Megan Searfoss Announces July Opening for Darien Running Company
In a note to the community, Megan Searfoss, the founder of Ridgefield Running Company (RRCo) shared some exciting news! Searfoss will soon open a second location in the Town of Darien. Please read her message below. Congratulations to Megan and the RRCo team! We are beyond proud. Darien just got better.
Prior to the pandemic, when the Boston Marathon, the Olympics and many spring events were happening, RRC had planned to expand to the beach. A small, white brick building just off the Post Road in Darien was the perfect location. Next to the Sugar Bowl, Uncle's Deli, Gopher Ice Cream, Neat Coffee, and many other wonderful small businesses, the location was set for Darien Running Company.
Then COVID 19 came, forcing Ridgefield Running Company to close and reinvent our business to online, same-day delivery and curbside pick-up. Running as it always has, provided solace for us during this unsettling time. People that have never run before, are out on the move finding peace in the roads and on the trails. Running isn't canceled.
As RRC worked every day to survive, I began to revisit what run-specialty offers a community. I believe in small business, I believe in community, and I began to believe again that Darien Running Company should open. With the help and encouragement of Darien developers, Penny Glassmeyer and David Genovese, who are responsible for the development and redevelopment of downtown Darien, and the soon to be built Corbin District, DRC will open its doors in July. DRC will offer the same services as Ridgefield Running Company, now retooled to provide a safe and trusted environment. Our training programs, clinics and group runs will happen as soon as it is safe. We can not wait to help you at 14 Brook Street in Darien.