TVs, Computer Reported Stolen from Former Tuscan Restaurant Space

Police are investigating the reported larceny at 134 Main St.


A larceny was reported at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 12 at the former Tuscan restaurant downtown, police said.

New Canaan police say they received a complaint from a man working for a construction company at the 134 Main St. property that two TVs and a computer were missing.

Additional items may be missing, police said.

Closed temporarily for a hot water problem last year before shuttering for good last month after a brief, popular run, Tuscan was mentioned in police news recently when its former co-owner and head butcher was arrested Feb. 4.

Glen K Dunbar February 22, 2013 at 03:01 PM
Not to be rude. But, I am glad this place is closed. It was NEVER opened anyhow ahd had more excuses for being closed thant Carter has liver pills. I wanted to get a cranberry juice one afternoon walking home from the train. I was all excited to see it inside and get the scoop. When I got there. closed as tight as a drum. Go figure. Grown ups Grr. ????? As for the missing TV Did they belong to the construction or FORMER restaurant. Why is the place still look open w/furniture. That guy should get his stuff out of there and move to Bosnia or someplace like that. Geesh. I wonder what they will put in there now. I hope an OTB, bakery, cheese shop or restaurant.
Canaanite February 22, 2013 at 08:24 PM
A bakery would be a lovely idea . . . the town sorely needs one. It's too huge of a space to house a cheese shop I think . . . that's an awful lot of cheese.
Jon S. February 23, 2013 at 03:29 PM
It wasn't last fall, it was last March when they were closed temporarily. And they weren't just closed, they were closed by the health inspector. Not sure you can honestly say they had a "brief, popular run," either. I don't know anyone who went more than once, due to a combination of poor service, odd layout, argumentative chef, and inconsistent food.
LittlePatchGirl February 23, 2013 at 05:36 PM
I'm with Jon S. on this one. So many things wrong with this place.
Michael Dinan (Editor) February 26, 2013 at 03:15 AM
Hi everyone: Because many readers asked for it, we looked over the inspection reports file today at the town Health Department. Inspectors assess conditions in restaurants in categories such as food protection, cleanliness of personnel and sewage disposal. What follows are some notes from the inspector’s reports as well as the total “points” earned by Tuscan during health inspections: • Nov. 17, 2011 (27 out of 73): “Raw beef + tuna next to ready to eat food items (avocado/cheese).” • April 25, 2012 (43 out of 57): “Dented/soiled cans stored in dry storage area. 2 cocktail juice, 1 tuna, 1 clam juice.” • May 17, 2012 (17 out of 83): “Dispensing utensils stored in container of stagnant water.” • Oct. 26, 2012 (43 out of 57): “Dented/rusted cans (4) – provide a separate location. 6 lb. can fruit, 480 g tomato, 51 oz ruby olives, 51 oz furmano beans.” • Nov. 13, 2012 (27 out of 73): “Fish thawing at room temp on countr. Fish put in handwash sink to thaw under running water at warewash area. Sink only to be used for handwashing.”
Elmcrest February 26, 2013 at 11:43 AM
Yikes! So what was it that got them closed down for St. Patrick's Day weekend last year?
Rhea February 26, 2013 at 11:55 AM
Michael Dinan (Editor) February 26, 2013 at 12:32 PM
Here’s the text handwritten into a “Complaint Report” from a March 13, 2012 inspection at Tuscan, from New Canaan Director of Environmental Health Briggs Geddis: “Received an anonymous complaint re: lack of hot water at TM [Tuscan Market], have not had it for a few months. Responded to complaint. Spoke with Marco the manager, confirmed that they did not have hot water and would not have it unitl a day or two. Would need to have the new hot water heater delivered + installed. “TM has been notified to remain closed until inspection confirms hot water is back on & sufficient for establishment. Violations #13, 30, 24.”


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