Business Buzz

  • Business Buzz: ‘Boost Your Life’ At Boostcycle

    Tatiana Mehmeti, who along with husband, Val owns Boostcycle, holds their son, 15-month-old London Mehmeti. Brother Kevin Ferreira, pictured, is a Boostcycle instructor.

  • Business Buzz: Save Your Scissors

    Newtown native Ashley Hubbard and staff are ready to not only color your hair, but color your world at Save Your Scissors, an upscale salon in Sandy Hook Center, with appeal to the young and the young at heart.

    Sassy bursts of color, oversized black and white tiles that form a checkerboard pattern on the floor, and a wall in the waiting room painted by a Danbury graffiti artist let you know that Save Your Scissors Salon, which opened September 30 at 5 Riverside Road, is not your ordinary salon.

  • Business Buzz: Newtown MediSpa Expands

    Newtown MediSpa opened its doors to a newly expanded space, Tuesday, January 6. Located just two doors down from the original office, also at 123 South Main Street, the two-year-old business is now found in Suite 110B.

    “We were just tripping over each other in our old space,” said owner Debra Sullivan, PA, who partners with Dr David Hendricks, medical director, at MediSpa. Word of mouth and excellent online reviews of services had created a demand that could only be accommodated by moving to larger quarters, she said.

  • Business Buzz: Taunton Wine & Liquor

    Tired of 20-plus years in the corporate world, working as director of financial planning and analysis, Bob Vigilante turned to a new venture this past fall. In September, the Yorktown Heights, N.Y., resident and his wife, Cary, took ownership of Taunton Wine & Liquor, at 147 Mt Pleasant Road.

  • Business Buzz: Divine Dogs Relocates

    Divine Dogs, “A heavenly spa where all dogs go,” according to its tag line, opened its doors at a new location December 2.

    Formerly at 123 South Main Street, owner Cori McNerney and staff are now offering full-service grooming for all dog breeds at 78 South Main Street, near the intersection with Elm Drive.

  • Business Buzz: Berkshire Veterinary Hospital

    Dr Jarek Guzy, his wife Kasia, and their three children, Oliver, 7, Amelia, 5, and Annika, 13 months, are happy to be a part of the Newtown community.

    Dr Guzy took over the Berkshire Veterinary Hospital practice September 24, where he continues to provide care for longtime customers of the veterinarian clinic in Sandy Hook, and welcomes new clients. Kasia Guzy is hospital administrator and takes care of the business end of the animal hospital.

  • Business Buzz: The Waterfall Restaurant Of Danbury

    The Waterfall Restaurant, 30 Padanaram Road (Route 37) in Danbury, opened in June, the second local restaurant for owner Elmer Palma. Mr Palma was formerly a partner in Dimitri’s Diner in Ridgefield for 15 years, and in 2007 opened Elmer’s Diner, located right next door to The Waterfall.

    Mr Palma describes his new venture as “Manhattan-style dining with Danbury prices.”

  • Business Buzz: Sherwin Williams Of Newtown

    “It’s a great community and we see a lot of traffic here,” said Jeff Guarino, store manager at Sherwin Williams, located at 255 South Main Street. The paint and wall cover store opened its doors to the public Monday, October 21, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 30.

    “We are close to the metro New York area and this location has easy access for contractors,” Mr Guarino said of the corporation’s choice of locations.

  • Business Buzz: Portofino Restaurant And Wine Bar

    Portofino Restaurant and Wine Bar, Bethel, reopened this past July under the ownership of Rocco Selmanti, with brother Louis Selmanti serving as general manager.

    “Customers love our food and the ambience,” said Louis, “and say it is a really cozy place.”

    The warm and elegant atmosphere is created through the use of brick, stucco, and wood, including a bar crafted of chestnut from a 150-year-old barn in upstate New York.

  • Business Buzz: Vital Rain

    Lidia and Paul Corey of Bethel opened the doors of their business, Vital Rain, in late April, giving Newtown and area customers a brick and mortar outlet for the line of all natural baby, children, mother, and pet products they have been selling online and at craft shows since 2013.