Norm’s was a bar/restaurant on Route 22 in Brewster, NY that permanently closed its doors in unceremonious fashion in 2013.

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It was 2013 when then owner Dan Ledley left a handwritten note on the front door to make the announcement that Norm's would close for good. According to the Patch, it said the following:

“After 27+ years at Norm's and almost 56 years of work I have decided it is time to say goodbye and close. I appreciate each and every one of you and thank you for your dedication and loyalty.”

And now the space has a new life, a new history to be written.

Former Brewster Bar Now a Popular Gourmet Bakery Called 'General Bakeshop'

Back in April of 2021, I noticed some signs of life in a building I, and so many other Brewster people are familiar with. Construction was underway at a former bar known as “Norm’s.” Right around that time, I wrote an article about the bar’s history and looked forward to see what would come of the space. The building recently began it’s new chapter and I had to go down and check out the new General Bakeshop to see how the work came out and how the food was. 

I’m happy that another small business is open in my hometown, it can only mean good things for the residents of the Village of Brewster and the Town of Southeast.

P.S. Norm's and other Brewster bars like Tom N' Jerry's were so much fun back in the day until it reached a certain point in the night when the Danbury people showed up.

They were leaving Hat City bars that had to close earlier, crossing the state line to come to Brewster in an attempt to steal our women and precious metals. Now I am a Danbury guy, so I've got a fresh set of eyes on the matter.

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There is an area in Brewster, NY where US 202, Lower Mine Road, the Croton River, the train tracks and a reservoir all converge. This is a look inside the rarely seen corners of Brewster AKA the Town of Southeast. 

Construction in Progress at 'Norm's' in Brewster

Norm’s was a bar/restaurant on Route 22 in Brewster, NY that permanently closed its doors in unceremonious fashion in 2013. There are new signs of life, at the site of the once popular bar. 

Demolition Crews Knock Down 7 Stars, Longtime Brewster Restaurant

7 Stars located at 1577 Route 22 in Brewster has been torn down. These pictures are from yesterday (9/8/21) and the demolition began the day prior.

Danbury Officials Throw Parade for UFC Champ + Hat City Resident Glover Teixeira

Glover Teixeira had already met with the new Mayor Elect and was swarmed by fight fans and Hat City residents in Roger Park. All that was left to do was an official parade and ceremony for the public which took place on Sunday November 14, 2021. Flanked by local officials Glover took a ride down Main Street to Rogers Park where he was gifted a plaque commemorating his victory over Jan Blachowicz. 

12 Signs You're a True American 'Tough Guy'

Our culture morphs and those shifts mean certain types of behavior have an expiration date. What you once thought was "cool" or "tough" may make you look like a straight up D-bag now. The problem is, when our culture pivots, not everyone gets the memo.

You could find yourself in a room with someone born in the 60's, another in the 80's, a man who was born in the 90's and another in the 2000's, they are all going to have different ideas about what makes them a man. 

What makes you a "tough guy" today? For starters, the term itself is a punch line, if someone calls you a "tough guy", they are picking on you. This list was supposed to be titled "Top Signs You're a Raging Douche" but my editor nixed that, so these are the "Top Signs You're a Real Tough Guy." 

13 Dead Giveaways That You're Not From the Danbury Area

There is no great way to do this without laying out the boundaries. For the purposes of getting eyeballs on it, I said "Danbury Area" but we all know that this extends beyond. This is an odd place, and we all have a lot in common that we don't talk about because it's pointless to.

So, this list is for Danbury, Brookfield, Bethel, Ridgefield, Newtown, New Milford, New Fairfield, Brewster, Mahopac, Carmel, Somers and I guess we will include North Salem but only if you promise not to get cute with me. 

Being from the Greater Danbury Area means a lot of things and we can all identify them without having to ask too many questions or probe too deep. We can spot an outsider from a mile away. If you are attempting to blend, good luck and beware of the following.

These are 13 Dead Giveaways That You're Not From the Greater-Danbury Area.

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