Grow in Downtown Wallingford!

key Features:

  • Authentic, old-line central shopping district; the true heart of the community.
  • Friendly, helpful merchants who welcome and support new businesses.
  • Electric Rate Discount Program for new businesses that occupy vacant space in downtown Wallingford.  
  • Plenty of free on and off street parking.
  • The Wallingford Garden Club maintains 2 beautiful gardens at the corner of Rt. 5 / Center St.
  • Free consultation on facade improvement by architect Steve Lazarus.
  • Brick-lined sidewalks, ornamental trees, benches, flags, banners and holiday adornments beautify the streetscape.
  • 26 restaurants/eateries within walking distance in the downtown district.
  • Lovely residential areas surround downtown.
  • Choate Rosemary Hall is also within walking distance.
  • There are antique shops & home decor shops in Wallingford's center that attract shoppers.
  • Banks, the Post Office, the Wallingford Public Library, Town Hall, medical and dental offices, law offices and more make the downtown district a premere destination.
  • A brochure of all downtown businesses is printed yearly, and distributed regionally.
  • A welcome to new businesses ad is placed free of charge in local newspapers.
  • Cooperative ads placed for a nominal fee.
  • Merchant's workshops held throughout the year focused on financing, marketing and design, and featuring speakers from SCORE as well as state and local agencies.
  • The Mayor and the Town Council enthusiastically support the revitalization of the downtown area.