Westbrook In Business
The year 2020 was an unprecedented challenge for the town as a whole, but for those running small businesses in Guilford, the pandemic created a uniquely difficult set of circumstances requiring a constant spirit of adaptation and cooperation.
This holiday season more than ever, people are recognizing the power, the importance, and the need for small businesses.
The Board of Selectmen (BOS) broadly discussed a more detailed and revised version of an incentive plan that would provide a deferral and tiered phasing-in of taxes for certain types of developments, something that has been enacted in several neighboring towns and been discussed in Guilford a number of times over the last few years.
Economic Development Coordinator Brian McGlone, who has served as a lifeline for local businesses during the pandemic and spent nine years in Town Hall guiding and leading Guilford on economic issues, retired at the end of last month, with First Selectman Matt Hoey and Economic Development Commission Chair Mark Wasserman organizing an emotional goodbye motorcade showing the town’s appreciation.
Guilford is working to expedite the process by which restaurants can begin offering outdoor seating service, with a handful expected to serve customers in the next week or so.
“Every day brings new challenges, both positive and negative,” said Alisha Rayner, owner of The Marketplace.
For almost 50 years, Breakwater Books has offered personal service for residents who’d rather peruse thoughtful displays and chat with someone friendly and familiar instead of trawling the Internet when searching for their next read.
The Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) approved a special permit application by Branford-based Vigliotti Construction for a 31-lot development off Long Hill Road near Bullard Drive, setting unique restrictions and requirements on the construction based on an open space subdivision regulation.
On Aug. 29, the Guilford office of Page Taft Christie’s International Real Estate Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont during his walking tour of the town.
A lot may have changed over the past eight decades, but there are two places that have been a mainstay on the Guilford Green for 80 years. Both Page Hardware and Frank’s Package Store opened for business in 1939.
The issue of plastic pollution has garnered global attention and while the issue might seem vast and daunting, Guilford is looking to help address the issue in its own small way: a ban on single-use plastic bags at the point of checkout.
One of downtown Guilford’s largest property groups just changed hands. A collection of buildings on the green and around the Whitfield Water Street parking lot recently sold to a new owner for $8 million.
Winners of the 2018 Shoreline Chamber of Commerce awards were recognized on Feb. 21 at the organization’s annual Dinner and Awards Celebration held at Amarante’s Sea Cliff in New Haven.
On Feb. 20, Guilford First Selectman MattHoey was named the interim director of Tweed New Haven Airport Authority at a time when the authroity is considering some substantial changes.
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and Attorney General George Jepsen are warning businesses across Connecticut about a mailing being sent by "Workplace Compliance Services" purporting to be an official "Annual Report Instruction Form," alleging that payment is required by Connecticut law.
Since 1946, Kennedy & Perkins Guild Opticians has been a locally owned and family-run optical business providing greater New Haven and shoreline area residents with state-of-the-art optical lens technology and distinctive and exclusive fashion eyewear and contact lenses. For 70 years, each pair of eyeglasses is personally crafted by a trained optician in Kennedy & Perkins’ New Haven central lab. Professionally trained frame stylists help clients choose the perfect fit, shape, and color for their own personalized look and each store features eye examinations by an independent doctor of optometry.