Local Businesses and COVID-19: Studio Elan

For today’s Q&A with a local business, we talk to Elan McDowell, a hair stylist, educator and consultant and owner of Studio Elan. The Park Street business is taking clients by appointment 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Here’s our interview. New Canaanite: You’re just reopening now under a new model, a new system with the COVID-19 restrictions. How are you faring?

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Studio Elan, an established business on Burtis Avenue, is moving into the former Candy Scoop space on Elm Street, up the alley by Chef Luis and next to New Canaan Music. ***

New Canaan Public Schools cafeterias recently earned the No. 1 “Best Food Ranking” from Niche.com. Here’s a peek at the top-10 (Darien is No. 23—nanny nanny boo boo):

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Police responded to a call at 1:28 p.m. last Saturday that a dog near Forest Street and Locust Avenue was “going crazy in a car.” The dog’s owner, who was inside the nearby New Canaan Diner, paid her bill and left the restaurant to take care of the barking animal.