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Frenchy’s Wine Road: From Cap, Cork & Cellar to Connecticut Wine & Liquor, Here, A Weekly Roundup of Wine Store Offerings

François Steichen founded Frenchy’s Wine Road, a Connecticut company that writes copy and content for the wine, spirits and cider industries. He is a resident of Old Greenwich with 16 years’ experience in the Wine Industry in Fairfield County and New York City. He holds the WSET Diploma in wine & spirits. Continue Reading →

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Last Day to Buy Beer at Acme is Friday…

The Acme stores in Greenwich at 160 West Putnam Avenue and 1261 E Putnam Ave in Riverside Commons will soon stop selling beer. Signs on the doors to say that effective Saturday, Jan 23 they will no longer sell beer in their Connecticut store locations. The last day to purchase beer will be Friday Jan 22. In the stores, beer is on clearance. Beyond that the stores have marked down the majority of items.

It was back in 2015 that Acme arrived in Greenwich after A&P filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in three years and ceased operations after 156 years. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Watch: Grilling for Aux Delices Big Plans in Riverside

Owners of Aux Delices in Riverside also own 5 Riverside Lane where the Town issued a Stop Work order for construction of a new building where they seek to house a fish store, jewelry store and Cobs Bakery. They want to change Aux Delices from retail food to a restaurant but have parking deficiencies. They have offered second floor dining without Town approval. Also, they seek permission for their outdoor dining. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Watch: Balducci’s Seeks Outdoor Seating for 24

  Planning and Zoning was presented an application on Tuesday from Balducci’s attorney John Heagney for 24 seats of outdoor dining at the Riverside supermarket. Specifically, they seek six tables – four outside the front of the building, and two on the side of the building for customers and staff who want to sit outside during their breaks. The application hit a snag pretty quickly. In the Town’s regulations, the outdoor dining definition refers to dining related to a restaurant or retail food establishment. Balducci’s is neither. Continue Reading →

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