Developer Strives To Bring Darien's Downtown Alive

Publication: The Daily Darien
Date: October 18, 2011

By Jim Gerweck

David Genovese likes that he grew up in Darien and is known by many people in town. He can more easily get their feeling about what they want to see in Darien. "I can just ask them on the street," he said. My life is somewhat of a walking focus group."

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Darien's Baywater partners with investors to buy $10.8M Rye building

Publication: The Darien Times
Date: July 25, 2012

Darien-based Baywater Properties and WillKen Investments of Rye, N.Y., announced that they have formed a joint venture with True North Management Group to acquire 411 Theodore Fremd Avenue in Rye, a 112,000 square foot office building, for $10.8 million.

"We have been talking with Frank Kenny and Willett about various joint venture ideas over the last few years, and we are excited to begin working with Frank in Rye," said David Genovese, founder of Baywater. "411 Theodore Fremd is a high quality asset in a high barrier to entry market, which we think has very similar characteristics to the other markets we have been investing and operating in over the last 10 years…"

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Waking up Darien —
Lessons in invigorating a quaint downtown

Publication: Moffly Media: New Canaan • Darien
Date: March/April 2011

By Jenifer Jonson

Sitting in the artisan coffee bar Espresso Neat, on Grove Street in Darien, is a bit of a full-circle experience for longtime town resident Penny Glassmeyer.

Nearly twenty years ago, she began acquiring the four properties that form the core of the development of the brickwalk Grove Street Plaza. "I wanted to open a coffee shop here," she says. "The idea at the time was just to restore two of the houses and put a coffee shop in the ground floor of one. Of course it didn't work out that way, but it's kind of ironic that we're sitting here all these years later in a coffee shop that exceeds my expectations of what a good coffee shop should be."

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Building Bought for $12M Sells for $5.4M

Publication: Westport Now
Date: May 25, 2011

By James Lomuscio

A just completed Westport commercial office building sale is sure to send shudders down the spines of nervous Westport's property owners.

The building at 450 Post Road East purchased in 2007 for just under $12 million—and assessed at $10.9 million by the town in 2010—has sold for $5.4 million, according to the Town Clerk's office.

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Darien Entrepreneur ‘Pops Up’ a New Shop

Publication: TheDailyDarien.com
Date: April 26, 2011

By Casey Donahue

Rosey Costello usually takes her gift items and attire on the road to host trunk shows across the tri-state area. But with the help of her friends and neighbors, she has set up a temporary "pop up" store, Everything Is Rosey, on Post Road in Darien.

"It's a great way to reconnect with people, since I'm on the road so much," Costello said. She likes the stability that comes with having all of her merchandise in the same place every day. "It's nice knowing that I can close up, vacuum and know that everything is set up in the morning when I come in again."

In talking to David Genovese of Baywater Properties, Costello learned of space that would be vacant until August when somebody was set to move in. So they decided to try out a temporary storefront for Costello's business, which will remain open until the end of June. "David Genovese is the reason why this all happened," she said, adding that he emailed thousands on his mailing list to spread the word.

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Ola! Foods Celebration-
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with
Mayor Richard Moccia

For Immediate Release
Date: April 4, 2013

Norwalk, CT - Ola! Foods, LLC will be celebrating its headquarters recently completed expansion and Fourth Year Anniversary on Earth Day, Monday April 22, 2013. Helping to commemorate this memorable day will be the Honorable Mayor Richard Moccia, who will be presiding over a special ribbon cutting ceremony at their facility.

In order to meet the growing demand for Ola's product, a contiguous space became vacant at 155 Woodward Ave. "Our landlord David Genovese of Baywater Properties was amenable in renting it to Ola! and allowing us to connect the two spaces, which would increase our current leased space from 2,705 to 6,714 square feet," says Dina Houser, Founder and President of Ola! Foods. "The entire team at Baywater is amazing to work with, we are very fortunate!"

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Making "the scene" - Ten Twenty Post, Darien

Publication: 203 Modern Affluent Living
Date: September 10, 2010
By Linda Kavanagh

I'm a food writer, so I eat out often. But I go to Ten Twenty Post even when I don't have to.

It's Sunday Brunch and Ten Twenty Post has a full bar featuring bright orange Mimosas and ruby red Bloody Marys. To accompany one of those popular drinks, cake-like French toast with Vermont maple syrup garnished with vibrant fresh berries, and the "Portuguesa Breakfast Plate" with grilled linguica and pepper-onion-cheese "scramble" are the dishes of choice.

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Come shop and dine in Darien this holiday season!

Much has changed in downtown Darien over the last three years. New restaurants, new stores, and a new Whole Foods Market have joined our many existing fine retailers to give you an incredible array of choices. Many are locally owned and operated.

Baywater Properties and PG Properties wish to congratulate our 11 customers who earned the distinction of Best of the Gold Coast and Best of New Canaan Darien from Moffly Publications.

You will be amazed at what you'll find!

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Darien Artists Create Masterpieces in a Special Partnership

Publication: DarienPatch
Date: February 3, 2011

By Kara Glover Billhardt

A talented group of Darien women create new and exciting interpretations of individual artistic vision in a warm creative setting.

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Spotlight on Darien: New stores and restaurants

Publication: Moffly Media
Date: September 20, 2010

Strolling through downtown Darien may take a little longer these days—you spend half your time looking for your favorite shops that have been recently moved or polished up and the other half checking out all the new shops and eateries. David Genovese, founder of Baywater Properties and a major player in the revitalization calls it "a bright spot in Fairfield County." It certainly caught our eye and here are a few reasons why...

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First inclusionary zoning project comes to Darien

Publication: The Darien Times
Date: October, 15 2011

By Kara Susan Shultz

A mixed-use project proposal on the Post Road recently presented to the Planning & Zoning Commission is the first to be subjected to the town's inclusionary zoning regulations, put in place in 2009.

The project, put forward by Darien developers David Genovese and Penny Glassmeyer, would include approximately 6,000 square feet of office space and eight apartments at 745 Post Road.

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