Small Business Roundup: Total Wine opens Norwalk location
Total Wine opens Norwalk location
Total Wine & More, a family-owned retailer of wine, spirits and beer that last year totaled more than $1 billion in revenues, opened a 35,000-square-foot store at 380 Main Ave. in Norwalk Dec. 3.
The Norwalk store is the company’s 88th retail location, with Connecticut its 14th state.
Co-owner and President David Trone said the move to Connecticut was prompted by a feeling “that Connecticut is underserved, from a big-box perspective.”
Trone said the store features more than 8,000 wine selections, 3,000 spirits and 2,500 beers.
With locations spanning both the East and West Coast, Trone said the company strives to be a community hub rather than another national chain.
“It’s not the Total Wine Inc. store, it’s Norwalk’s store,” he said. “We really want to be a part of the community. Of 88 stores, I’ve never closed a store.”
Norwalk company selected as exclusive installer of solar shingles
Norwalk-based roofing design and installation company Landmark Exteriors Inc. announced Dec. 4 it had been selected by The Dow Chemical Co. as exclusive Connecticut installer of Dow’s Powerhouse Solar Shingles.
The shingles are designed to blend in with a home’s existing roof, said Landmark Exteriors founder J. Scott Teed.
Teed said he expects demand for the solar shingles to be strong, with the Dow shingles as an alternative to roof-mounted solar panels.
“In new construction projects, we are working with people and presenting them with the option of, ‘Would you be interested in putting in this type of system,’ and we’ve gotten a lot of interest in that area,” Teed said.
Landmark Exteriors focuses primarily on projects in Fairfield County, but also works in other parts of the state and in Westchester County and on Long Island in New York.
Landscaping company celebrates 25 years in business
Hoffman Landscapes Inc., based in Wilton, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, having grown to include more than 100 employees and a fleet of 60 trucks that work across Fairfield and Litchfield counties and in Westchester County, N.Y.