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FEMA opens temporary disaster recovery center in Greenwich
Greenwich Post
The storms — March 12-14 and March 29-31 — brought heavy winds, knocking out power and downing hundreds of trees around
Greenwich and thousands across the ...
Undermanned Ridgefield Drops Senior Legion Doubleheader to Greenwich
Undermanned Ridgefield Post 78 dropped a home doubleheader on Tuesday to undefeated
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Greenwich Federation holds annual meeting
Connecticut Jewish Ledger
Eleven students comprising the first graduating class of the
Greenwich Florence Melton Adult Mini-School were recognized for their achievements at the ...
Greenwich day schoolers in Israel
Connecticut Jewish Ledger
As is tradition at the Westchester Fairfield Hebrew Academy in
Greenwich, this year's graduating class spent two weeks exploring the land of Israel this ...
Greenwich Antiques Show Canceled for 2010
Maine Antique Digest
Greenwich (Connecticut) Historical Society will not hold the Greenwich Antiques Show in conjunction with its year-end fund-raiser, Antiquarius, in 2010. ...
Waiting for "Waiting for Godot"
Greenwich Citizen
Over the past four years,
Greenwich High School seniors Max Margenot, Austin Cauldwell and Ryan McCormack have certainly made their mark on the GHS Theatre ...
Greenwich Post
Historical Society awards historic plaque
Greenwich Post
On May 25, the
Greenwich Historical Society hosted a cocktail reception at Treetops, the historic home of Lisa and Don Brownstein. ...
Dave Matthews Charity Concert Has Connecticut Cops on Alert
Greenwich, Ct., is stereotypically home to throngs of madras-wearing Country Club types, the old money town is about to be overrun with Dave ...
Island Crisis (blog)
Sunlight & Vitamin D Prevents Respiratory Diseases
Island Crisis
Vitamin D acquired via Sunlight has a beneficial effect against respiratory illnesses according to a recent study by researchers at the
Greenwich Hospital ...
People: Linda McMahon
Ct Post
... Republican senate candidate Linda McMahon's home on Hurlingham Drive, in Greenwich, Conn. ...
Stamford day school celebrates 54 years
Connecticut Jewish Ledger
... attracts families from throughout Fairfield County, celebrated its 54th anniversary recently at a gala dinner at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Greenwich. ...
Town Topics
After 12-Year Tenure as PDS Athletics Director, Levandowski Heading Home to ...
Town Topics
Staying in sports after graduation, Levandowski took a job as a coach and a teacher at
Greenwich Country Day in Connecticut. Levandowski rose to become the ...
Wells Fargo adds new advisers from RBC, JPMorgan
Edward Wilson also joined Wells Fargo's bank brokerage division in
Greenwich, Connecticut. Wilson joined from JPMorgan Chase (JPM. ...
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06/23/10 P And Z Public Hearing About The Bella Nona Restaurant In Cos Cob Being Replaced By A Chase Bank Is Held Over Till Next Month

You Wont Read This In The Greenwich Time....

Public Hearing On Cos Cob Chase Bank Delayed At The Last Minute

The Rumor Around Town Hall Is That The Chase Bank Public Hearing Was Cancelled Because The Engineer Did Not Have The Traffic Study Finished On Time

The Planning and Zoning Commission at last night's meeting delayed the public hearing on an application for final site plan and special permit approval to replace the Bella Nona Restaurant at 371 East Putnam Avenue in Cos Cob with a 2,379 sq. ft. Chase Bank that includes drive-thru facilities.

The hearing on this application was once again held open.

Since the Planning and Zoning commission once again chose to take no action, Greenwich residents cannot yet gauge the effect of a newly adopted zoning regulation.

This zoning regulation makes banks and bank drive-ins subject to a special permit process as well as site plan approval.

The Planning and Zoning commission adopted this regulation in response to issues raised, and comments received, regarding the proliferation of banks in town.

Over 500 Greenwich residents have signed, or sent, a petition letter to the Planning and Zoning Commission asking that the zoning regulations about banks be strengthened to stop the destruction of our town’s retail areas.

The new P and Z regulation was designed to address resident concerns about such things as adverse traffic, the effect on local businesses and on the foot traffic needed to support these businesses.

There is no indication that the Planning and Zoning Commission intends to adopt any other regulations concerning banks.

In addition to the Chase banks planned for the Bella Nona location in Cos Cob and his gas station site opposite the Library, other Greenwich locations are being targeted by banks.

Approval has been given to People’s United for a drive-thru at the former Ku restaurant site in Cos Cob.

Banks also have their eye on the two gas stations at the corner of Indian Field Road and East Putnam Avenue. The Rusty Oxer truck service business at Valley Drive is being sold to a bank. And the new building on West Putnam Avenue in front of Polpo Restaurant is seeking to have a bank occupy some of its space.

Plus the big hole on Putnam Avenue is looking to be filled by a bank.

This Just Doesn't Add Up

There Are Currently 52 Bank Branches In Greenwich

They Are Servicing Only 65,000 People

This proliferation of banks in Greenwich, often with the same bank having multiple branches within minutes distance of each other. For example: Chris Canavan, owner of Greenwich Automotive Services at 111 West Putnam Avenue, the service station at the corner of Dearfield Drive opposite the Greenwich Library recently had to close his business, because the property was sold last week to a developer.

Mr.Canavan does not know who the developer is but says that the anchor tenant of the new development is expected to be Chase Bank. There are already four Chase bank branches within walking distance of Mr. Canavan’s empty gas station where now a 5th branch is planned.

The Town Of Greenwich Must Embrace Change,

But P and Z Also Must Plan For That Change.

Right now, the highest and best use for certain properties in Greenwich may be for the owners to sell to a bank.

However, this proliferation of banks in Greenwich may be just a passing phenomenon.Tomorrow these bank buildings may very well be empty white elephants.

Before the commission, Greenwich real estate developer Barry Montgomery has testified in his professional opinion the approval of the Chase branch will be detrimental to other Cos Cob neighbor properties. He feels, a banking branch bubble is forming. His analysis is that there is no banking need by Chase to have nine branches. His opinion is that Chase's business plan is to drive competitors out of business as the bubble bursts. Empty bank buildings are fire hazards. The insurance commissioner of the state of Connecticut allows fire insurance companies to cancel the insurance if 70% of the building is vacant.

Although Connecticut towns may not limit the number of banks within their borders, or institute distance requirements between banks,

There are examples of zoning regulations with more teeth.

Bronxville and Chappaqua NY, for instance, has passed a regulation that prevents banks, insurance and real estate brokers and travel agents from occupying first floor retail space in the General Business Zone.

Part of 125th Street in New York city has a similar regulation.

Another possibility would be to allow only ATM’s at the street level.

While the new special permit zoning process for banks gives the Planning and Zoning Commission the authority to exercise judgment regarding the non-site issues that might impact the neighborhood it is questionable that this process will serve as a deterrent to banks.

What is going to happen to all of these Greenwich Bank branches as online and mobile-phone banking continue to grow.

Recently Bank of America announced plans to reduce the size of its branch network by 10% because of this shift to online banking.


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06/23/10 Ned Lamont is now following Greenwich Roundup on Twitter!

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06/23/10 The Raw Greenwich News Feed:

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Malloy, Lamont find much to agree on
New Haven Register (subscription)
10 primary, the party's endorsed candidate, former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy, and challenger Ned Lamont, a
Greenwich businessman, were interviewed live by ...
Greenwich Town Chair and Greenwich First Selectman endorse Garber for AG
Norwalk Plus Magazine
By Ross Garber for Attorney General campaign Jim Campbell, the Chairman of the
Greenwich Republican Town Committee, has announced his endorsement of Ross ...
Reputations Don't Return When Prosecutors Drop Charges
By David Glovin - Jun 23, 2010 David Stockman, founder and senior managing director of Heartland Industrial Partners, LP, sits in his home in
Greenwich, ...
The Business Insider
Greenwich Is Hiring 50+ Cops To Make Sure "Bootlegging Groupies" Don't Crash ...
The Business Insider
Matt Dalio, the son of billionaire hedge fund manager Ray Dalio, is freaking out the entire town of
Greenwich with his plans to throw a huge Dave Mathews ...
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Junior Legion team tops Greenwich
Ridgefield Press
The Ridgefield American Legion Junior baseball team got over the .500 mark with a 5-1 victory over
Greenwich on Monday. Ridgefield, the defending district ...
Reverend charged in child porn case worked beside elementary school
Greenwich Time
Albertson Memorial Church of Spiritualism next to Old
Greenwich School, behind trees at right, ...
Bridgeport men face more charges for crime spree
Ct Post
Gregory Jetter is charged in connection to cases in Orange, Monroe, Stamford and
Greenwich. Lakeem Jetter is charged in cases in Monroe, Stamford, Greenwich ...
Swan song with a new twist: Homeowner reports bird-napping
Greenwich Time
The empty pond in front of 212 Taconic Road,
Greenwich, as seen Tuesday afternoon, June 22, 2010. ...
Yale women's hockey player needs a stem cell transplant to save her life
Stamford Advocate
Contributed Schwartz, a 22-year-old forward and teammate of
Greenwich resident Bray Ketchum on the Yale University ...

Sunlight may help evade respiratory ailments--study
... and other respiratory illnesses, reveals a novel study conducted by investigators at Greenwich Hospital and Yale University School of Medicine. ...
Business People: Cullinane garners branding awards
Ct Post
Cullinane Inc. of Old
Greenwich, a brand design firm whose principal is Robert Cullinane, won two gold, one silver and two bronze awards in the Advertising ...
"A Stitch in Time" Gets More Time
Maine Antique Digest
Because of strong attendance, the
Greenwich Historical Society in Greenwich, Connecticut, has extended its current exhibition, A Stitch in Time: Quilts from ...
Tornados storm to first
The Hour
With a final record of 7-2-0, the Tornados moved ahead of both Fairfield and
Greenwich in the standings. Robert Araveno scored the first goal three minutes ...
Area Stocks: WWE gains as full episodes hit YouTube
Ct Post
Genesee & Wyoming, a
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Greenwich Time
... the par-70 Old White course: While seen as a genteel sport, croquet is also extremely competitive, says Barbara Leeming, of the Greenwich Croquet Club. ...
Nestle Waters 'Optimistic' Sales Will Rebound
CSP Daily News
GREENWICH, Conn. -- Nestle Waters North America, whose sales have dropped for two years, aims for revenue growth of as much as 6% as it expands in markets ...

Greenwich In The Blogosphere

Greenwich Republican leaders endorse Garber for AG - Election 2010 ...
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On Tuesday Peter Tesei, the First Selectman of
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Nedster Harkens the Political Ghost of Another (Former) Greenwich ...
By Ken Dixon
The Blogster is stunned that Ned Lamont, the
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06/23/10 Pizza w/o sausage: Abramoff working in kosher pizza

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Greenwich News - June 23, 2010
From dishing influence on K Street to becoming deeply involved with kosher pizza in Baltimore.
CEA Endorses Ned Lamont (The Hartford Courant)
The state's largest teachers union said Tuesday is it endorsing Ned Lamont in the Democratic primary for governor, saying he understands that teachers' insights and perspectives are invaluable in school reform.
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Fomer Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, a well-known moderate Republican, has endorsed Tom Foley of Greenwich for governor.
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