Is Apple A Good Fit For Vacancy On New Canaan's Main Street?

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This vacancy at 96 Main St. has been vacant for several years. New Canaan Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tucker Murphy thinks an Apple store might be an ideal use for it. Photo Credit: Melvin Mason

NEW CANAAN, Conn. – If New Canaan Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tucker Murphy had her way, the folks at Apple computers would consider opening their doors at a big downtown location.

“The positives are that it has fabulous windows. I’ve said that it would make a perfect Apple store,” Murphy said of the space at 96 Main St. at East Avenue. The building, previously home to the Wire Whisk, has been vacant for more than five years. Murphy has long hoped to see it filled.

The building has more than 2,900 square feet of available space, though Murphy said it has no rear entrance, which could be challenging for deliveries. The Pyramid Real Estate Group lists the property as available. Murphy and the chamber used the space as a staging area for December’s Holiday Stroll.

Apple or another computer company would do well to consider New Canaan because it provides access to other lower Fairfield County towns as well as communities in New York state such as Pound Ridge, Murphy said. “A lot people would take advantage and would love that and not go to the malls,” she said.

Another prominent vacancy on Main Street will be filled next month when Candy Nichols, the children’s clothing store, moves from Elm Street to the former Gramophone Video store at 99 Main St. It is not clear who will move into the Candy Nichols space.

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