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NOVEMBER 7, 2006

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Stamford Retail
In This Issue:
A Marketing Publication From The Advocate

• Evolving Retail • A Vision for the Future

• South end Reborn • Lighting Up Stamford Harbor

• Mall Poised for Growth • And Much More!

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• Litigation and Trial Work
Michael J. Cacace* Mark P. Santagata Paul T. Tusch Richard S. Fisher Ronald E. Kowalski, II Jane W. Freeman Judith Ellenthal Katherine T. Blakeslee Alice Ann Fitzpatrick Linda S. Brown* Meredith Denecke* Keenan McMahon Michael B. Thomas Of Counsel Ellery Plotkin Mark Koczarski*†
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Strong Retail: The Product of Good Planning Practices Downtown Retail South End Reborn Lighting Up Stamford Harbor Evolving Retail World Continues to Challenge UConn Alumni and Friends Social UConn Alums Celebrate 125th Anniversary Mall Poised for Holiday Sales Growth A vision for the future and a glimpse of the past Office 2007— is it worth the wait? Community Corner Welcome New Members Company Recognition Members Making News

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Retail talk
Retail has been a topic of debate for many years in Stamford. Recently the debate has focused on the retail master plan of the city vs. the rights of a neighborhood to redevelop itself. The vision and mission of the city’s master plan has always been clear. The city has one regional shopping destination in the downtown while the other retail complexes focus on the needs of the neighborhoods. This has been part of a program to prevent urban sprawl.


The latest debate is about the neighborhood that is adjacent to the downtown, separated by I-95 and the train tracks, the South End. It has been part of a vision for redevelopment for over 20 years, and is now ready to move forward with plans for a large number of housing units and major retail. This is big for Stamford, second only to the urban renewal plan of 50 years ago. Does this warrant another look at the city’s master plan? The answer is both yes and no depending on who you ask. The South End developers feel they have a formula to take care of the retail deficiencies of Stamford and should be allowed to move forward. The downtown property owners feel that they have the formula that follows the city’s master plan and want to stay the course. There is agreement between the South End and the downtown on what each can live with. Both sides have worked diligently to reach a compromise. But the agreement sometimes gets lost as the debate continues. The development of the South End will offer tremendous opportunity for Stamford’s residents. The potential of a large number of housing units in the area is very powerful and cannot be ignored. It is also interesting that this project is being recognized as an excellent example of a Smart Growth policy. The proximity to the train station and additional residential opportunity for the employees are all part of Smart Growth. The South End is a long-term project that will take at least 10 or maybe even 20 years to reach completion. The downtown build out has been a plan for nearly 50 years in the making. These two areas can coexist and support each other and add to the greatness of Stamford.

John P. Condlin President and CEO Stamford Chamber of Commerce


Strong Retail: The Product of Good Planning Practices
SANDRA GOLDSTEIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Stamford Downtown Special Services District

Downtown Retail

A dozen years ago we were an economically depressed area with few pedestrians, no nightlife, low $10sf retail rents, a limited menu of entertainment opportunities, only a handful of restaurants and a very stagnant housing community.oday we are a much more vital place with more than one and a half million people coming to the downtown just for our entertainment and event offerings, with pedestrians on the street day and night, weekdays and week-

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ends, with 75 restaurants attracting a regional clientele, with retail rents at over $30sf, and with over 4,000 people living Downtown, nearly half of them in residences built during the last eight years. Furthermore, the downtown has a grand list of 1 billion dollars. In this rather small Downtown area which comprises less than one percent of the land area of the city, the Downtown represents 11% of the grand list. Truly making the Downtown the economic engine for the city! Positive growth as described above just does not happen. It occurs because of sound land use practices. The city’s Planning 4 Board has been a partner with the DSSD in the downtown’s suc-

cess by making the creation of a strong, vibrant downtown one of the four major goals of the Master Plan. These policies were enacted by very astute planners in 1984 and were re-affirmed in 2002 after a three year exhaustive community-wide planning process. The planning principles which were then codified ensured that dense destinationtype retail, office and hotel development be concentrated in the Downtown and that less dense development and neighborhood retail be reserved for Industrial areas. The policies have served the city well—preventing urban sprawl that most assuredly would have occurred; the same way that urban sprawl has occurred in Norwalk and the Milford and Danbury corridors. These same planning policies have made it possible for big boxes like Target and Burlington to locate in the downtown and create a critical mass of retail offerings. Such planning creates strong city centers and in the case of Stamford has been a model which other cities have tried to emulate. A case in point is Norwalk, which with its 1,500,000+ sf of big box stores stretching along Routes 1 and 7 is truly the poster child for urban sprawl and how urban sprawl creates a dead downtown. Over the course of the last five years Norwalk property owners have met with the DSSD on three separate occasions to determine how to create a strong downtown. And while, we try to be helpful we always tell them that the process has to start with sound city planning. We in the Downtown will be the first to tell you that we have a long way to go before we have the strong downtown our planners and the DSSD envision.

There still exist multi-thousands of square feet of infill projects to be completed. But we are on the cusp of arriving at the point of really strong retail. The Stamford Town Center H&M, a trendy high fashion women’s retail chain, as well as eight nationally acclaimed On the street, several “concept” and high end restaurants are opening soon, as well, including napa & co and Remo’s Brick Oven Pizza. Other interesting plans include Tresser Square, a grand retail concept, yet in the planning stage which will transform the southwestern, part of the Downtown in the area of Tresser and Washington Boulevard. It calls for a mixed use development of 835 residential units and 165,000 square feet of retail including a quality grocer, restaurants, and specialty retail. The latter projects both developed and in the planning stages are testaments to how sound planning policy instigates strong development. The inexorable result of concentrating dense retail projects in the central business district is a downtown which is a draw and a model for the region.

Stamford is one of the few cities in the northeast that has resisted the post-war abandonment of its downtown business center in favor of suburban sprawl. While other major cities in Connecticut have seen their downtowns whither, abandoned by retailers and middle class residents, Stamford’s downtown has undergone a successful urban redevelopment, built a major urban mall, created a thriving downtown office center, attracted market rate and luxury housing, and has become one of the significant commercial centers of our country. All this happened in Stamford because the city’s Planning Board, through its Master Plan, and supported by the Zoning Board, aggressively pursued a visionary “smart growth” strategy to reinforce the Downtown rather than yield to pressures to permit scattered sprawl development. The recently completed 2002 Master Plan affirmed the city’s 30 year commitment to a fully developed, intensive, mixed-use Downtown which balances retail, office and residential uses along with cultural and recreational uses, and discourages intensive retail development outside the Downtown. A vibrant, active downtown can provide an attraction for corporate offices to locate in downtown Stamford, offsetting resi-

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dential property tax rates, without placing commercial office traffic in our residential neighborhoods. Proposals for substantial new retail development outside of the downtown are a direct threat to Stamford’s Master Plan concept of a Downtown Core. To see the effects of such retail sprawl one need go no further than Norwalk, which has permitted strip retail development along Route 1 and Route 7, causing massive traffic tie-ups on weekends. Norwalk really no longer has a downtown. Stamford, on the other hand, is developing a downtown that is attractive to pedestrians, by encouraging retail development along its streets. Investment has been made in developing downtown parks and public spaces. Stamford’s DSSD promotes daytime and evening activities, such as food tastings and farmers markets. An emphasis on arts and entertainment has generated an increase in the number of restaurants and cafes, and that in turn has encouraged new market rate housing to be built downtown. The impact of all these measures has been to strengthen the market for downtown office space, and to make Downtown Stamford a place people want to visit for shopping, dining and entertainment. We need to encourage more retail development in our downtown to increase the critical mass of retail that attracts people and makes downtown Stamford an interesting and safe place to be.


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South End Reborn
B R U C E M A C L E O D , COO Antares In recent years many cities (Baltimore, Richmond and Providence come to mind) have dealt with the departure of industry from within their boundaries; that moment has arrived in Stamford with the Antares purchase of 80 acres in the South End. Not since the Urban Renewal program of the 60’s and 70’s along Tresser Boulevard has such a large, in-town development been contemplated. Deciding what to build and where to build it is a big challenge for the city, the residents, and the developers. Antares has proposed a mixed-use project after collecting considerable input from many constituencies that are, or will be, affected by the South End redevelopment, and further supported by extensive market research. 85% of the proposed development will be residential (4000 total, including 400 affordable units) that will help fill the housing gap that exists, taking advantage of the proximity to downtown and the transportation center, Bruce MacLeod thus relieving traffic congestion. The proposed plan offers the following features: access to the waterfront by road and perimeter walkway, public park space, improved streetscapes, and a school site as the result of public input and the work of world class planning firms. The remaining 15% of the project is divided into 5% Office, 3% Hotel, and 7% Retail. These additional uses are designed to add vibrancy and activity to the South End as well as provide much needed services for both the existing residents and the 10,000 newcomers. While the South End is separated from the CBD by the two underpasses for Route 95 and the railroad tracks, it is nevertheless part of downtown although a perhaps a separate district or zone, as exists in the cities referenced above. The nature of the retail in the Antares plan for the Yale & Towne site has been extensively discussed regarding uses that go beyond neighborhood and convenience tenancies (grocery store, pharmacy, deli, etc). The overall plan is for a mix of uses including the much needed neighborhood services, up to 1000 residential units, and retail space. Two retail options have been considered: a) Main Street comprised of many small traditional retailers and restaurants or b) 3-5 large format stores like home improvement, electronics, furniture, etc. Antares has opted for the latter approach having encountered substantial concern that the Main Street plan could jeopardize the vitality of downtown. The large format program is designed to not conflict by either size or use with the downtown merchandising goals, while at the same time providing venues that will serve Stamford residents and also regain retail sales lost to adjoining towns as they stimulated retail development. Nearly every city you can think of has several focal points with different personalities--the variety that make cities vibrant and appealing. Portland and Providence have faced similar issues and have found creative tracts to revitalization through multiple districts that significantly enhance their attractiveness and success.

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A new tradition begins in Stamford Harbor
A holiday parade of lighted and decorated vessels—sail and power, recreational and commercial, individuals and organizations will parade throughout Stamford Harbor on Saturday, November 25th at 6:00 P.M. For all you boaters out there, this is a great opportunity to celebrate the holiday season by decorating your boat and joining in the fun. All vessels will rendezvous at 6:00 p.m. in the East branch of Stamford Harbor by the Czescik Marina. The boats will then parade down the East branch and around to the West branch of the harbor and pass the reviewing stand on the Avalon at Stamford Harbor fishing pier. The parade will end in front of the Crab Shell restaurant at Stamford Landing. Awards will be given for the Best Decorated and Most Original. Vessels of any size are welcome and there is no cost to participate. There will be a number of great places to view the event. For an application or for additional information, please call Andy Liljequist at (203) 359-6666 or Dick Gildersleeve at (203) 904-5776.

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Evolving Retail World Continues to Challenge



The recent news that Tower Records was closing is not so surprising to anyone with teenage kids. Music today is downloaded onto MP3s or iPods. College students seldom even own a stereo, let alone cart the entire apparatus into dorm rooms in the way that earlier generations did. It won’t be long before the CD and its difficult to open package will be as hard to find as records and tapes. At the other extreme of the age demographic, prescription drugs are increasingly ordered via the internet and delivered directly to the home. In some cases, they’re shipped internationally. Individually owned and independent pharmacies have evolved into health care related merchants, selling and renting special ambulatory equipment. Meanwhile, the chain pharmacy, pushed by the internet and by giants like Walmart, is changing rapidly even though the industry is building more and more neighborhood stores in order to increase convenience to our aging population. Still, they’re different types of stores, often open

twenty-four hours and focused on general merchandise as much as drugs. Of course, the old luncheon counter is long gone. In fact, all retail is evolving in ways that ten years ago would have been unimaginable to the common consumer and to many retail developers and landlords as well. It was often said, but seldom understood that the internet was going to cause some turbulence in the retail world. Today, new trends show how the cyber world has impacted the retail store. Changes are everywhere. In video rental stores (will you still get in your car and go on Saturday night or will the movie arrive via internet or the postal service?); film development (how important is one hour service if you have a digital camera?); and restaurants that are increasingly becoming a part of the entertainment industry (have you been to a Dick’s Last Resort?). On another front, retailers grow ever larger, demanding specific space configurations. It is not uncommon for these tenants to travel in packs, coming with or

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only if another compatible tenant often related corporately, is nearby. In some cases, signage, parking, entryways, delivery demands and architecture all get scrambled. Even having wireless capability may determine if you get the tenant you want whether critical for the store’s daily operations or to attract customers (see Starbucks). Big box retailers demand parking and trucking accommodations and move product lines in great quantities especially in sporting goods, furnishings, appliances, electronics, and even food. Stamford has not seen these stores while they have developed throughout the trade area such as in lower Westchester County and in the Norwalk areas. In spite of all these changes and the seemly inhuman nature of the big box stores, there remains an element of the retail world that satisfies the need to be part of something, to be among the masses and to socialize. One walks Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue as much to be part of the ‘scene’ as they do to shop. Increasing pedestrian traffic is an obvious goal of merchants and retail developers and has led to the increased amount of mixed use developments that offer housing as well as retail space. Just about every major project being considered for the downtown area follows this model. Interestingly, new residential projects in the works along East Main Street also have a mixture of retail uses on the first floor. Creatively mixing and matching retail tenants into new real estate developments requires the ability to recognize and react to the volatility of the industry. Developers must be prepared to adjust space while also balancing the demands of retail tenants to be alongside other types of merchants to maximize their business and to optimize foot traffic. So too, the city’s land use laws including its master plan and zoning code need to reflect these

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changes and allow flexibility. New types of retail projects will confront the City and older buildings will need to adapt either by physically changing or by pursuing a new line of unique users like live-work arrangements for small craftsmen and artists or boutique shops. Big box and category killer stores can not be shoe-horned

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Mall Poised for Holiday Sales Growth
MIKE MCANDREWS, GENERAL MANAGER Stamford Town Center Lower gas prices, a stable economy, and new store will take up two levels and offer café selections stores have Stamford Town Center merchants in an from Starbucks and the Cheesecake Factory. Over the upbeat mood going into the all important holiday top of Barnes and Noble, Swedish apparel retailer, shopping season. Approximately 30% of retail profits H&M will construct a 20,000 square foot store. and sales are generated in the fourth quarter with The outdoor area also includes a mix of sit-down some categories, such as jewelry realizing up to 50% restaurants with outdoor seating. PF Changs will of sales generation in the season. We be located on the corner of Tresser believe the mall (and area retailers) Boulevard and Greyrock Place. The will do well this year. west end of the plaza will see the east Stamford Town Center has introcoast introduction of Mitchell’s Fish duced a number of new stores to Market, an elegant restaurant offermeet consumer needs. We’ve added ing 80 seafood choices flown in daily a terrific mix of products and serfrom around the world. A luxurious vices that give the mall a new look mahogany and leather-rich, award going into our reconstruction. The winning restaurant, The Capital Grille Mall has demolished the old Filene’s opens with a private wine cellar. The Department Store to make way for a Arizona-based Kona Grill comes to ‘streetscape’ mix of new stores and Connecticut with a diverse selection sit-down restaurants. The $50 milof American dishes and a full sushi lion project will be completed in late Mike McAndrews bar. Premium sandwiches, soups, sal2007 and has been the catalyst for ads, and s’mores will be offered by retailers who have opened inside the mall this year. Cosi. California Pizza Kitchen will bring its popular A new Apple Computer Store on Level 4 in the menu to Stamford and Famous Dave’s Bar B Que Macy’s wing exceeded all of our expectations. We’re with award winning ribs, also opens its first store in excited about other stores that opened around Apple, the state. including Spring, a trendy shoe store for young men With new stores now open inside the mall, and a and women, a new Hallmark prototype store, and creative mix of new merchants coming in 2007, we’re Bakers, a popular priced shoe store for women. The ready to GO’ into the holidays and beyond. ‘GO’ is leasing activity is not limited to the Macy’s wing. the mall’s new marketing campaign and promotes a Mikasa and Company opened a new ‘concept’ store holiday season filled with new stores, gift ideas, and on Level 4 overlooking the Grand Court of the community entertainment. Last year, over 2,000 peomall and Starbucks Coffee brings its popular prod- ple performed in the mall during the holidays. This ucts to the Saks wing. On Level 5, offering quality year is no exception as area choirs, concert bands, branded footwear, the Walking Company opened. and dance troupes will make the season come alive Fresh Mexican/American food is offered by the new with “Holidays in Harmony.” The season highlight is Sole Mex Restaurant on Level 7 where the floor is the annual holiday concert on December 10 by the enhanced by the opening of FYE Music and Movies. Young Artists Philharmonic. The group, sponsored The reconstruction area is now 100% leased. We by the mall, features over 100 of the finest young recently announced a stellar line-up of new stores musicians from throughout Fairfield County. With and restaurants, including the largest Barnes and musical ‘GO’ sentiments this season, we say ‘Oh what Noble store in Connecticut. The 40,000 square foot fun it is…to shop’ Stamford Town Center.


A vision for the future and a glimpse of the past
TO M R I C H , P R E S I D E N T F.D. Rich Co. Area shoppers and gourmands can look forward to a plethora of retail and restaurant choices coming to Stamford in the not to distant future. Some offerings won’t materialize that quickly but, it’s great to see that the foundation we have collectively constructed over the last 45 years since we began to renew our “city center” is resulting in not only a “city that works” but a city that shops, dines out, lives downtown and goes to the movies, the theatre, symphony, ballet and yes to school at UConn. On Broad Street alone there are three new additions that are gearing up to open for business and a fourth possibility. HSBC, a full service banking operation will soon open at the Atlantic Street corner in Reckson’s handsome addition to Landmark Square. Further west on Broad at the F D. Rich Company’s new 115 . room Courtyard by Marriott, Napa and Company is about to set the town ablaze with their culinary expertise and design finesse. Mary Schaefer and Charlie Morgan, the founders and former owners of Telluride (still hot) are the dynamic duo behind this creative concept which combines a wine shop, gourmet grocery and three meal-a-day restaurant and bar. West of Summer Street has action too. In the Target Retail Shops, (near the recently opened Citibank), Houlihan’s is preparing to start construction on their 7,000 restaurant and bar. They are a casual, family friendly dining spot that boasts tantalizing drinks, an eclectic “fresh food” menu in an energetic environment. Look for them in the spring of 07. And, just beyond Houlihan’s the Thomas L. Rich, Louis R. Cappelli and Donald J. Trump will soon be back in front of the Zoning Board with their spectacular 170unit Trump Parc Condominium. Albeit, it’s 50 feet shorter and set in from Washington Boulevard but will still contain 3,500 SF of ground floor retail space with frontage that wraps the corner of Broad Street and Washington Blvd. The space is being planned for a restaurant, featuring out door café seating. It will not only serve the community but, satisfy the late night cravings of the Trump Parc residents. There’s so much more including the exciting Stamford Town Center news, The Ritz, Lowe and South End projects which all have big retail components. Stamford’s future looks bright for retail gains for the foreseeable future.


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GARR Y FELDMAN, PARTNER U.S. Computer Connection Office 2007 will be released in the next few months after being delayed for almost a year, but will Gary Feldman it be worth the wait? In the process of giving the software package a new look and lots of new features, Microsoft is accomplishing the unusual: generating early interest in an upgrade of a product that has seemingly been around forever. That’s no small accomplishment, considering that many people still are perfectly happy with Office 97, including their word processor, spreadsheet, database, e-mail and presentation programs. And they will wonder why they should spend hundreds of dollars to upgrade. To answer that, Microsoft has come up with a substantial overhaul. Office 2007 includes many changes aimed at corporate users, such as document sharing and comparison features and archiving common PowerPoint slides accessible on a network. But other changes will influence both business and consumer users. Microsoft’s delay in releasing Office 2007 until January 2007 follows the multiple delays for Windows Vista, its new operating system, the most recent of which meant missing the important holiday shopping season. The release for Vista and Office apparently now will coincide. By the time Vista is released, more than five years will have passed since Windows XP, an eternity for an operating system upgrade. In Office 2007 the familiar File dropdown function in the menu bar at the top is now gone, replaced by an Office Button and a new “Ribbon” that will bring many features to the top of the program’s window. Combined with a “Live View” function, it will automatically show how a document, presentation or chart will look simply by clicking on what amounts to a palette at the top of the screen. That will eliminate a frustrating version of hide-and-seek that many people experienced with the software suite over the years, as they dug through dropdown menus for a particular function. If you’re thinking of installing Office 2007 on your current computer make sure it meets the minimum requirements:


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Pullman & Comley’s Labor & Employment Law Section is presenting an informal roundtable discussion “The Hiring Process.” The luncheon will be held on Tuesday, November 21st in the Boardroom of Pullman’s Stamford office at 300 Atlantic St., 5th floor from Noon to 1:30 P.M. There is no fee to attend; however reservations are necessary. Please respond to Carrie Samperi at 203-3302008 or by email to Registration is now underway for the fall semester of Stamford Theatre Works’ School for the Performing Arts. Courses are available for children and teens in acting, improvisation, audition and commercial technique, and musical theatre and voice beginning in October through December. All classes are taught by accredited professionals at STW’s theatre located at 200 Strawberry Hill Ave., Stamford (on the campus of Sacred Heart Academy). Most classes take place on the STW stage in the historic barn theatre. For a brochure on STW’s School for the Performing Arts, with full course descriptions, dates, times, tuition, and teaching staff, visit www. or call Stamford Theatre Works at (203) 359-4414. Sterling Glen of Stamford, an independent and assisted living senior residence, will celebrate Veterans’ Day with a slide show while offering a variety of live music on several different dates to entertain and usher-in the fall season. The events are open to the public and free of charge. ■ Saturday, November 11 In remembrance of Veterans’ Day, Ken Berthelson will present a slide show entitled “The Badge of Military Merit, Purple Heart of the American Revolution” at 2 p.m. ■ Sunday, November 12 The musical group “Sophistication” presents “An International Hour of Music,” which highlights songs and music from around the globe at 2:30 p.m. ■ Wednesday, November 15 “The Hoot Owls,” a senior singing


group, will perform at 2 p.m. and conduct a sing-a-long. ■ Saturday, November 25 “The Maxine Korman Duo,” a nationally and internationally acclaimed violin and piano ensemble featuring the Karkowska sisters, will entertain with their virtuoso vocal pieces at 2 p.m. Sterling Glen of Stamford is located at 77 Third Street. For more information about upcoming programs, please call (203) 327-4551.

Curtain Call present Dreamgirls, now playing at The Kweskin Theatre. This production will feature a cast of 20 amazingly talented performers from as far away as Manchester, CT, Garrison, NY and Manhattan, as well as from Stamford and other nearby towns. The story of Dreamgirls: It’s 1962, and in the burgeoning world of rhythm and blues, established vocalists like Etta James and James Brown are beginning to share the spotlight with rising talents like Stevie Wonder and Mary Wells. A backup singer for the Drifters named Dionne Warwick is cutting her first demo with Burt Bacharach; the newly-christened Supremes are being coached and groomed for stardom. And in New York City, the Apollo Theatre is playing host to a talent contest, in which black artists from across the country are vying for a shot at celebrity. Last to arrive are three teenaged girls from Chicago— Effie White, Deena Jones, and Lorrell

Robinson—who’ve dubbed themselves the Dreamettes. As they dress to go on, they catch the eye of a smooth-talking car salesman, Curtis Taylor, Jr. Observing their performance, which Effie infuses with joy and conviction he positions himself as their manager and lands them a ten-week tour singing backup for “the wildest man in show business,” James “Thunder” Early. Dreamgirls will play in The Kweskin Theatre through November 25, Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 PM and Sunday Congressman Christopher Shays congratulates Jaslyn afternoons at 2:00PM. There will Sinclair of Stamford on her singing medal. (Her mother be one additional performance, Christine Sinclair is in the background.) Thursday evening, November 16 at 8:00PM. Ticket prices for all performances are: $24 - Adults, $17 - FoodStudio will hold its premier ‘Taste Senior Citizens and $12 - Students/chil- Experience: Wine Pairing 2006” event on dren. Box Office: 203-461-6358 x27 or Tuesday, November 14, 2006 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Today’s Kitchens Showroom, online at 111 High Ridge Road, Stamford, with parThe Stamford Symphony arranged for tial proceeds benefiting Special Olympics the only Connecticut stop of “The National Connecticut. Admission is $40 per perAnthem Project” to be in Stamford. son. Advance reservations should be made Traveling throughout the Unites States by calling 203-536-0182 or emailing “Restoring America’s Voice” the Project fea- For more informatures interactive games sponsored by the tion about the event, visit www.foodHistory Channel, an Instrument Petting The event will offer a selecZoo, and the National Anthem Singing tion of wines from Argentina, Australia, Contest. Children came from throughout Chile, Spain and South Africa provided the state to take their turn at the micro- by Cost Less Wines & Liquors, Stamford, phone and belt out “The Star Spangled and Winebow of Wallingford, paired with creative dishes prepared by FoodStudio Banner.” of Stamford. A portion of the proceeds from the November 14th event will go to Special Olympics Connecticut, Southwest Region to support its yearround athletic programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Fairfield and New Haven counties.
Stamford’s Pathfinders take the stage at the National Anthem Project.

Welcome New Members
A.P. Construction Company
Jonathan Burbank, Project Mgr.
707 Summer St. Stamford 06901 (203) 359-4704 Fax:(203) 359-0202

Russell Hodgson, President
77 Prospect St., #6J, Stamford 06901 (203) 323-7787

Ice Cream Shop
Retail ice cream shop located in Stamford and Darien.

University of Phoenix
Tom Coughlan, Chair/ Undergraduate Bus.
535 Connecticut Ave., Suite 400, Norwalk 06854 (203) 523-4709•Fax: (203) 523-4799 Colleges/Universities• A university focused on the needs of working CT adults, providing Bachelor and Masters Degrees in business and other fields.

Zypies Auction Services, Inc.
Dale Resnick, President
456 Glenbrook Rod. Stamford 06906 (203) 327-3229 Fax: (203) 548-9517 Consignment• Zypies Auctions is Stamford’s ONLY ebay drop-off store. Drop it off, we sell it & send you the money! It’s eBay made easy!

KAM Public Relations
Kathryn Moschella, Principal
1455 Washington Blvd., Ste. 341, Stamford 06902 (203) 363-0301

Computer Software
We work with companies to rapidly & inexpensively improve their business through the use of strategic web & desktop software.

Construction management and general contracting firm specializing in corporate interiors, educational facilities, healthcare and municipal facilities and residential properties. Branch office in White Plains, NY.

Marketing Promotion Agencies
A marketing/promotions consultancy specializing in the needs of small businesses.

McCarter & English, LLP
Basam Nabulsi, Partner
695 E. Main Street, Ste. 304A Stamford 06901 (203) 395-5900•Fax: (203) 395-5800

The Children’s School
Maureen Murphy, Director
12 Gary Rd. Stamford 06903 (203) 329-8815•Fax: (203) 329-2913

Law Firm
McCarter & English’s 400+ attorneys represent Fortune 500 and mid-cap companies in their national, regional and local litigation and on important transactions and business issues.

Non-Profit Organization
The Children’s School is an awardwinning pioneer in early childhood education that serves children Pre-K through Grade 3.

Clearlight Pictures
David Didato, CEO
11 Grumman Hill Rd. Wilton 06897 (203) 834-0538 Ext:3001

R&D Computers LLC
Andreas Ruiz-Diaz, Owner
35 Seaside Ave. Suite 37, 06902 (203) 249-5048•Fax: (203) 274-5491

Hardware & software support for small businesses, with a specialization in security, networking, backups, installs & repair.

Video Production
Clearlight Pictures combines consulting experience with video to tell your business story.

REMAX Associates
Elliott Fisher, Marketing Specialist
1081 East Putname Ave. Greenwich 06878 (203) 571-8285

Costco Wholesale
Rachal Brown, Marketing Manager 779 Connecticut Ave. Norwalk 06854 (203) 822-2003•Fax: (203) 822-2005

Real Estate


Starbucks Coffee Company
Tom Newton, Store Manager
100 Greyrock Place, Ste. G104 Stamford 06901 (203) 840-1976

Direct Advantage
David M. Ashe, Account Executive
2 Raccio Park Rd. Hamden 06514 (203) 581-3883•Fax: (203) 230-8298

Coffee & Tea Retail

Direct mail advertising agency specializing in shared mail and solo mail postcards.

Tin Cup
Ander Wensberg, Owner
980 Post Road Darien 06820 (203) 662-9570 Fax: (203) 662-9574 Video Production• A full service video editing production company. We work with all formats of video, film, pictures and negatives/slides.

Gofer Ice Cream LLC
Jay Ragusa, President
869 High Ridge Rd., Stamford 06905 (203) 619-080


Avon Theatre Film Center Inc.
Chuck Royce, President, Board of Directors
272 Bedford St., Stamford 06901 (203) 967-3660 Fax: (203) 661-0320 Stamford 06902 (203) 348-5612 Fax: (203) 348-2030


Company Recognition
Companies that are committed to Stamford’s business community
Data Guard Corporation
Jerome Rapoport, President
370 West Main Stamford, CT 06902 (203) 977-7777 Fax: (203) 961-1111 Stamford, CT 06905-3982 (917) 494-3986 Fax:(203) 978-1857

Leukemia Lymphoma Society
Danielle Keenan, LTN Campaign Manager
25 Third Street, Suite 410 Stamford, CT 06902 (203) 967-8326 Fax:(203) 325-8559


Bill Paying Services
Simplify your life! Judi provides personal assistance by helping busy people with bill paying, bank reconciliation, organization and assistance.

Deb Hutton,Vice President, Gov’t. Affairs for CT.
28 Cross St., Norwalk,CT 06851 (203) 750-5613 Fax:(203) 354-0921

Document Storage Facility
Climate Controled facility for: Business Archiral Management, Record Management, Document Storage Facility, Media Storage.

Non-Profit Organization
The Avon Theatre Film Center is a non-profit, member supported cinema dedicated to providing the community the finest in new independent & foreign films, documentaries, classics, and cult favorites.

The Society is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.

Kahan, Steiger & Company, P.C.
Dahl F. Bowser, CPA
1100 Summer St., Stamford, CT 06905 (203) 327-5717 Fax:(203) 967-9483

Internet/Web & Telecommunications Services
One of the nation’s leading entertainment and telecommunication companies, provides advanced cable TV, high speed internet, digitalvoice-overcable, Lightpath business telecommunication.

David L. Moskowitz, DDS
David L. Moskowitz, DDS, Owner
One Strawberry Hill Ct. Stamford, CT 06902 203) 327-5300

Missy D. Vallerie, Office Manager
2187 Atlantic St., Stamford 06902 (203) 969-6000 Fax: (203) 969-6070

Accountants-Certified Public
A full service public accounting firm servicing both individuals and businesses, for all types of accounting and tax service needs.

Lydia C. Maffei Insurance
Lydia Maffei, Principal
P.O. Box 2097 Stamford, CT 06906-0097 (203) 325-9501•Fax:(203) 323-8828


Donna Bruno Real Estate, LLC CERC-CT Economic Resource Center
Steve MacKenzie, VP-Business Development
805 Brook Street, Building 4 Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3405 (800)392-2122 Fax: (860) 571-7150

Insurance Agents & Brokers
Official broker of Chamber Health Plans; also life, disability and long term care insurance. Call today for the most competitive quote.

Donna A. Bruno,Owner/Broker
500 Newfield Avenue Stamford, CT 06905 (203) 359-9933 Fax:(203) 323-0433

Kentucky Fried Chicken
Gilbert D. Rozier, President
356 Strawberry Hill Avenue Stamford, CT 06902 (203) 348-6048 Fax:(203) 358-8453

Employee Benefits Administration
Design installation and administration of tax-advantaged trusts and employee benefit plans such as ESOP’s and VEBA’s.

MD Energy
Brian Power, Dir. Business Devp.
62 Southfield Avenue, Ste. 001 Stamford, CT 06902 (203) 961-1112 Ext:248 Fax:(203) 961-1171

Real Estate-Residential
Residential Real Estate. Also, registered with Greenwich MLS and Westchester/Putnam MLS. Licensed in New York.


Bozena J. Kierski, D.D.S. P.C.
Bozena J. Kierski, Doctor/Owner
44 Strawberry Hill Ave. Suite 9,

Economic Development
CERC is a nonprofit company specializing in economic development and marketing for local, regional, state and utility economic entities.

Landmark Print
Carmine Iannacchino, Principal
375 Fairfield Ave., Bldg. 3 Stamford, CT 06902 (800) 499-3808 Fax:(203) 325-1375

Dr. Stephen Wolpo
Dr. Stephen Wolpo
60 Strawberry Hill Ave Ste L-2 Stamford, CT 06902 (203) 323-9277 Fax:(203) 324-9633

Energy Consultants
An independent energy manager specializing in reducing energy costs for mid-to large-sized C & I businesses throughout CT & the US, MD Energy currently manages the needs of more than 500 CO’s with national accounts in real estate,lodging, health care & m

Connecticut Apartment Guide
John Cossette, Publisher
127 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT 06473 (203) 985-0201 Fax:(203) 985-0210

Landmark Print is the area’s leading Full Service provider of On-Demand Document Services, Full Color Digital Printing, Commercial offset, Direct mail, Fulfillment & Distribution solutions. Landmark Print is nationally recognized as one of the leaders in


Apartment Advertising
Monthly publication of “The Connecticut Apartment Guide.”

Mona Lisa
Luciano Magliulo, Owner
133 Atlantic St. Stamford, CT 06901 (203) 348-1070•Fax:(203) 348-2376

Fairfield County Laser Vision, LLC
Christine Avery-Calabrese, Office
1250 Summer Street #301 Stamford, CT 06905 (203) 961-1488 Fax: (203) 921-1290

Connecticut Lock & Key Inc.
Alfonso J. Sgritta, Secretary of Corporation
934 East Main Street Stamford, CT 06902 (203) 348-5975 Fax:(203) 359-0053

Lang, Lang & Cullen
Thomas Cullen, CPA-Partner
1111 Summer St. Stamford, CT 06905 (203) 323-0509 Fax:(203) 967-9350

Mona Lisa offers first-rate Italian dining even more terrific than predicted.

Laser Vision Correction
Fairfield County Laser Vision is the premier laser vision correction center in the area providing the highest standard of care.

A locksmith business offering sales, service, and installation of locksets, keys, and safes. Keying systems and other door related hardware. We serve both residential and commercial clients.

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Jurg R. Graf, Financial Representative
285 Riverside Avenue Westport, CT 06880

Accountants-Certified Public

Judi Borderud, Personal Financial Organizer, LLP
Judi Borderud
2289 Bedford Street, Unit A11


A CPA Firm serving Westchester, Fairfield, and New Haven Counties. We provide Income Tax service for all 50 states; Estate Tax Services and Auditing Services.

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Members Making News
(203) 221-5229 Fax:(203) 221-5203

Water’s Edge Resort and Spa is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. During the past 20 years the resort has established itself as Connecticut’s premium resort location. It is the only full service resort with a private beach.

Financial Services
Providing financial security to individuals, families and business owners through insurance, investment, and estate planning.

Signs, banners, vehicle lettering. Digital Printing and Graphic Design. Trade Show Conference Signage. Advertising Specialty Hems, Corporate Gifts and Trade Show Giveaways.

Appointments & New Positions
Cynthia Smith has joined the Yerwood Center, Inc. as Development Director in its Fund Development Office. Dr. Robert M. Stark was named medical director of the new cardiovascular prevention program at Greenwich Hospital. Juanita James was named chief communications officer at Pitney Bowes, Inc., a provider of integrated mail and document management systems, services and solutions. Dr. John Cumming was appointed to the new created position of director of trauma services and surgical critical care at Stamford Hospital. Mary Henwood-Klotz was appointed director of development at the Stamford Health Foundation, the fund-raising arm of Stamford Hospital.

Stamford Twin Rinks
Mark Zito, General Manager
1063 Hope St. Stamford, CT 06907 (203) 968-9000 Fax:(203) 321-1522

Oakwood Corporate Housing
Susan Desimone, Senior District Manager
134 Morgan Street Stamford, CT 06905 (203) 967-2414 Fax:(203) 967-2814 Short term full furnished accommodations for 30 days or longer.

The New Covenant House of Hospitality, more commonly referred to as the “soup kitchen”, has appointed six new members to their Board of Advisors. Michael A. Boyd, Jr. is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Forest Investment Management. John S. Goetz, is an attorney in the New York office of Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP. Bob Kolenberg, is the Founder & President of Ozro International, a worldwide vehicle remarketing firm. Joseph H. Miller III, cofounded the New Canaan Group, a financial services firm in Stamford. Judy Miller, his wife, has also joined the Advisory Board. Lisa Novick, a former financial consultant with Merrill Lynch and Paine Webber.

Skating Rinks
Twin skating rinks and recreational complex with NYSC fitness center, hockey, skating, ballet, video arcade, and party rooms. Full service restaurant and smoothies.

Patriot National Bank
Charles Howell, President & CEO
900 Bedford St. Stamford, CT 06901 (203) 324-7500 Fax:(203) 324-8085

Tax Management Associates, Inc.
James Sinnott, President
Two Sound View Drive Greenwich, CT 06830 (203) 661-3051 Fax:(203) 661-4038

Consultants on Real Estate, Personal Property and Sales and Use Taxes.

Patriot National Bank offering full service commercial and consumer lending.

Awards & Recognition
Waters Edge Resort and Spa, located in Westbrook, has the “Best of the East” award for meetings and events. The voting was done by 22,000 meeting planners in the North East that subscribe to “Meetings East Magazine.” The resort and spa has also been voted “The Best” by Connecticut’s legal professionals for the Resort and Conference Center category for 2006 in The Connecticut Law Tribune. LandmarkPrint Inc., one of the tri-state area’s leading producers of full-color digital, offset printing and variable-data documents, was recently ranked number 18 among the “Top 100” printers in North America, according to an annual survey conducted by Quick Printing magazine, a leading trade publication for the printing industry.

The Success Coach
Douglas Campbell, III, Managing Director
7 Alpine Lane Darien, CT 06820 (203) 975-0320 Fax:(208) 655-7882

Project Planning Group, Inc.
Peter A. Palmisano, President
PMB437 65 High Ridge Road Stamford, CT 06905 (203) 348-7771 Fax:(203) 964-1467

Grants & Donations
The Stamford Public School district has been awarded a $15.3 million, fiveyear grant from the GE Foundation’s College Bound District Program. The grant, the largest non-government grant in the district’s history, is designed to improve student achievement and increase college readiness through comprehensive school/ business/community collaboration. The Stamford Health Foundation, the fund-raising arm of Stamford Hospital, announced that its annual Bennett Cancer Center Walk & Run event raised a recordbreaking $700,000 in donations.

Real Estate Project Management
Represent client’s interim implementation of construction projects, including selection and management of architects, contractors, furniture and information technology consultants.

Professional Speaking, Seminars & Consulting
The Success Coach works with innovative business owners and independent professionals to grow their businesses. We also work with executives to develop cohesive management teams and effective growth strategies by using offsite retreats.

Scott & Scott Inc. Home Inspection Service
Neil Scott, Home Inspector V.P.
2535 Long Ridge Rd. Stamford, CT 06903 (203) 329-0276 Fax:(203) 595-0037

The Window People
Ted Davey, Owner/President
42 Magee Ave. Stamford, CT 06902 (203) 323-1804 Fax:(203) 353-8479

Home Inspectors
Residential home inspection services. Neil Scott, CT licensed home inspector #HOI.314, insured full-time home inspector remains a personal consultant for as long as you own the home we inspected.

Union State Bank
Michael E. Mahoney, Asst. VP, Head of Mortgage Sales
999 Bedford St. Stamford, CT 06905 (203) 326-5900 Ext:32 Fax:(203) 326-5905

Windows, Doors & Storm Products
Wholesale and retail sale and installation of windows, interior and exterior doors, storm products, and hardware.

(203) 325-4131 Fax:(203) 973-0174

Naho Ogasawara, Internet Consultant
65 High Ridge Rd #316 Stamford, CT 06905 (203) 665-0360 Fax: (203) 665-0361

Real Estate-Development & Management

William Raveis Real Estate
Thomas Kijek, Realtor
877 Long Ridge Road Stamford, CT 06902 (203) 653-5641 Fax: (203) 321-4247

Simply Signs & Specialties
Jami Sherwood, President
48 Putter Drive Stamford, CT 06907 (203) 595-0123 Fax: (203) 322-3519

Tipiak, Inc.
Cheryl Verses, Account Executive
45 Church St., Suite 303 Stamford, CT 06906 (203) 961-9117 Fax: (203) 975-9081

A full service commercial bank.

Consultants-Internet Services
We design, develop, host and maintain web sites. We also offer Search Engine Optimization and Pay-PerClick services.

United Realty of Conn., Inc.
Robert H. Kahn, President
1111 Summer Street Suite #603 Stamford, CT 06905

Manufacturer & Importer
Importer and distributer of grains.

Real Estate
Member of the Presidents Club, helping clients to sell or find a home.

Signs & Banners-Promotional Products


’T the season ... is attract holiday shoppers!
Great Gift Ideas

Make sure you’re on their holiday wish list. Promote your product or service in four holiday guides in The Advocate and Greenwich Time.

An Advertising Supplement to Greenwich Time, Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Holiday Countdown
Publication date: Thursday, November 16 Advertising deadline: Wednesday, November 8

Great Gift Ideas
Publication date: Wednesday, November 29 Advertising deadline: Tuesday, November 21

Holiday Wishes
An Advertising Supplement to Greenwich Time, Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Gift Ideas
An Advertising Supplement to Greenwich Time, Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

Last Minute

Holiday Wishes
Publication date: Wednesday, December 6 Advertising deadline: Tuesday, November 28

Last Minute Gift Ideas
Publication date: Wednesday, December 13 Advertising deadline: Wednesday, December 6

To place an ad, or for more information, please contact Display Advertising at 203-964-2425
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