‘Scooters of New Canaan’ Planned for Cross Street

The owners of a commercial property on Cross Street have applied to the town for permission to open a retail scooter business in a 1963-built service shop structure on the edge of a residential neighborhood. Santo Silverstro is planning to open the new shop—“Scooters of New Canaan,” according to a proposed sign—at 35 Cross St., a .24-acre parcel in the Business B zone. “The existing use of 35 Cross Street is a mechanical shop and related office space,” Silvestro wrote in the application filed on behalf of 35 Cross Street LLC, a limited liability company of which he and his wife, Lynda Silverstro, are principals. 

“The proposed use of 35 Cross Street will be a mechanical shop and relayed office space, as well as a retail scooter shop and related office space. There will be no interior changes. The previous tenant was Enterprise Rental Car which occupied the space from 2006 to 2016.

Did You Hear … ?

We got a heads-up on Twitter from New Canaanite Peter “The Bushman” Bush of The FOX 95.9 FM about a recently redecorated roof of The Veggie Barn on Cross Street. Looks like town resident and Veggie Barn owner Santo Silvestro supports Donald Trump in ’16. Silvestro wasn’t immediately available for comment. The rooftop likely will be visible to any planes passing overhead. As Bush later Tweeted: “A little something for the Donald to see from 10K.”


While Peachwave on Forest Street did close last weekend as planned (though the team there decided last-minute to extend by one day, through Sunday), company officials tell us now that a reopening is possible.