Frozen yogurt or “FroYo” purveyor Peachwave on Tuesday received approval from New Canaan Planning and Zoning on its plans (see attached aerial photo and PDFs) to open a shop on Forest Street downtown.
Located at 11 Forest St. on New Canaan’s “Restaurant Row," the New Canaan location could include two tables for outdoor seating, according to the plans filed March 1 with P&Z. The shop itself is to sit between the Athletic Shoe Factory and Eco Chic Nail & Spa on the west side of the street (a few doors down from Farmer’s Table).
Here’s what part of the site plan application says: “Reoccupation of existing commercial space with a ‘Peachwave’ self-serve frozen yogurt dessert shop. Work to include renovation of existing interior features, installation of a yogurt product dispensing mechanical equipment and partitioning space between a patron assembly area and an employee prep area. No exterior building modifications are proposed.”
Peachwave could not immediately be reached for comment. The New Canaan location would be Peachwave’s 19th in Connecticut, either open or planned for this year—they have shops either open or scheduled to open in Norwalk, Ridgefield, Westport and Wilton, the company’s website says. A post on the site says the New Canaan shop will open in May.
By then New Canaan should be enjoying some warm days after these late winter storms. Peachwave’s arrival here adds to several options for downtown visitors seeking tasty cold treats. There’s the gelato outfit, Gelatissimo Artisan Gelato, across Forest, then of course New Canaan fixture Baskin-Robbins up the hill, Swirl down around Cherry Street and Red Mango up on Elm.
The property at 11 Forest St. is owned by 3-11 Forest Street KKE LLC et al c/o TEC Associates, according to town tax records. The LLC’s principal is Karen K. Elmasry and it has a business address of Rocky Brook Road in New Canaan, according to the Connecticut Secretary of the State’s database.
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