Market Green 6-22-16

Chamber of Commerce Supports Corbin/Post Road Redevelopment Proposal: Letter

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Dear Editor:

In the last ten plus years Darien has become more vibrant, and many exciting new merchants and restaurants have opened in downtown Darien. Grove Street Plaza, envisioned and built by Penny Glassmeyer, has become a wonderful center in town for concerts, arts fairs, and gatherings. 1020 Post is an elegant building built by David Genovese that is loved and frequented by so many Darien residents. Darien has a unique opportunity to redefine its downtown and compete with neighboring towns and cities by approving the Post Road/Corbin Drive project. The time is right, and the timing is NOW.

Tents Darien Sidewalk Sale Days 7-15-16

Darien Sidewalk Sale & Family Fun Days Continue with Sales, Kids Events, Music

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Crowds flocked along sidewalks downtown and elsewhere in Darien to pick up sale items from local businesses, join contests and learn about local organizations on Thursday, part of the three-day Darien Sidewalk Sale and Family Fun Days. There was also fun for kids, with a bouncy house and an ongoing Where’s Waldo contest (many more events and activities for kids are scheduled for Friday and Saturday). Here’s what some of it looked like on Thursday:

Stores were on the sidewalks downtown, in the Noroton Heights Shopping Center, Goodwives Shopping Center and elsewhere around town Thursday with marked down items.

From the Darien Chamber of Commerce website:
Friday-July 15

FacePainting by Ela at Darien Toy Box 11AM-1PM,
Facepainting by the Depot Teens at First County Bank 10AM-2PM,
Mr. Bungles Balloon Creations 10AM-2PM (in front of Darien Carpet on Tokeneke Road),
Get a delicious glass of  ice coffee at The Dock Shop,
Bouncy House 10AM – 3PM at William Pitt,
Nick Trautmann Trio 12-2pm at Gofer Plaza,
take a photo with STORM-SoundTigers Mascot11am-2pm, and enter theTREASURE HUNT with your tickets from making a purchase at participating merchants. Look for the Stiltwalker around town! Saturday-July 16

GIANT Pedal Cart Race Track behind First County Bank 10am-3pm,
FacePainting by Ela 11am -2pm at Darien Toy Box,
Facepainting 10am-2pm by the Depot Teens at First County Bank, At Home in the Heights, and SoNo Baking.

Darien Sidewalk Sale Days Poster Part 7-3-16

Darien SideWalk Sales and Family Fun Days Coming July 14 to 16

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The Darien Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Sidewalk Sales & Family Fun Days on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 14, 15 and 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event features Darien merchants exhibiting along the Post Road, at Goodwives Shopping Center and at Noroton Heights Shopping Center. Bargains with discounts of up to 70 percent are expected. According to the Darien Chamber of Commerce, expect these activities each day of the event:

Thursday, July 14: Shoppers can stop by the Chamber of Commerce tent to get their special insert with a guide to the events over the three days. There will be a special guessing contest for children and adults to win a prize. The inflatable Bouncy House can be found next to William Pitt Sotheby’s for children to have some fun.

Le Boudoir, a Beauty Salon, Opens on Grove Street

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A new salon has opened its doors in Darien: Le Boudoir is now at 13 Grove St. and specializes in “blow outs.” Here’s an announcement about the store from the Darien Chamber of Commerce:

Mamoune Tazi is the celebrated owner and lead beautician at Le Boudoir. A salon veteran, his belief is that beauty is not about creating a look; it’s about creating a feeling. Mamoune’s specialty is the blow out.

Indoor Sidewalk Sales 2016

Week-long ‘Indoor Sidewalk Sales’ in Darien Start Friday, Jan 29 [Updated]

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Update 1:56 p.m., Jan. 28:

The “Indoor Sidewalk Sales” starting Friday and running through Feb. 6 have another store participating: Seasons Too at 836 Post Rd., which will have 60 to 75 percent off “select floor samples.” Update 3:33 p.m., Jan. 21:

Here’s the Darien Chamber of Commerce’s announcement (the number of participating stores has been adjusted to 26 from 29):

The Darien Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Darien retailers have pulled together for an AMAZING Darien Winter Sale!!

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Chamber Chairman: Stores Not Ready for Chip Cards May Be Liable for Fraud Thefts

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Business owners who want to protect their stores’ bottom lines from some types of credit card fraud may need to get equipment that reads the “chip” credit cards now being introduced in the United States. That was the message at a recent Darien Chamber of Commerce event from Mark Rosenbloom, the incoming chairman of the chamber’s Board of Directors and an assistant vice president at First County Bank. Rosenbloom is also manager of cash management services at the bank. First County is one of many sellers of the devices. Legal liability in the United States shifts to the store if it doesn’t use the terminals built to read the embedded microchips in chip credit cards, Rosenbloom said at a “Business After Hours” event held Thursday at Jimmy’s Southside Tavern on Heights Road.

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Talk on New ‘Chip’ Credit Cards at Darien Chamber of Commerce Networking Event

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Mark Rosenbloom of First County Bank will give a short presentation on “chip” credit cards as part of a Darien Chamber of Commerce “After Hours” networking event Thursday at Jimmy’s Southside Tavern. Chip credit cards are common in Europe but relatively new to the United States. They’re designed to be more difficult for thieves to use. Rosenbloom, an assistant vice president and cash management services manager at First County Bank, is also a board member at the Darien Chamber of Commerce.  

According to an announcement on the chamber website: “Jimmy Love [owner of Jimmy’s Southside Tavern] is hosting chamber members and treating us to wonderful appetizers.