Main Street should be 100% leased by the holidays.
That’s the confident assessment of Skip Lane. A director of Cushman & Wakefield’s Leasing Services Group, he’s helped find tenants for a number of long-vacant spaces.
Among the most recent: #69. American Eagle Outfitters has leased 3,000 square feet in the former Lululemon storefront.
It’s not just downtown. The Eno Foundation Building on Saugatuck Avenue — a handsome 1938 office near the Norwalk line where William Phelps Eno (the little-heralded Westporter and “Father of Traffic Safety”) devised the stop sign, pedestrian crosswalk, traffic circle, 1-way street, taxi stand and pedestrian safety island — has been leased to High Ridge Brands.
After completely restoring the structure to its original beauty, they’ll move into its 10,000 square feet.
Not far away, Tanner White Architects will occupy 180 Saugatuck Avenue, in front of Gault.
Virtual Procurement Service will move into 315 Post Road West.
And — though officials will not comment — word on the street is that AIG has rented all of National Hall, as office space for its top executives.
The Inn at National Hall deserves better. AIG fat cats, bailed out by the US taxpayer. Re-open Fairfield Furniture – at least that was a legit business.