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Guilford In Business

Guilford Business Community Goes into 2021 with Hope, But Facing Significant Challenges

Published Jan. 06, 2021 08:36 a.m.

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.

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Breakwater Books co-owner Richard Parent faces actress Donna Dupervil (right) and director Karina Silva (left) during filming for an international American Express ad campaign focusing on small businesses. Photo courtesy of Breakwater Books

Breakwater Books Takes Center Stage in International AmEx Ad

Published Dec. 08, 2020 02:52 p.m.

This holiday season more than ever, people are recognizing the power, the importance, and the need for small businesses.

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Guilford Selectmen Consider First Draft of EDC Tax Incentive Proposal Encourage Development

Published Dec. 08, 2020 10:03 a.m.

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.

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First Selectman Matt Hoey stands with Brian McGlone following a surprise July 30 motorcade farewell in front of Town Hall. Photo by Jesse Williams/The Courier

Guilford Bids Farewell to Retiring Economic Development Coordinator Brian McGlone

Published Aug. 05, 2020 08:40 a.m.

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.

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Guilford to Expedite Approval for Restaurants’ Outdoor Seating

Published May 18, 2020 03:02 p.m.

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.

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Guilford Businesses Community Adapting and Uniting Against Uncertainties

Published April 07, 2020 11:02 a.m.

“Every day brings new challenges, both positive and negative,” said Alisha Rayner, owner of The Marketplace.

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Owner Sally Scott. Photo by Karissa VanTassel Photography

In Business: Sally Scott Interior Design

Published Dec. 19, 2019 12:01 a.m.

After 30 years in business, Sally Scott of Sally Scott Interior Design says she’s just as passionate about providing interior design services as she was on day one.

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Richard Parent, left, and Paul Listro are the new owners of Breakwater Books in downtown Guilford. Photo by Jesse Williams/The Courier

Breakwater Books’ New Owners Say Right Place, Right Time

Published Nov. 19, 2019 01:57 p.m.

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.

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PZC Approves Special Permit for 31-Lot Development Near Bittner

Published Nov. 12, 2019 03:30 p.m.

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.

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Anthony’s of Guilford is Alive and Well

Published Nov. 05, 2019 01:31 p.m.

In Economic Development Coordinator Brian McGlone’s article in the fourth quarter edition of Guilford Events, ...

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From left are (front) State Representative Sean Scanlon (D-98); Governor Ned Lamont, Page Taft Executive Vice President and Guilford Branch Manager Karen Stevens, State Senator Christine Cohen (D-12), and First Selectman Matt Hoey and Page-Taft agents (second row) Isabella Gasser-Arpie, Adrian Price, Svetlana Goletz and (back) Claudia Bartlett, Steve Spurrell, Paula Baraket, and Matt Healy. 

Photo courtesy of Matt Blanchette

Governor Lamont Tours Guilford; New Page Taft Real Estate Offices

Published Sep. 12, 2019 12:01 a.m.

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.

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Kirsta Ifkovic and Andrew Page represent the third generation of ownership of Frank’s Package Store and Page Hardware Co., respectively; both stores are celebrating their 80th year at the south end of the Guilford Green. Photo courtesy of Andrew Page

Family-Run Page’s Hardware and Frank’s Package Store Celebrating 8 Decades in Business

Published July 30, 2019 03:21 p.m.

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.

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Denali Closing Shop; Gauntlet Run Canceled

Published July 02, 2019 01:44 p.m.

It’s official: Denali, the Guilford-based outdoor product retailer, is closing its doors.

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Busines in Brief

Published April 25, 2019 12:01 a.m.

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Guilford High School junior Charlotte Wiley addresses a crowd of Guilford residents gathered at the Community Center to hear more about the proposed plastic bag ban ordinance. Photo by Zoe Roos/The Courier

Guilford Task Force Presents Plastic Bag Ban

Published April 04, 2019 12:01 a.m.

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.

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A mix of commercial and residential space along the Guilford Green, 43 units in all, recently sold to a new owner for $8 million. 

Photo By Zoe Roos/The Courier

43 Units in Downtown Guilford Sell for $8 Million

Published March 20, 2019 08:00 a.m.

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.

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Roses for Autism to Close June 15

Published March 19, 2019 02:40 p.m.

After nearly 10 years, Roses for Autism will close its doors on Saturday, June 15. Representatives say the closure is a result of financial struggle.

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Attendees and honorees at the 2018 Shoreline Chamber of Commerce annual Dinner and Awards Celebration included (from left) WFSB meteorologist Mark Dixon, Branford First Selectman Jamie Cosgrove, Guilford First Selectman Matt Hoey, Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter Executive Director Laura Burban (award winner), John Saville of John Saville Entertainment (award winner); East River Energy CEO Don Herzog (award winner), Shoreline Chamber Chair Camille Murphy of Murphy & CO CPAs, Rich Cobb of Pressed and Dressed (award winner), Shoreline Chamber of Commerce President Sheri Cote, Peter Sikes of Shoreline Pixels (award winner), Town of Guilford Economic Develiopment Coordinator Brian McGlone (award winner), Jackie Salg of Pressed and Dressed (award winner), and East River Energy President Jesse Herzog (award winner). Photo courtesy of Sheri Cote

The Shoreline Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Award Winners

Published March 07, 2019 12:01 a.m.

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.

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Guilford Continues Discussions On Plastic Bag Ban

Published March 05, 2019 10:45 a.m.

Public Informational Meeting March 27

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Guilford First Selectman Named Tweed Interim Executive Director

Published Feb. 21, 2019 02:51 p.m.

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.

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From left, Connecticut Farm Bureau Executive Director Bryan Hurlburt, Bishop’s Orchard Farm Market & Winery Co-CEO and Winemaker Keith Bishop, and State Senator Christine Cohen (D-12) tour Bishop’s Farm Market & Winery and discuss pending legislation concerning cider sale laws. Photo by Zoe Roos/The Courier

Cohen, Bishop Push for New Hard Cider Legislation

Published Feb. 19, 2019 01:53 p.m.

Connecticut has seemingly become a hot spot for local breweries, wineries, and cideries.

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Photo by Kym Campbell

In Business: Javahut

Published Jan. 07, 2019 10:53 a.m.

Javahut is a new unique cafe located in an iconic quonset hut serving organic and fair trade local coffee from shearwater coffee roasters, crepes, breakfast, and lunch.

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Businesses Warned About 'Official' Reporting Scam

Published Jan. 04, 2019 05:03 p.m.

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.

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Photo courtesy of Clifford Beers

In Business: Clifford Beers

Published Aug. 30, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Clifford Beers recently relocated and expanded in Guilford to better serve community behavioral health needs for shoreline families.

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Photo by Rich Cobb

In Business: Pressed & Dressed

Published Aug. 02, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Pressed & Dressed is a new dry cleaner that also specializes in tailoring and alterations, and offers tuxedo and suit rentals. Its ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on April 10.

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Photo courtesy of Chaim Tovia

In Business: H2O Farm

Published Feb. 02, 2017 12:01 a.m.

Guilford’s historic agricultural community has a new member: H2O Farm, which specializes in growing leaf lettuce in a state-of-the-art, automated hydroponic greenhouse.

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Lotus International Auctions, LLC, o-owners Tom Mason (left) and Bernie Triche. Photo courtesy of Tom Mason

In Business: Lotus International Auctions, LLC

Published Oct. 27, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Lotus International Auctions, LLC, is a fine art auction house that seeks to provide a convenient way to sell and buy paintings, drawings, sculpture, and prints.

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Photo courtesy of Kennedy & Perkins Guild Opticians

Celebrating 70 Years of Service

Published July 20, 2016 09:00 a.m.

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.

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