The Winners of the 2018 ‘Best of Bethel Business Awards’

Report by Paula Antolini
August 24, 2018 11:00PM EDT

The Winners of the 2018 ‘Best of Bethel Business Awards’

The Best of Bethel Awards Celebration took place on August 22, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Bennett Memorial Park, Bethel, CT.

The 2018 Best of Bethel Awards were given for the categories of New Business, Restaurants, Retailers, Corporations and Non-Profits.

Congratulations to the 2018 Best of Bethel winners!


The 2018 Best of Bethel Corporation winner has done quite a bit for our community. They donate generously, provide first jobs for countless students and careers for countless more. They’ve recently upgraded their facilities to make shopping an even better experience.

Congratulations to:

98 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT 06801


The 2018 Best of Bethel Non-Profit winner provides a venue for countless events, they work with young and not-so-young to restore and cherish our heritage as a community.

Congratulations to:

The Bethel Historical Society
40 Main Street, Bethel, CT 06801


The 2018 Best of Bethel Retailer winner provides a wide range of products, they have one of the most knowledgeable and helpful staff to be found anywhere, and they give back to the community generously.

Congratulations to:

True Value
211 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT 06801


The 2018 Best of Bethel Restaurant winner was chosen in the voting well after the arrangements for our Best of Bethel event were made. They bring an award winning New York dining experience to Bethel.

Congratulations to:

Le Madri
41 Grassy Plain Street. Bethel, CT 06801


The 2018 Best of Bethel New Business winner has restored an abandoned landmark in our community with a unique blend of craft beer and delicious food and an enthusiasm for Bethel that is absolutely infectious.

Congratulations to:

Broken Symmetry Gastro Brewery
5 Depot Place, Bethel, CT 06801


We also congratulate three Bethel businesses that have reached important milestones in 2018.
UK Gourmet is celebrating 15 years in Bethel.
Quality Gem is celebrating 35 years in Bethel.
Sycamore Drive-In is celebrating 70 years in Bethel.


And a special thank you to the event sponsors for the Best of Bethel event:

Alice’s Flower Shop
Quality floral designs professionally arranged and personally delivered to Bethel, Danbury, Redding, Ridgefield, Newtown and Brookfield. Lush plant dish gardens, gourmet foods, gift items & home decor.
30 Grassy Plain St., Bethel, CT 06801

Balloon’s Etc.
Award winning designs since 1985, combining balloons, fabric, lights, silk flowers and more, to create the perfect affair. Our designers can work to bring your dreams to life!
40 Chambers Rd., Danbury, CT 06811

Central Package Store
Local, family owned liquor store that has been serving the Bethel area for over 50 years
211 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, Connecticut 06801

Circus Moves
Circus Moves is a mobile circus arts education and entertainment company offering exciting and innovative on-location programs with a focus on the empowerment and overall well-being of participants. ‘Using circus as a catalyst for personal transformation and social change our team’ has been strengthening spirits and communities since 2004.
Bethel, CT 06801

Crown Trophy
America’s Largest Award Supplier. Trophy’s, plaques, t-shirts, banners, signs, medals, Corp. gifts, etc.
317 Federal Road, Brookfield, CT 06804

Daily Fare
Located in the Bethel Train Station, Chef Robin Grubard’s Daily Fare offers breakfast bakery, gourmet coffee and teas, lunches featuring our notoriously incredible scones, and custom catering.
13 Durant Ave., Bethel, CT 06801

Hollandia Nurseries
In April of 1964, Founders and proprietors Hans & Sally Reelick opened Hollandia Nurseries in a small 2-car garage in Bethel. The original retail garden center was located next to the Burger House Restaurant in the Bank Plaza on Grassy Plain St in Bethel, CT. Shortly thereafter it moved to two locations, taking over the Haven Farm on Old Hawleyville Rd where it established its growing facilities and renting a retail location on Stony Hill Rd. Several years later the retail operation was consolidated to Old Hawleyville Rd where it still operates today as Fairfield County’s largest premiere garden center.
103 Old Hawleyville Rd., Bethel, CT 06801

Noteworthy Chocolates
Design a custom message engraved in premium chocolate for friends, co-workers and loved ones
213 Greenwood Ave, Suite 2, Bethel, CT 06801

The Toy Room
Since opening our doors in 2006 we have established ourselves as the area’s premier store for all of your toy needs.
153 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT 06801

UK Gourmet
You will be transported to another place. Come see what Brits and the Irish love and miss. You will quickly see why. Chocolate, Sweeties, Cheese, Bread, Biscuits and more!
78 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT 06801

Varano Bakery
Varano Bakery offers a large range of specialty Italian baked goods and sweet treats for all occasions.
198 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT 06801


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