcast, the reporter actually said: “Authorities say they will be watching. Good dog owners say they will too, to make sure their park stays number one despite the problem with number two.”
The Roger Sherman Inn on Wednesday applied for a building permit to remodel about 1,600 square feet of its interior space. Here’s how the Oenoke Ridge Road restaurant described the work in its application: “Wall removals to provide open seating. Three dining rooms will be converted to possible one space for banquet usage.
A long-vacant New Canaan home cited for blight three summers ago finally has been sold. The town earlier this year prepared to notify a lien-holder for the Colonial at 4 Woodridge Circle and assess fines. The 3,608-square-foot home sits on 2.05 acres. It sold for $1.4 million, according to a property transfer recorded Tuesday in the Town Clerk’s office. ***
Congratulations to grandma Stacy Miltenberg, superintendent of the New Canaan Parking Bureau.