Norwalk To-Go, a custom take-out and delivery platform designed to support Norwalk restaurants, began taking orders on Monday. Norwalk To-Go is another support component developed by local real estate collective AGW SoNo Partners, to assist their restaurant tenants with their newly developed/enhanced take-out and delivery portion of their businesses. The program is fully funded by AGW whose portfolio includes 25 properties on Washington Street Historic District and was created so their restaurant tenants no longer need to absorb the 30% fee that third party delivery companies gouge them with. Adding to the platform’s appeal, consumer delivery and service fees are practically cut in half and faster delivery is possible due to Norwalk To-Go’s private delivery company.
“Our portfolio in SoNo includes 8 restaurants. Paying 30% commission does not make sense in today’s environment, so we built something much more sustainable,” says Adam Greenbaum, Principal, AGW SoNo Partners, referring to the exorbitant fees charged by Uber Eats, Seamless, Grubhub, and DoorDash.
“Seeing a landlord invest in their tenants to this level is amazing. Communication and a partnership between tenant and landlord are foundational to mutual success,” says Mark Moeller of The Recipe of Success® and the Director of the New England Culinary Group.
The Norwalk To-Go support initiative is one of many marketing tools AGW has integrated into their real estate management practices. In June, the group introduce OnWashington, an internal support arm for AGW tenants, as well as an external marketing platform to promote the Washington Street Historic District as a premier destination to live, work, and play. OnWashington is a valuable resource for locals, visitors, and entrepreneurs looking for a unique space to house their dream businesses or to simply find a great place to dine, shop, or be pampered. Additional OnWashington events and promotions include the on-going Art OnWashington local artists exhibition which features massive art installations displayed in open storefronts, as well as Dine OnWashington and the SoNo Arts Festival OnWashington coming in September.
Norwalk To-Go www.norwalktogo.com