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04/17/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: This Just In....

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Modern Midas: Leading design blogger turns flea-market into treasure
New York Daily News
At age 15, designer Eddie Ross committed to a life of surrounding himself with pretty things.


Now with a Web site tag line reading, “It doesn’t have to be expensive to be beautiful,” the fourth-place finisher in Bravo’s “Top Design” show has turned his interests into a career, transforming flawed flea market finds into high-end decorative objects. In the past year, the former senior style editor at Martha Stewart Living has created a popular blog that may lead to international television shows and books.


Using an out-of-the-box approach to treasure-hunt and reinvent products from the near and distant past, Ross digs through flea market piles to turn butter knives into letter openers, shell-shaped plates into ashtrays and fabrics from preppie sundresses and summer gowns into cocktail napkins.


Not bad for a kid from Greenwich, Conn., whose father was an electrician, his mother a nurse, and grandfather a horticulturalist working the grounds of the town’s estates.


We were middle class, and in Greenwich that meant poor,” says Ross, who just moved from New York City to a 1760 upstate farmhouse, where he and partner Jaithan Kochar run their constantly updated Web site. “My friends were always coming back from exotic places, and I hadn’t even been on an airplane. I wanted to have beautiful things around me, too.”


Family time for Ross meant rewiring chandeliers and planting chrysanthemums. His first job in high school was with a local caterer who planned events and parties in Greenwich, where the average price of a one-family home was $1.7 million in 2006.


“Catering was like antique school for me,” says Ross. “I educated myself by looking through the silver, dishes and linens while I set the tables. I researched every brand I saw to make sure I would recognize it if I saw it at a flea market.”


A total do-it-yourselfer, Ross set his sights on working for Martha Stewart. After a degree from the Culinary Institute of America, he became a food stylist for Stewart’s show on the Food Network before becoming a senior style editor with her magazine group.


“I knew if I could get my foot in the door with Martha Stewart Living, I could go from there,” he says. “She didn’t let anyone stand in her way, and she could really do it all.

Not to knock Ralph Lauren, who does lifestyle well, but he can’t plant tulips or rewire a light socket. Martha can, and I can, too. Ask me to knit you a scarf. I can. Ask me to plan your kitchen or plant you a garden. I can do that, too.”

More blunt than conceited, Ross parlayed his success on Bravo’s “Top Design” to his Web business. Finishing fourth after making it to the final episode, he became a fan favorite.


“People come up to me all the time to say I was robbed,” says Ross. “Seriously, though, like a Martha Stewart editor was going to win a design contest thrown by Elle Decor? It motivates me to keep getting better.”......

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Could Balducci’s be underperforming in a town that loves upscale groceries?
Balducci’s managers are shuttering both Balducci’s stores in Manhattan — one in Chelsea and the other on the Upper West Side — on April 26. In addition, Balducci’s announced the closing of two other stores, in Ridgefield, Conn., and Washington, D.C.


The management called those four stores “underperforming.” (Five other Balducci’s stores, which are evidently “performing,” will continue to operate in Virginia, Maryland, and Scarsdale, N.Y.)


The Greenwich store, which was formerly a Hay Day Market is supposedly "preforming" according to Balducci’s managers, but Greenwich business and real estate insiders tell Greenwich Roundup that might not be true.


However, when Greenwich Roundup visited the store to today it appeared to be somewhat busy.


Apparently Balducci’s Has Been Sucking Wind For A While:


Where Did Balducci’s Go?

April 19, 2006

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04/16/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: This Just In....

Balducci's stores sold to investment group

Bizjournals.com - Charlotte,NC

... the Balducci’s sale includes stores in Scarsdale, N.Y.; Westport, Conn.; and Greenwich, Conn. Also included are the company’s licensing, catering and gift basket operations.
With the exception of the Greenwich store, all of those assets have been transferred to the new owners, according to Balducci.’s. The Greenwich transfer awaits “customary approvals,” the company said. ...


....Balducci’s was founded in 1916 in New York. In 1999, Bethesda-based Sutton Place Gourmet, which had been founded in 1980, acquired Balducci’s. Sutton Place, in turn, was acquired by Bear Sterns’ merchant banking group in December 2003, and the following year the Bethesa company changed its name to Balducci’s.

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