I ran into the Director of Dariens' Chamber of Commerce this morning at the gym and was able to confirm that there are several new retailers and eateries coming to Darien...JosABanks menswear,CAVA Restaurant (there's one in New Canaan too...), Go Figure Excercise,(next to Espresso Neat) . The Whole Foods opening has been pushed from March to May 2010 despite workers on site 7 days a week. Stay tuned.Continue Reading!
I'll try to select specific properties each week that for one reason or another strike me as worth noting. This weeks' pick is located on Sunset Road,in Darien,CT. I've chosen it because of its' location which is on a much sought after street in town. (more…)Continue Reading!
Just a few doors down from Griebs,(which I wrote about in my last post) is a nifty little place called The Sugar Bowl. It is a luncheonette in the old fashioned sense of the word and a favorite stop for young and old alike. The breakfasts are particularly popular. Great eggs,omelets pancakes etc. Young Moms love to bring their broods at lunchtime for grilled cheese or peanut butter and jelly in an atmosphere where kids are not just welcomed, but...Continue Reading!
People often tell me that they are interested in buying a home to Darien,Ct because it is a small town. The population of Darien is about 18,000 and many of the comforts of small town life exist side by side with chain stores and restaurants. A perfect example is Griebs Pharmacy located right on the Post Road in the center of downtown Darien. Greibs is a pharmacy in the old fashioned sense of the word. The staff knows you by name...Continue Reading!
Looks like we're off to a good start this year.Continue Reading!
The usual new listings,deposits and closings. Looks like January is off to an encouraging start.Continue Reading!
From the look of it,Planet Pizza, a smallish New England pizza chain will be coming to a prominent Post Road location in Darien. After some research I discovered that Planet Pizza has locations throughout CT and serves up thin crust pizza most unlike Post Corner Pizza,a Darien staple. I also discovered a website that rates pizza throughout the state and I offer the link here for all of you pizza affiicianados. I've eaten at many of these establishments and tend...Continue Reading!
Interesting news from a local website...Darien Patch Metro North Train Time: You Be the Conductor Empowering Darien commuters with the information they need to answer the all-important train-catching question: to run or not to run? Credit Cecelia Smith For the commuter, a 60-second sprint can make the difference between catching an express train home and enduring a 60-minute wait for the next local loco. Thanks to Metro North Train Time, Darien commuters with access to...Continue Reading!
I know this is an odd thing to write but I've received several calls just today about local rentals, that is, in the Darien,Stamford,and Norwalk area. The truth is that unless the rental is in the upper price ranges most renters list their properties directly on Criags List (hey- Ive done it myself). However, if you're new to the area ,or haven't even gotten here yet,its hard to tell if you'll like the neighborhood or whether its convenient. If this happens to...Continue Reading!
With the influx of young professionals from UBS and RBS, high end luxury condos are becoming more in demand than ever, While the low end in condo marketing has stagnated, units in upscale luxury condos like Trump Parc are taking off. Developments such as Palmer Hill,River Oaks,The Maples and Center ridge condos have contributed to a luxury condo market in Stamford. Although pressed by some would be buyers to lower prices many developers have stuck to their guns.Large scale developers are...Continue Reading!