Dowtown Westport Insider

Kicking off this week, the Westport Downtown Merchants Association will highlight many amazing shops and businesses in town on their social media channels. The program, entitled ‘Downtown Westport Insider’ will give followers an inside scoop into these brands and their owner’s perspective on owning a company in this community.

With many retail spaces to rent in Westport, it is exciting that a Leifer Properties tenant will be featured as the series initial post. West, a fashion boutique inspired by a west coast vibe, is set to dish on their experience in Westport. Kitt Shapiro will share her thoughts on leasing property in Westport with Leifer Properties. “I was inspired by what Laura Maged, founder and original owner, created with West. I knew when she decided to move to California, that I didn’t want to see this boutique leave Westport. Then, what I found when I decided to take over was that our landlord, Roger Leifer (of Leifer Properties), also wants to see these small businesses succeed, and to see the town succeed. He wants to be a part of that success, and because of that he has been great to work with.”

So get ready to follow, like, share and repost from the DMA @dmawestport every week. Support their mission as they promote the sophisticated shopping and dining district of downtown Westport! 

Chabad House Gala

Saturday, January 12th was a momentous evening in Westport. The newly built home for the town’s Chabad House had their first in-house gala. Members, friends, and community leaders were all in attendance for a night of great entertainment, food, and friendship.

Local families were honored for their support, and notably the police chief of Westport, Foti Koskinas, received the Community Service Award for his commitment to the safety and prosperity of all our town’s establishments.

Leifer Properties was honored to sponsor the event with a full page journal placement describing our commercial spaces to lease as well as retail rentals in Westport. A handful of the event’s attendees are also our tenants. As the premier landlord of commercial property to rent in Westport, we are always happy to support our clients.

First Light Fesitval Downtown

Downtown Westport is one of our most popular locations. Week days, weekends, and even holidays, there is a constant buzz in the air.

This upcoming holiday season is no exception, and has a heightened excitement because the Westport Historical Society is launching its’ 1st Annual First Light Festival on New Year’s Eve. A family friendly event, this year’s festival will take the place of Westport’s beloved First Night Celebration.

On Monday, December 31 from 4-9pmWestporter’s will enjoy face painting, a digital caricaturist, crafts, glitter tattoos, performances, a henna artist, food trucks, vintage films, a bonfire and more activities to be announced after the Christmas holiday. Tickets are $10 online or $15 at the door.

First Selectman Jim Marpe is encouraging all Westport families to take part in this fun evening. And as a longtime supporter of the Westport Historical Society, Leifer Properties is also enthusiastic. Please buy your First Light Festival tickets, and check out Leifer’s many office and retail spaces to rent in Westportas your carriage ride takes you by their properties at Post Road, Main Street, and Church Lane on New Year’s Eve 2019.


Hot Spot

One benefit to a commercial rental in Westport is being able to spend time in the revitalized Saugatuck Center. Saugatuck is the original commercial center of Westport. With the river activities, restaurants, retail shops, and proximity to the railroad and I-95; it is one of the town’s most happening locales.

 On any given day, you will see many executives and professionals out for lunch or coffee in this vibrant area. In the summertime, there are often small concerts to enjoy and the annual Slice of Saugatuck Festival, which Leifer Properties sponsors.

 Luckily, our 12,000 square foot office building at 15 Ketchum Street has a few available office spaces for rent in Westport. One is an office with large open bullpen, kitchen/break room, and is designed with a modern glass wall partition. The other is a 4 person office suite plus open area located on the 2nd floor.

 All one block walking distance to the main train station in Westport, consider leasing these quiet offices that are truly near the center of action.

Shop Local for the Holidays

With the holidays around the corner, serious shopping has officially begun!

Highlighted below are some of our incredible retailers who rent commercial space in Westport. There are many fabulous finds right here in our town.

175 Post Road West

Kat Burki Skincare – Best Selling products such as Goji Essence, Vitamin C Intensive Face Cream, Rose Hip Revitalizing Serum, and more. Loved by Actress Haley Bennett and International Model Imaan Hamman.

111-131 Post Road East

Cotelac – French brand renowned for its designer ready-to-wear. Check out their gorgeous cardigans as the weather gets chilly!

Specs – Locally owned and operated since the 80’s, you can pick-up great sunglasses and more from brands like Cartier, Thierry Lasry, and Paul Smith.

WEST – A true fashion boutique, you get West Coast cool style that works in Westport and beyond. Their Totem Salvaged Bag says it all.

LeTarte Luxe – Resort wear has never looked so good!

Arogya – Selling tea that makes you feel good inside and out, especially loving their best selling berry blend.

1276 Post Road East

Big and Tall – Don’t forget the men in your life! Their genuine alligator belt is unique and luxurious.

Tailored Home – Simple design updates to your home is a gift for the whole family. Loving the new pillows, mirrors, candle holders, games, and more!

1330 Post Road East

Tengda and K.C. Salon & Company – Gift cards for lunches/dinners, or salon services!

Sconset Square

One stop shopping for high-end home design and fashion finds, look no further than Sconset Square. Tell them you love them with an “I Love Your Guts” Block from Kerri Rosenthal. Bejewel yourself in Bungalow’s statement pendant. Bring beauty to any room with Bespoke Designs Luxuriate Green Onyx Candle Holder. And, elevate your home style with Swoon’s sculptural decor.


These businesses are the heart of our town, and thrive on local support. So please purchase presents from these locations and make the company’s and your recipients smile! With their success, we will also excite other potential businesses to pursue future commercial rental property in Westport. We believe – the more the merrier in this town!!


Falling for Foliage

People may think the beauty of working in Westport is ocean views on your lunch break. Others mention gorgeous sunsets over the Saugatuck River on the drive home from the office. This fall, it is clear commercial office space to lease in Westport, is also surrounded by an incredible outdoor ambiance – a classic New England fall foliage.

Throughout the town, bright red, orange, yellow, green, and purple leaves create an almost picturesque setting in general, and at our Westport Properties for rent. 

Highlighted below are some up-to-the-moment photos from a handful of properties at 125-131 Kings Highway North, One Turkey Hill Road South, 228 Saugatuck Avenue, and 15 Ketchum Street.

Get ready to gaze out your window while you work at one of our offices to rent in Westport.

Bungalow of Sconset Square Hosts Trunk Show

When Leifer Properties, along with David Adam Realty, purchased Sconset Square in 2017, they committed to making this unofficial home design corner of Westport a priority. Many of the interior design tenants who rent this commercial space in Westport, continue to have thriving local businesses.

One particular shop, Bungalow, is a chic home and lifestyle boutique. As featured in Westport magazine, Bungalow is a home shop with the latest furnishings such as textiles and candles. It also has trendy jewelry and one-of-a-kind pieces. The vibe is a high-end worldly market, making it fun to search for something new. Wende Cohen, the owner and founder, has been the secret to the store’s success since 1996, with her impeccable taste in selecting items for sale.

Visit Bungalow any time to view all their collections. On Thursday, November 1 from 12-5pm they will host an exclusive shopping experience with Lined Design for their ‘Trunk Show Thursdays’ series.

This fall, Bungalow moved back into it’s original location at 4 Sconset Square, displaying the incredible flexibility and ease of having Leifer Properties and David Adam Realty as a landlord. Next time you are at the square, step back and take a look at the beauty of this location, as well as our other nearby Leifer Properties’ retail locations for your business property to rent in Westport.

Leifer Properties sponsor Historical Society History Gala

As the premier commercial landlord for office space to lease in Westport, Leifer Properties will sponsor the Westport Historical Society’s Tomorrow’s History gala on Friday, October 19. Held at the classically modern Design Within Reach, guests will be entertained by Westport’s own Warren Bloom and Fairfield County musicians from School of Rock. There will be an open bar, Prosecco tasting, and signature cocktail from famed Jesup Hall bartender, Craig Ventrice. A seasonal menu from MCK Gourmet and oysters from Coops Island Oysters will be enjoyed by all. Proceeds from a curated live and silent auction will benefit the Westport Historical Society’s exhibits and educational programs.

Ramin Ganeshram, Executive Director WHS, says “We are thrilled to have longtime WHS supporter, Leifer Properties join us as a Tomorrow’s History sponsor. Long-term relationships such as these strengthen our community as we collectively evolve towards a better future for all Westporters.”

We are hopeful many of our friends and tenants who rent commercial property in Westport, will come out for an evening of fun in support of our local historical society.

Tickets can be purchased at –

The Debut of a New Fall Festival in Westport

Westoberfest, to be held on October 13 in the heart of downtown Westport, will be the latest addition to the Westport Downtown Merchants event’s calendar. With craft beer from over 18 regional breweries, great food from local culinary favorites, lives music, kids activities and more; this highly anticipated day will likely become a signature seasonal event for the community.

Like many local events, Leifer Properties has committed to support the efforts. With many office spaces to rent in Westport, the company is focused on the success of the community as a whole. In the words of the Downtown Merchants Association, “We are fortunate to have board members who recognize and support what we are trying to do as an organization for downtown Westport, and share in our mission to provide a vibrant and exciting space for our merchants, residents and visitors. Leifer Properties has been there every instance to support our efforts.”

Randy Herbertson, WDMA president, believes this inaugural event will surprise and delight those who attend. It will be a reminder to our region why it is great, to shop, dine and enjoy Westport. And, we believe it will also remind locals to stay local and consider commercial property to lease in Westport.

Westoberfest family activities open at 1pm and are free to the public, while the craft tasting areas opens at 2pm and close at 5pm. Tasting tickets are available now at:



Not your Traditional Office Space

At Leifer Properties, we are proud to offer what is considered classic office space in many of our Westport properties for rent around town. But, what makes us so special, is the variety of options we offer tenants. Our offices for lease in Westport at 27 and 27A Imperial Avenue are located in a Historic Victorian Mansion that has been converted into light and airy over-sized work spaces. Comprised of two buildings totaling 6,500 square feet, this location was transformed to commercial use in 1974 and has been maintained and updated ever since. Original features such as fireplaces, moldings, stained glass windows, porches, and etched glass oak doors have been restored and preserved over the years. Modern amenities, lighting, and mechanical systems have been constantly updated.

One unique opportunity when renting from a Leifer Property is the ability to easily switch office spaces between our buildings when there is availability. This means that tenants who start more traditional have the opportunity to eventually become one of the lucky few businesses to enjoy our more nontraditional locations. And, one perfect example, would be this charming Imperial Avenue office suite for rent in downtown Westport.

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