Holiday Stroll in Downtown Stores from 5 to 9 PM, Wednesday — With Refreshments, Special Promotions

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Darien will have a holiday stroll on Wednesday with the theme of “Darien Does Holidays!” Enjoy the many unique boutiques and shops in Darien on Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 5 to 9 p.m.

— an announcement from the Darien Chamber of Commerce

Stroll from shop to shop with your list of gifts you need to find for your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. Each participating store will have refreshments to enjoy, lite bites and special promotions offered that night! Share the event with you all you know! The participating stores are:

A Little Something White Bridal Couture, Aquarius, Barrett Bookstore, Brown & Co., Chocolate Works, Coco and Lala, Darien Toy Box, David Harvey Jewelers, The Dock Shop, EGG New York, Everything is Rosey, Flowers and Flowers, Good Goods, Helen Ainson, J.McLaughlin, Kirby and Company, Kirby Girl, Mandarine Home, Morley, Runner’s Roost, Shoes ‘N’ More, Sipstirs, and Sokayri.

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One Darien Restaurant Gets Its Second ‘C’ Rating in a Row in Latest Health Inspection Reports

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One Darien restaurant received its second “C” rating in a row, the worst grade in town Health Department’s A/B/C ratings system, in the inspection reports released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. The department released nine health inspection reports on Thursday. Aside from the inspection resulting in a “C,” there were three “B” ratings and five “A” ratings. Keep in mind that a food-serving establishment with a history of good ratings may occasionally get a poor inspection rating, occasionally the best do, and every restaurant normally gets a few things wrong. Here’s an alphabetical list of the most recently released health inspection results (an explanation of how this list is put together is immediately below it):

—Bistro Baldanza — 1020 Post Road — Nov.

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Stop and Shop Celebrates Its Renovated Store 11 AM Friday with Giveaways, Samples, Ceremony

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Stop & Shop at Goodwives Shopping Center will be celebrating its renovated space with a “Grand Reopening Ceremony” at 11 a.m., Friday, along with giveaways, food samples, a ribbon cutting and a visit from former New York Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich, the company announced. According to the announcement:

“Stop & Shop’s updated store aims to deliver fresher, healthier, and more convenient options that make grocery shopping easier for local customers. “New features like a stir fry station, a wing bar, and an in-store smoker also provide easy solutions for meals to take on the go. “Customers will enjoy a faster checkout with Stop & Shop’s SCAN IT! mobile app along with a large selection of local Connecticut offerings including craft beers as well.”

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Support Your Local Shops on Small Business Saturday — They Support the Community

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Small Business Saturday is this weekend, a time when people in towns across Connecticut shop at locally-owned stores and restaurants to show their support for those hometown businesses. Special events and sales are planned on many Main Streets and in Darien. It’s a boost for the small business owner at the beginning of the holiday shopping season, says the National Federation of Independent Businesses. — an announcement from the National Federation of Independent Businesses

“Small businesses are the backbone of Connecticut’s economy, so we are encouraging everyone to consider shopping at one of your community’s great local businesses when you are shopping for gifts this season,” said Andy Markowski, NFIB state director in Connecticut.  “Money spent locally stays local and makes our communities economically vibrant.”

American Express launched Small Business Saturday after the 2009 recession when many small businesses were struggling. Now in its 10th year, the day has become a national celebration and an opportunity for people to support the small, independent businesses that make their communities strong.

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‘C’ Rating for One Restaurant in Latest Darien Health Inspection Reports

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One restaurant in Darien received a “C” rating, the worst grade in town Health Department’s A/B/C ratings system, in the inspection reports released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. The department released just two health inspection reports on Thursday, for inspections that took place on Nov. 15 and 19.  The other restaurant received a “B.” Keep in mind that a food-serving establishment with a history of good ratings may occasionally get a poor inspection rating, occasionally the best do, and every restaurant normally gets a few things wrong. Here’s an alphabetical list of the most recently released health inspection results (an explanation of how this list is put together is immediately below it):

—Scena Wine Bar and Restaurant — 1077 Post Road — Nov.

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With the Future of Brick and Mortar Retail Looking Grim, Site of Troubled Stamford Town Center Mall Now Up for Sale

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Stamford Town Center mall is up for sale, the city’s director of economic development, Thomas Madden, told the Stamford Planning Board Tuesday night at Stamford Government Center. Beyond that, he couldn’t say much. What he did say didn’t sound very hopeful. — This article originally was published by GreenwichFreePress.com. “We are working with mall ownership on the sale,” he said.

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Health Ratings From Recent Darien Food Establishment Inspections

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Here’s how Darien restaurants and other food-serving places fared in the latest inspection reports, released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. The department released nine inspection reports that took place from Nov. 4 through 9 at nine establishments. Four got an “A” rating, and the five others got a “B.” None received the worst rating, a “C.”

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Third in a String of ‘C’ Ratings (the Worst) for One Darien Food-Serving Place in Health Inspections

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One food-serving place in Darien was rated a “C,” the worst grade in town Health Department’s A/B/C ratings system, in the inspection reports released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. The five inspections of food-serving establishments took place from Oct. 21 to 28, with three getting an “A” rating, and one getting a “B.” Keep in mind that a food-serving establishment with a history of good ratings may occasionally get a poor inspection rating, occasionally the best do, and every restaurant normally gets a few things wrong. Here’s an alphabetical list of the most recently released health inspection results (an explanation of how this list is put together is immediately below it):

—Country Club of Darien — 300 Mansfield Ave.

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Roost Kitchen + Coffee Gets a Second Roost in Downtown Stamford

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Chef Mike Pietrafeso, owner of Roost Kitchen + Coffee in downtown Noroton, has announced the opening of his second Roost at Stamford Urby, a new building at 1 Greyrock Place, at its corner with Tresser Boulevard and across the street from the Stamford Town Center mall. — adapted from an announcement by Roost Kitchen + Coffee

Guests can dine in at this location with 100 seats and plenty of space for local residents and professionals, or take items to-go with convenient parking on-site. Chef Pietrafeso and his team will offer an all-day experience for customers with made-to-order breakfast and lunch items, including toasts, oats and smoothies, and coming soon an evening offering with small plates, wine and beer. Roost Stamford will offer its signature scratch-made items, featuring locally sourced ingredients, in a seasonal menu and paired with locally roasted artisan coffee from Kestrel Coffee Roasters. The new Roost is located at the recently opened Stamford Urby, designed by Amsterdam-based Concrete, with 648 rental apartments.

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Fourth ‘C’ Rating From Last Seven Inspections for One Restaurant in Latest Darien Health Reports

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One restaurant in town received its fourth “C” rating, the worst grade in Darien’s A/B/C ratings system, in the last seven town Health Department inspections in the four  latest inspection reports released Friday by the Darien Health Department. Those seven health inspections were all done this year, since Feb. 15. The four inspections of food-serving establishments took place from Oct. 18 to 21, with ,one getting an “A” rating, and two others getting a “B.”

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State Rep Terrie Wood Announces Business Informational Forum for Constituents on Oct 29

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State Rep. Terrie Wood announced that she’s holding a “business informational forum” from 8 to 9 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29 at The Goose American Bistro & Bar, 972 Post Road in downtown Darien. You don’t have to be involved in a business to come, Wood says — the event is open to everybody. Wood, a Republican whose district includes Rowayton and most of Darien, and a Norwalk state representative held a similar event last Tuesday at Norwalk City Hall. Here’s most of Wood’s description the event in her constituent newsletter Thursday morning:

The 2019 legislative session is proving to be one of most impactful times on the state’s business community in recent years, especially considering the new Democrat-enacted taxes that went into effect Oct.

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How Health Inspectors Rated Restaurants and Other Food Serving Places in Darien

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Here’s how Darien restaurants and other food-serving places fared in the six inspection reports, most recently released by the Darien Health Department. The six inspections of food-serving establishments, released Thursday, took place from Oct. 4 to 15 with five getting an “A” rating, one getting a “B.” None received the worst rating, a “C.” Keep in mind that a food-serving establishment with a history of good ratings may occasionally get a poor inspection rating, occasionally the best do, and every restaurant normally gets a few things wrong.

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State Rep Terrie Wood Holds Oct 23 Info Meeting on State Policies, Taxes Affecting Businesses

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State Rep. Terrie Wood, together with state Rep. Gail Lavielle, will hold a meeting in Norwalk for constituents to talk about “new taxes, fees and policies that will affect Connecticut businesses,” she announced Tuesday in an email to constituents. The meeting takes place from 8 to 9 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23 in the Community Room on the first floor of Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Ave. Wood, a Republican, represents Rowayton and most of Darien in the state House of Representatives. Here’s most of the announcement:

Please join Rep. Gail Lavielle and me at the Norwalk City Hall on Oct.

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Most Recent Health Inspection Reports for Food Serving Places in Darien

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Here’s how Darien restaurants and other food-serving places fared in the eight latest inspection reports, released Thursday by the Darien Health Department. The six inspections of food-serving establishments took place from Sept. 27 to Oct. 10 with two getting an “A” rating, and the four others getting a “B.” None received the worst rating, a “C.”