Why Small Businesses Matter
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Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!
You're IT Widow Brown's Cafe!
Four questions with the founder of Widow Brown's Cafe, Aura Showah.
Why did you start your business?
In 1977 Widow Browns Café opened. We saw a need in the Danbury area for a casual restaurant with comfort food and good cocktails for a reasonable price.
What is your best-selling product/service?
Our best-selling items are our Burgers, French Dip, Reuban, actually, but, everything on our menu is very good!
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
We use many local distributers all around Connecticut some are Dandy Distributors on Mill Plain Road in Danbury, Cityline Food Distributors in New Haven as well as local breweries such as Kent Falls, Tribus, Housatonic, Nod Hill, and Newsylum (just to name a few).
Have you "reimagined" your small business?
We are always interested in changing to fit the times. We just renovated the front of the building and put in a garage door so we can open it when it is nice out.
The founder of Widow Brown's Cafe would like to nominate Dandy Distributors in Danbury - "A local food distributor that’s been in the Danbury area for over 40 years!"
HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!