When Old Meets New Something Beautiful Happens
Meet Bedford Square's field-to-table butcher shop!
On The Move
The brand new Bedford Square is truly phenomenal. Kudos to David Waldman who managed this project to perfection. Westport can now enjoy 70,000 square feet of new retail space, 24 residential apartments, office space and over 100 underground parking spaces.
Rebuilding Downtown Westport
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.”
Big Day For Bedford Square: First Stores Opening In Westport Development
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.
The Story Beneath Bedford Square
Jeff Benjamin, a partner with Amis Trattoria and a founder of URBN Inc. — the parent company of Amis — said he chose to open near Anthropologie because his restaurant brand works well with the trendy clothing store.
Bedford Square: Sneak Preview
Its retro-yet-fresh look. Its new tenants, including retail, restaurants and residential. Its re-imagining of the entire downtown.
First Look: Inside New Anthropologie & Co. Store
A fountain is the centerpiece of Bedford Square’s courtyard. Shops and restaurants will occupy the first 2 floors; rental apartments are on the 3rd.
Anthropologie & Co. Creates Fullest Expression of Brand
Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and drinks as they wandered through the almost 25,000-square foot store on three levels.
Bedford Square Nears Full Circle
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.
Bedford Square Progress
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.
Landscaping Going In
A look at progress on the Bedford Square project in Westport’s center.
An Aerial View
The landscaping in front of the future Anthropologie & Co. goes in.
A look at the dramatic but integrated footprint of the property.
The gorgeous courtyard is shaping up, bringing the indoors and outdoors together.
A Bedford Home
A glimpse at the dramatic views to be had from our high-end residences.
The residential areas are underway and one step closer to being called a home!
Windows have been installed in the Bedford Mansion, keeping with the traditional look of this historic building.