Organika plans to open vegan kitchen in former Johnny Gelato location

Downtown Ridgefield might be getting another new eatery.

This time it's a vegan kitchen named Organika that's slated to open in the former Johnny Gelato storefront at 424 Main Street.

An employee at Organika's New Canaan location confirmed the plans to open a business in Ridgefield.

Organika is also on the Planning and Zoning Commission's agenda Tuesday night. The business is applying for exterior renovations to add three windows and a
change to the front entry door.

Johnny Gelato announced Dec. 14, 2018, that it would be closing down before the new year began.
John Devine, chairman of the Economic and Community Development Commission, said in early March that three Main Street storefronts were in negotiation with potential new tenants.
“Up next —Johnny Gelato, Purple Frog and Raveis,” he added, mentioning the former tenants at three currently empty business locations. “All spaces are under negotiation.”