On The Move

The massive Bedford Square is set to open in April, a mixed retail-residential-commercial enclave by developer David Waldman of David Adam Realty. Waldman reports: “The project is moving along nicely. The details and feel of what we have been trying to do for the last ten-plus years is showing, and reaction from the public has been excellent. We anticipate the entire project being done on schedule, by April 2017. Our anchor tenant, Anthropologie & Co., has begun internal construction of their premises with an April opening goal as well. As of today, we have signed a lease with a gourmet butcher for a 1,157-square-foot space across from the Spotted Horse. We also have three additional letters of intent signed and are negotiating the leases as we speak.”

Randy Herbertson
Rebuilding Downtown Westport

Dan Zelson and Paul Brandes are partners in Charter Realty—one of the developers involved in Bedford Square. The new development in downtown Westport is a massive multi-use project, meant for shopping, dining, living and working. Here, they talk to Westport about the project’s challenges and rewards. 

Randy Herbertson
Anthropologie & Co. Creates Fullest Expression of Brand

Broken into multiple mezzanine levels and suffused with light from the top floor all the way through a floor below street grade, the new Anthropologie & Co. leaves intact and exposed much of the building’s original brick, while adding plenty of eye-catching hooks like a wall built of antique luggage pieces. The layout provides ample elbow room for the company to play up growth lines like cosmetics, home decor and its wedding gown section, as it works to overcome a decline in apparel sales.

Randy Herbertson
Bedford Square Nears Full Circle

Around a central courtyard on the cusp of spring, the Bedford Square development is blossoming outward after a dozen years into the vision of developers David Waldman and Dan Zelson of Bedford Associates, and by extension Centerbrook Architects and Planners, who were hired to design it.

Randy Herbertson