VII. Retail Stores and Businesses

This page used to just be “Curiuos Retail Stores” but I’ve expanded it to include “businesses” because there are a bunch of interesting private firms with near-museum quality collections and others that just do really unique stuff.

The retail stores the singular, unique, totally worth the visit and/or historic stores in the state. And remember – I hate shopping, so these visits are different. Trust me.

Restaurants and other foodstuffs can be found here, on the Ingest pages

Howland-Hughes Building, Waterbury, 11/4/2008
Wild Bill’s Nostalgia Center, Middletown, 1/2/2009
The Connecticut Store, Waterbury, 3/31/2009
Oldest Seed Company in US, Wethersfield 4/14/2009
Patrick Baker and Sons, Fairfield, 6/13/2009
A Taste of Holland, South Norwalk, 6/13/2009
James Gallery & Soda Fountain, Old Saybrook, 7/25/2009
Time Machine Toy and Hobby, Manchester, Multiple
Winvian, Morris, 1/23/2010
Stew Leonard’s, Newington, 3/18/2012



Bantam Theater, Bantam
Mansfield Drive-In, Mansfield
Pleasant Valley Drive-In, Barkhamsted
The Book Barn (and all it’s annexes), Niantic
Meekers Hardware, Danbury
New England Jukebox & Amusement Company, Manchester
Space Shuttle McDonalds, Windsor Locks
United House Wrecking, Stamford
Perfection Screw, Wolcott
Hilltop Marine, Colchester
Horse Ridge Cellars, Somers(?) (Info)
MGC’s Custom Made Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles, East Haddam
Zok’s Homebrewing, Willimantic
O’Reilly’s, Farmington
Cadilac Ranch, Southington
Austin Organs
Smith-Worthington Saddlery Company

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