Welcome to Downtown Stamford, CT

Stamford, the big little town

"Stamford, the big little town"

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A little about Stamford

Stamford is home to four Fortune 500 Companies, nine Fortune 1000 Companies, and thirteen Courant 100 Companies, as well as numerous divisions of large corporations. What is remarkable is that with Stamford's large corporate presence that it has not lost its' relaxed seaside character. Shopping and entertainment abound throughout Downtown with a diverse mix of restaurants, clubs, theatres and galleries to satisfy everyone's tastes. The entire Downtown area is within walking distance from most Inns and Hotels. Many visitors will also enjoy a trip to the Mianus River Park. This public park, a 220-acre deciduous forest that straddles the Stamford-Greenwich border, is a haven for dog walkers, mountain bikers, fishermen, hikers and joggers alike. Take a walk through the shops in town, eat at world class restaurants or rent a boat and fish Long Island Sound, Stamford welcomes you!

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The history of Stamford

Stamford was known as Rippowam by the Native American inhabitants to the region, and the very first European settlers to the area also referred to it that way. The name was later changed to Stamford after a town in Lincolnshire, England. The deed to Stamford was signed on 1 July 1640 between Captain Turner of the New Haven Colony and Chief Ponus. The land that now forms the city of Stamford was bought for 12 coats, 12 hoes, 12 ratchets, 12 glasses, 12 knives, four kettles, and four fathoms of white wampum. The deed was renegotiated several times until 1700 when the territory was given up by the Native American inhabitants for a more substantial sum of money.

Contact Information

733 Summer St
Stamford, Connecticut

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Businesses in Stamford, Connecticut

Here is a collection of downtown Stamford, Connecticut businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.


Franklin Street Works


A not-for-profit contemporary art space and cafe,


Lakeside Pottery Ceramic Studio & Gallery


Diverse handmade functional and decorative pottery


Cove Island Park

Museums / Attractions

Trails, beaches and walking paths


Mianus River Park

Museums / Attractions

A nearly 400 acre urban forest



Museums / Attractions

Protecting Long Island Sound through education


Cafe Silvium


Caffe Silvium features hand-made pastas


Crab Shell


Crab Shell is located at Stamford Landing on the water


Dolce Cubano


Waterfront Restaurant and Rum Bar


Harlan Social


A refined culinary experience




Japanese Cuisine


Le St. Tropez


Visit Provence


Mitchell's Fish Market


The freshest of seafood


Napa and Company


We understand how wine is involved


Quatrro Pazzi


Remarkable Italian / Mediterranean cuisine


The Beer Garden at Harbor Point


Well curated 24 beers on tap and over 30 bottled beers


ZaZa Italian Gastrobar


A little piece of Tuscany


Danny's Cycles


We stand behind every product that we sell


Exhale Spa Harbor Point


We provide rejevenation for your inner and outer body




The Best of Bali


Antique & Artisan Center


Showcasing more than 60 vendors in a 23,000 sq. ft. showroom.


Hiden Galleries


Our gallery boasts over 250 individual dealers


Juliska Flagship Store


Possibly the most beautiful tableware in the World


Pedigree Ski Shop


Ski, snowboard, swimming and tennis gear


Schakolad Chocolate Factory


Made fresh on premises


The Accessory Store


Lamps, Home Accessories and more!


United House Wrecking Co.


Architectural salvage, antique and reproduction furniture