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Spotlight on Main Street

Downtown Torrington: It’s Happening Here!

Presented by Charlotte Hungerford Hospital

Torrington’s Main Street, touting one of the country’s largest collections of Art Deco Buildings, is in the heart of the city’s Cultural District. The wide sidewalks, beautiful landscaping and public art displayed throughout the area make it a great place to take a stroll. Visitors can enhance their experience by visiting one (or more) of the vibrant restaurants, galleries, shops and museums that line this quaint New England street. Torrington Main Street is perfect if you’re looking to take in a theatre performance, create a memory with your grandchildren or planning a fun night out.

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Mayor Elinor Carbone and Rista Malanca, AICP, Director of Economic Development, discuss the proactive steps the city took to enable the city’s many successes.

Event Overview

Our Spotlight on Main Street event, co-sponsored by CEDAS, introduced downtown professionals, economic development officials, and municipal leaders from across the state to this historic, walkable district. This event included:

View Related Webinars

Mayor Carbone and Rista described several actions they took to improve their downtown’s walkability and make it inviting to residents, visitors and businesses. Learn more about how you can do the same with our video series on the 4 Point Approach.

Other Resources

The arts & culture community is thriving in Torrington. Click the links to see the latest happenings.

About the Cover Photo

The banner photo was provided courtesy of Main Street Torrington and features Dennis Polisky & Maestro’s Men during their annual Oktoberfest event

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    With thanks to our Sponsors!

    Presenting Sponsor

    Charlotte Hungerford Hospital

    Hartford HealthCare is creating a better future for healthcare in Connecticut and beyond. We are a community of caregivers engaged in developing a coordinated, consistently high standard of care, using research and education as part of care delivery. We create and engage in meaningful alliances to enhance access to services and invest in technology and training to develop new pathways to improve the timeliness, effectiveness and accuracy of our services.

    Event Partner


    CEDAS, the Connecticut Economic Development Association, is a not-for-profit organization committed to advancing the practice of economic development within the state of Connecticut. The Association encourages communication among its members by providing a forum for discussion and information exchange.

    Spotlight Partner

    Torrington Savings Bank

    Torrington Savings Bank’s steady, strong banking practices have made them a trusted and reliable bank since 1868. Conservatively guided and strongly capitalized, they are committed to their mutuality and to providing quality products and services to meet the financial needs of the individuals, families, and businesses in their communities.

    Spotlight Supporters

    Brooks, Todd & McNeil Insurance

    Brooks, Todd & McNeil works hard to make your insurance decisions effortless and trustworthy. You can rely on the solutions they offer and count on their friendly, local service. They are proud of their long agency history providing families, non-profit organizations and commercial businesses in CT with insurance. They have been serving Connecticut since 1839.

    Commercial Sewing, Inc.

    Commercial Sewing has specialized in the marine and power sports markets with a focus on producing canvas products for Original Equipment Manufacturers, Distributors, and Dealers.

    Good Earth Advisors

    Good Earth Advisors is a woman-owned and operated consulting firm specializing in community planning, development services and public engagement. Inspired by the prospect of positive change, we see opportunity in each challenge—using planning as a pathway to progress.

    Herbst & Herbst LLC
    Conveniently located in Torrington since 1973, you can contact us with all your real estate, business, and estate planning needs. From our downtown Torrington location we are able to serve the needs of clients throughout Litchfield County. 

    O&G Industries

    O&G Industries, Inc. is a leading provider of construction services and products in the Northeast.

    Our portfolio encompasses numerous market segments, with projects that span in size and scope. Our clients include some of the most well-respected brands in the region and throughout the world.

    Remember When Vintages & Antiques

    32 Years and counting in the lighting and antique business.  We have the largest selection of restored antique lighting, chandeliers, wall sconces, and lamps in the area. Our master restorer, Mr. Rit, does  museum quality restorations and has done restorations for the White House, the Torrington Historical Society  as well as numerous other venues.

    Torrington Development Corporation

    The Torrington Development Corporation will plan, lead, direct and coordinate comprehensive efforts to improve the City’s economic base.  The purchase, reclamation and development of property and the procurement and administration of funding and/or loans will be carefully managed to support a vibrant community.

    Torrington Downtown Partners

    Torrington Downtown Partners was formed in September 2010 by a group of investors who recognized an historic opportunity to shape the revitalization of downtown Torrington, Connecticut.  Their goal is two-fold: To break the cycle of absentee ownership and vacant storefronts in the heart of downtown, and to involve the community at-large in making decisions about and being a part in the turnaround and rehabilitation of a key part of the city.

    White Flower Farm

    White Flower Farm is a family-owned nursery based in Northwest Connecticut. Since 1950, we’ve been growing a wide range of ornamental plant varieties, and delivering them to gardeners all over the country. Our mission is to help gardeners succeed by supplying top quality plant material, comprehensive cultural information, and superior customer service. Whether you are an experienced horticulturalist on the lookout for unusual cultivars, or a newcomer to gardening, we’re here to help.

    Connecticut Main Street Center

    P.O. Box 270
    Hartford, CT 06141

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