Why Small Businesses Matter
Shop small, do big things for your community
Let’s make 2018 a big year for our Ridgefield small businesses and put a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community.
Three questions with Salvatore Bagliavio, owner of Bailey's Backyard.
Why did you start your business?
In 1999, I took my first drive through Ridgefield, Connecticut. As I drove down a quaint, little block called Bailey Avenue, I could not help but notice the former Ridgefield Coffee Shop. I immediately knew that this was the space and town for me. After being bitten by the hospitality bug in college and coming from a large Italian family centered around gatherings and food, it was always a dream of mine to open a restaurant.
Best Selling Product or Service?
I’d have to say it would be our Tasting Menus and Wine Dinners. We offer a four-course tasting menu every Wednesday night as well as a Chef’s 7-course tasting available every day. The tastings allow our chefs to showcase local ingredients and offers our guests an opportunity to sample new creations every week. Our Seasonal Wine Dinners have grown very popular as well.
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
Local is what we are all about. We buy produce from Earth Root Farm here in Ridgefield. Our teas are from Cucumber and Chamomile, Squash’s prints our menus, Elizabella’s for our kitchen smallwares, The Cake Box for special occasion cakes and cupcakes. In addition, we partner with Cellar XV for our Wine Dinners and Ridgefield Hardware for just about anything you can think of.
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