Leifer Properties supports the 2020 Westport Fine Arts Festival

Once again, Leifer Properties, with commercial rentals in Westport, has signed on as a sponsor of the 2020 Downtown Merchants Association’s Fine Arts Festival. With this year’s new dates, Saturday and Sunday May 30-31, the event is sure to draw crowds and kick off another special Fairfield County summer of fun!

Some new and exciting elements of this year’s festival are as follows. Church Lane is being used as an area for the entire community. The Artist Collective of Westport will be located on the street. They are also setting up a 100′ gallery tent for college level emerging artists, which includes BA and Masters Level Fine Arts Students. And, there will be a prize competition with a jury. The Masters level winner will take home $2,000, the Bachelors level winner will take $1,000, and 8 runners up will take home $250 each; all money funded by the Drew Friedman Foundation.

The expectation is that these two diverse collections will draw a significant number of patrons to the street. The DMA strongly believes that Roger Leifer and Leifer Properties support strengthens the backbone of this event. The ability to shut Church Lane for two days enables the Fine Arts Festival to be such a phenomenal event for artists, patrons and merchants.

So please save the *new* dates and join Leifer Properties, and their tenants of properties for lease in Westport, at the summer’s prominent arts and culture event on Connecticut’s Gold Coast.

Tengda – Modern Chinese infused with a Japanese flair and South Asian Twist

Tengda is one of the first Asian restaurants for lease in Westport, having been in town since 2002. Known for its innovative new style Asian cuisine, the restaurant has a prominent spot at 1330 Post Road East. Many regular customers dine at Tengda for their offering of modern Chinese cuisine infused with a Japanese flair and and South Asian twist. 

Leasing with Leifer Properties and working with Roger over the years, the owner Mike Zhao, only has wonderful things about his experience. He feels the company is extremely professional and truly cares for their tenants. If there is ever an issue, Leifer’s in-house team manages it seamlessly. When asked if he would recommend Leifer Properties to future business owners, he stated “100% yes! Roger is a great landlord and I would strongly recommend him. And not only do I feel this way, but his other tenants I have met up-and-down Post Road feel the say way. We are all happy.” It is clear he would recommend their rental properties in Westport.

If you haven’t already, please swing by Tengda to try their incredible food offerings. Follow them on social media.  

Zen Bronze comes to Leifer Properties

Zen Bronze, the healthy organic airbrush tanning salon in Westport has a spectacular new location, 179 Post Road West. When looking for a new commercial lease in Westport, Zen Bronze found its’ home in Nash’s Plaza. 

Not only are they airbrush tan experts, using their own topnotch organic tanning solution, but at Zen Bronze their clients are part of a special community and are considered Zen Bronze family.  By catering to each individual, their technicians craft the perfect glow that leaves clients feeling more confident and good about themselves then before their tan.

And what makes Zen Bronze so special? They are trusted by celebrities, brides-to-be, those traveling from as far as Long Island, cancer survivors, teens going to prom, men, parents, those with skin diseases, and so many more.

Westport has been special to owner Donna Buscemi. And when we asked her why a Westport commercial property rental with Leifer Properties, she explained “Our Westport location has been succeeding very well through the years thanks to our wonderful staff and loyal clientele! We have managed to grow as a business. Roger has been very helpful and wants us to succeed. He has been very reliable, and I am able to communicate with him easily.” 

For your very own beautiful bronze experience or a last minute holiday gift card, stop by Zen Bronze this week! 

Apotheco to Westport

The latest Leifer Properties commercial lease in Westport is Apotheco Pharmacy Group at 125 Post Road East. Founded in 2013, Apotheco Pharmacy Group is an innovative access platform offering specialized care in dermatology. The company is devoted to their patients’ well-being and strives to ensure their services help them look and feel their best. Their rapidly growing network of clinically-focused dermatology pharmacies, provides a premium level of service to prescribers and patients. 

If you are wondering why Apotheco Pharmacy Group decided to find a property for lease in Westport, the answer is clear. They are part of a growing network of dermatology focused pharmacies, that currently have a presence in NY, NJ, PA and DE; so making CT and specifically Westport their new home was ideal. They are looking to set a new standard of care by serving the community, and are extremely happy to be in town.

When searching for the perfect Westport property for lease, Apotheco Pharmacy Group chose Leifer Properties because of the company’s great reputation for working with tenants and providing the necessary support needed for a new business in the market. When their company spoke with Roger and explained the process of opening a pharmacy, they felt Roger and his staff were very receptive and provided them with the flexibility to be successful in town. “Opening a new business is always exciting but it comes with challenges; it is important to us that everyone involved in the process believes in our mission. We are excited to be working with Roger and Leifer Properties as we reach another important milestone.” Anush Amin, co-founder, Apotheco Pharmacy Group.

ApothcoryWe welcome them to Westport and wish them incredible success at their prominent Leifer Properties Post Road location. 

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.