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October Fest comes back to Westport

As a founding sponsor of Westoberfest, Leifer Properies, the premier commercial realtor in Westport, is proud to support the second annual event organized by the thriving Downtown Merchants Association. As with many of the WDMA’s initiatives, Westoberfest is becoming an annual beloved event.
This local fall festival will include New England craft beer, vintage cars, fun for the kids, local food, live music, a wonderful farmers market pop-up, and tons of family fun.
With many retail and commercial spaces for rent in Westport, Leifer Properties is committed to support Westport’s vibrant downtown.
“Roger has not only been a key strategic architect and contributor to the thoughtful but progressive development of our Downtown district, he has also been a long-standing leader and supporter of the WDMA and our initiatives.  We appreciate his recognition that Westoberfest, now in its second year, represents two key dimensions of our Downtown strategy – local, district-centric activation and attracting new and renewed audiences to the area, reminding them that Downtown is a great place to shop, dine and enjoy.” – Randy Herbertson, WDMA President

Westoberfest will take place on Saturday 10/19, and is the perfect way to spend an October afternoon. While out and about downtown, we truly hope all attendees shop at our many retail locations for lease in Westport – notably WEST, Cotelac, Specs, OM in the home, and Arogya. There is quite a buzz and excitement for this events’ return, so be sure to save the date and purchase tickets in advance!

Leifer Properties and Slice of Saugatuck

The 8th annual event will take place on Saturday, September 7 from 2-5pm. Over four dozen restaurants, shops and galleries will open their doors and invite the community to sample their offerings. There will be beer gardens, multiple bands playing, dance performances, obstacles courses, boat rides, slides, balloons, bouncy houses, Tae Kwan Do demonstrations, a maker’s faire, and the ability to tour the fire house.

Leifer Properties, with Westport commercial retail and office space to rent all throughout the town, has supported many local 2019 summer experiences such as the Fine Arts Festival with the Downtown Merchants Association, the Levitt Pavilion summer series, and even the recent Blues & Views Festival. As summer comes to a close, the company has continued its’ dedication to support the Westport business community by being one of the sponsors at this weekend’s Slice of Sauguatuck, organized by the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce.

Tickets are $15 (or 2 for $25) and $5 for children, with proceeds donated to Homes for Hope, Gillespie Center Food Pantry. 

Join the crowd in Saugatuck this weekend for a fun day of food, drink and activity. And while in town, be sure to check out Leifer Properties’ commercial property to lease in Westport at 15 Ketchum Street. With quiet offices located near the center of the action, these spaces allow tenants to enjoy the convenient restaurants, stroll to the river, and even hop over one block to Metro North for an effortless commute.

Leifer Properties celebrates its Tenants at the Levitt Pavillion

Last night marked another spectacular summer evening at the Levitt Pavilion in Westport. Leifer Properties’ tenants of both commercial and retail spaces in Westport came out to enjoy each other’s company as well as a special performance by Broadway artist Frank Mastrone & Friends.

Before the performance, Leifer Properties’ tenants mixed and mingled at a special gathering with food and drink hosted by the company. While the sun began to set, they found their reserved front row seats. 

Carleigh Welsh, the marketing and development director of the Levitt Pavilion, introduced Roger Leifer, a signature sponsor of the popular venue, and notably their Sunday series. Carleigh described Roger as someone who epitomizes supporting the arts, who cares about defining Westport, making it a welcoming place, a thriving place, and a cultural destination as well as a wonderful community. Roger then had the pleasure of introducing Frank Mastrone.

On this tenant appreciation evening, Leifer Properties was able to celebrate their tenant family and also introduce the packed crowd on the lawn to their company, which owns office and retail buildings for lease in Westport. And, most importantly, they continued to support a sparkling summer Sunday where the Levitt Pavilion was able to present a world class artist free of charge, so community members could come out to get to know one another and the arts. 

Sunday’s at the Levitt Pavilion

Longtime supporter of the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, Leifer Properties is once again sponsoring their notable Sunday series. Located in close proximity to many of our office and retail spaces to lease in Westport, and alongside the beautiful Saugatuck River, the Levitt Pavilion is well-recognized for it’s open-air summer festivals with remarkable musicians and  entertainers who perform on their outdoor stage for free almost every night during the summer.

Their new website ( highlights upcoming performances including the Leifer Properties sponsored Sunday series at 7 pm with Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, Isabella Mendes & Friends, Mimi & The Podd Brothers, Frank Mastrone & Friends, and The Rad Trads to name a few. 

In the words of the New York Times, the Levitt Pavilion is “Pleasantly adventurous!” and “Undoubtedly the most ambitious and entertaining free summer festival in the Northeast”.

Leifer Properties, the premiere landlord of commercial properties to lease in Westport, is truly proud to help the Levitt deliver top-notch programming to the local community. 

Post Road Rentals

If you live in or around Westport, Connecticut, there is no doubt you spend hours of your day driving up and down Post Road, the heart of Westport which the town’s retail stores and residential neighborhoods branch off of.

Over the years, many Leifer Property retail locations to rent in Westport as well as office and rental spaces for lease in Westport find their home on Post Road, amazingly convenient locations for their customers and clients. 

Those familiar with the town will often see our Leifer Properties signs proudly displayed at our locations. These symbolize the highest quality commercial spaces to lease in Westport. So whether you are looking for a business location near Norwalk or closer to Fairfield, we have options…and eyeballs…on all our buildings!

– 1720 Post Road East  – small suites at this two building office complex

– 1465 Post Road East – single offices and suites in this corporate space

– 1330 Post Road East – restaurant, retail and office building

– 1276 Post Road East – mixed use retail and office spaces

– 728 Post Road East – general office and medical building

– 111-131 Post Road East – mixed retail and office space downtown 

– 253 Post Road West – corporate style offices

– 175-181 Post Road West – four building offices and retail complex

POP-UP Retail – Arete

Driving down Post Road East recently, you’ve probably noticed Arete, a quality retailer that deserves some major attention. Arete, meaning ‘excellence of any kind’ has popped up next to fashion forward WEST, and is downtown’s latest must-see spot.

The shop has many collections. Nosy Be is a collection of products designed in France that epitomize the joy of an “Island Lifestyle.”, Anaka is a collection of beautiful smocked girl’s dresses, RobinZoe is a collection of Wicker and Raffia Baskets, Bags, Clutches and Hats, Opus1 is fine quality Linen and Home Decor, Bobums Beach Microfiber Towels, and Saddler is hand-crafted leather belts. Many of the products are designed and created directly from Madagascar. When speaking to the owner Eugene Havemann about his store’s mission, he states “We want to position ourselves as a niche market brand, that has great products to enhance our client’s lifestyle.”

Arete is clearly a company that cares about its customers, but also how it procures its products. By supporting Arete, customers empower the women that craft their products. These women artists from around the globe needed an opportunity to share their products, and Arete was born.

Eugene decided on Arete’s first retail location in Westport because the town fit the brand’s profile. In his own words, “Our products are designed for people that have an appreciation of quality. Leifer Properties was easy to partner with because of the condition of their retail locations. You can just see when a landlord really cares about the properties they own. As a tenant, it is vital to have a store that compliments your brand.”

Stop in to welcome Eugene and meet the beautiful Arete designs! You will also see their presence at the upcoming Downtown Merchant’s Association ‘Fashionably Westport’ event in May. In between, please follow them on facebook @Arete-Retail and instagram @Arete_Retail.

Westport Style

For locals who live in town or lease office space in Westport for work, there is an exciting event coming up. The Downtown Merchants Association of Westport has announced “Fashionably Westport”, which is a two day fashion event that will combine a runway show with in-store activities and promotions. 

On Thursday, May 16 from 6-8 pm, the runway event will highlight spring/summer 19 looks from a variety of merchants including our very own retail stores for lease in Westport, both WEST and Cotelac. The models will be known town figures, moms from the community, and the store’s clients. Tickets are on sale through the link below and include bar drinks, light bites, a DJ, a comedy set, and a goody bag. The event will take place at Branson Hall Event Facility, Christ & Holy Trinity Church.

Friday, May 17 will be an all day shopping event where participating merchants will offer in-store special events and promotions. Our fashionable retail locations – WEST and Cotelac will be participating.

In true Westport style, The Westport Downtown Merchants Association will use funds from “Fashionably Westport” to benefit Project Return, a women’s shelter run by regional aid providers Homes with Hope.

Leifer Properties, with its’ many retail properties for rent in Westport, is proud to be one of the event sponsors and continue to support our downtown merchants. 

Take advantage of the early bird ticket –

Cotelac – Sophisticated Retail

We are excited that our tenant, Cotelac, is featured as this week’s Westport Insider from the Westport Downtown Merchants Association. This French brand is renowned for its highly distinctive positioning in designer ready-to-wear, and has it’s CT home in one of our prime retail spaces to lease in Westport. 

The DMA always promotes sophisticated shopping in town, and it’s no surprise they interviewed Alexcia Patterson-Scholl for their popular new online series. In describing the best thing about working at Cotelac, Alexcia answered “Our wonderful customers. There is something about our clothing that attracts really lovely customers. They just have a really wonderful sensibility about them.” 

Alexcia also highlighted that Cotelac is not just for French women, it is for everyone! It’s about finding the right piece that works for you. And, it’s the perfect brand for traveling as 70% of their clothing is machine washable.

Another fun fact about the brand is that Cotelac is well-known for its partnerships and artistic commitment, in particular, with emerging artists.

Of course, the DMA  had to find out from Alexcia the brand’s ‘must have’ item for spring, which is the support surface dress. 

When shopping downtown, swing by this sophisticated retailer and see what the buzz is all about. And, if you are looking for a retail rental in Westport, you will surely be in the best company.

A Warm Reception

Leifer Properties, known for quality commercial office space in Westport, takes price in their open areas, exam rooms, suites, private bathrooms, kitchenettes, and definitely their reception areas. They understand that these areas, which provide a first impression to a client or customer, are extremely valuable.

A well maintained and beautiful reception area will impress your visitors. As the premier commercial landlord in Westport, Leifer Properties will work to customize the front desk look for your business or company aesthetic. When looking for commercial property to rent in Westport, think about our building’s smartly well-maintained front-desk areas.

Highlighted below are a few currently available.

728 Post Road East

131 King Highway North

129 Post Road East

Why Leifer Properties for your next lease in Westport?

Whether you are looking for a commercial rental, or ready to lease retail space, here are the top 5 reasons to choose Leifer Properties as your next landlord.

5. Renting space in Westport, Connecticut is ideal as you are able to enjoy quality restaurants, public beaches, marinas, golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools, an ice skating rink, a weekly farmer’s market, The Westport Country Playhouse, and Levitt Pavillion for the Performing arts, to name just a few highlights. 

4. Our medical, office, and retail locations in Westport are attractive, pristine, luxurious, modern and traditional customized spaces that fulfill our clientele’s needs. 

3. Our properties in Westport are energy efficient and maintained to very high standards that are constantly being updated with sustainable, environmentally conscious elements such as high efficiency climate controls and lighting.

2. Leifer Properties has many convenient office spaces around town. Whether a renter desires to be close to the train, downtown or along Post Road, once you are a tenant you have the flexibility to grow into a larger space without incurring any duplicate charges.

1. When leasing property in Westport, you will receive the highest level or responsiveness with us as your landlord. Our tenants always deal with Leifer Properties in-house administrative and maintenance staff, and not third party property managers.

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