Main Street project pushed back a year

A renovated — and hopefully rejuvenated — Main Street is still seen as part of Ridgefield’s future. But it doesn’t look like it will be happening as soon as state and town officials had thought. “Everything’s pushed back a year,” said Charles Robbins, a Planning and Zoning Commission member tapped by First Selectman Rudy Marconi to serve as a liaison … read more

Women’s boutique HERs to open in former Farmers Insurance space on Main Street

Wilton-based women’s boutique HERs is planning to open a second location at 448 Main Street in Ridgefield. The space was formerly occupied by Farmers Insurance, which closed at the end of 2018. Before Farmers Insurance, the storefront was occupied by The Variety Shoppe. Owners of the clothing boutique said they plan to open their Ridgefield location Saturday, Feb. 23. Farmers … read more

Letter: Myths of a ‘bustling’ downtown

To the Editor: Things are repeated so often, we all begin to accept them as gospel truths. “We are an arts destination. They are flocking to our beautiful downtown. The economic development is everywhere.” Let’s look at that one. We opened the Playhouse. Restaurants opened. Restaurants closed. We opened The Prospector. Restaurants opened. Restaurants closed. We opened ACT. We now … read more

Reenactment talks: Will soldiers battle again on Main Street?

The redcoats marching down Main Street, the colonials behind their barricade. Another reenactment of the Battle of Ridgefield is being planned. “They want to do it again — just like that last one,” First Selectman Rudy Marconi said. Marconi said Monday, Feb. 4, that he was scheduled to meet with the organizers of the major reenactment of the battle that … read more

Water main break slows traffic downtown

Update, 3 p.m. — A spokesman for Aquarion said the break should be fixed and water pressure restored by 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. “It will impact ten customers — they’re pretty much all businesses,” said Peter Fazekas, of the Aquarion water company. A water main break at the intersection of Main Street and Prospect Street has delayed traffic in … read more

In the village: Zoners ban first-floor apartments

The Planning and Zoning Commission has voted to approve an amendment to the town zoning regulations which will ban apartments and other residential uses from the first floor of buildings in the Central Business District (CBD). The ban, approved Tuesday, Jan. 22, also slams the door shut on apartments in basements in the CBD, which runs from the intersection of … read more

Village Tavern: Main Street restaurant closed

Another Main Street business has shuttered its doors — this time perhaps temporarily. The Village Tavern closed for business earlier this week, but there are plans to reopen the business in the next few months under new ownership. “Recognizing the strength of the town there is a major restaurant group with locations in Greenwich, Fairfield and Westport ready to move in,” … read more

Police log: Kohl’s theft, DUI crash on Main Street

The Ridgefield Police Department reported the following arrests between Wednesday, Jan. 2 and Monday, Jan. 14: Larceny at Kohl’s A Terryville, Conn., woman was arrested for sixth-degree larceny at Kohl’s in Ridgefield around 12:30 Saturday, Jan. 12. Police said Catalina Eguizabal, 48, was observed by the store’s loss-prevention department attempting to exit without making payment for several items. According to a report, … read more

Allstate Insurance opens R Friedlander Agency on Main Street

Allstate Insurance Company announced last month that Rachel Goss, an Allstate agency owner, opened her own office on Main Street in Ridgefield. Goss’ office is named the R Friedlander Agency, and it is located at 470 Main Street, Suite 314. “I am very excited about opening my business in Fairfield County,” said Goss. “As a Connecticut transplant, I have been … read more

Compassion, construction, and re-election: Marconi looks ahead to 2019

A new parking lot for the commercial district, renovations at the Venus Building to accommodate Playhouse expansion plans, progress on the state’s Main Street renovations, handicapped access improvements, extending sidewalks — the town has plans and projects aplenty to pursue. But First Selectman Rudy Marconi has another goal for 2019, one requiring no bricks or bulldozers: He wants a more … read more

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