Italian Restaurant May Open in Woodbury

This site in Woodbury has seen its fair share of proposed activity. The owner of an Italian restaurant in Thomaston is the latest to set his sights on the space.


First, a coffee house and piano lounge was slated to open at the former Heavenly Gifts in Woodbury.

Then, a Chinese food restaurant.

Now, it could be home to a new Italian restaurant. Ari Mamudi attended the Tuesday, Feb. 26, Zoning Commission meeting and detailed plans for a take-out and sit-down restaurant.

Her family owns Hometown Pizza of Thomaston. The Woodbury business, if all goes according to plan, will be open seven days a week, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Zoning Commission member Bob Clarke requested a site plan pertaining to parking. Mamudi intends to work with the land use office on details and come to a future meeting with more information.

The next two Zoning Commission meetings are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, and Tuesday, March 9, at the Senior Community Center.


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Sean M March 01, 2013 at 02:26 AM
And who did the Republicans pick? Quite a story there. I will save the trouble. They decided not to promote me and promoted the worthy Jon Quint. Missing in all this is the Republicans missed the chance to remove Martin Overton as chairman from the commission. The reason? The RTC feels that given that I am not a Republican every day of my life, I am not worth a full membership seat. The real story? Ask Lou Deluca, former state senator and Vice Chairman of the RTC who stated that I am the problem in zoning. He also called me an embarrassment. Funny given his past.
Sean M March 01, 2013 at 02:33 AM
ctmom, a number of posts turn into political discussions because the zoning commission is a complete embarrassment to the town. It is because of the regulations that there is so much vacant commercial space. I care to update people on what is going on with zoning. Most of the residents in town have no idea how bad the problem is. I do believe that the french bistro was not approved, because the space is already zoned for food and no approval was required. I cannot tell you about the Chinese place due to me being forced to leave the meeting. Once a space is zoned restaurant, zoning does not need to approve. The Land Use Office can just take care of it.
Bob O March 01, 2013 at 03:15 AM
I think it would be a good idea to have any restaurant there. Italian would be fine. Too many Italian restaurants ? Has anyone ever been to NYC, Little Italy? Too many Italian Restaurants? I think not. A great experience. For any of you that want to have other foods choices, feel free to step up to the plate, have at it. There are plenty of building space available that the Zoning Commission has already approved. We should support all of the businesses Here in Woodbury. Perhaps Sean Murphy and Martin Overton could go There and share a pizza and a beer and get on with the governance of our town. You think ?
Sean M March 01, 2013 at 04:06 AM
No need to go to NYC. Go down to Norwalk or Westchester County. Nardelli's has terrific food and you never leave hungry, a requirement for Italian themed places. As for your last comment, I enjoyed your optimism and humor.
ConcernedResident March 02, 2013 at 06:43 PM
That location used to be home to Fritz's Restaurant an owner/chef restaurant offering austrian/german fare. It was unsurpassed for quality and service. Fritz lost passion for the restaurant and sold it. The new owners could not duplicate what Fritz created and closed. He is now head of Royal Caribean Cruise lines food services. We have many fair restaurants in the bury's none better than fair, in my opinion. To get exceptional meals/service/ambience you need to go to Washington, CT-White Horse Tavern and GW Tavern.


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