Creators, producers, artists, musicians, athletes, food lovers … and well, heck, let’s just say everyone! Get ready for a brand new waterfront destination coming to Stamford in 2021 called, “The Village.” A 133,000 sq ft. work-play environment in Stamford’s South End!
Brent & Courtney Montgomery and Wheelhouse recently unveiled this exciting large-scale, indoor-outdoor, premium campus that will bring together best-in-class companies from the worlds of content and media, brands and marketing, social and experiential, and finance and investment.
Included as anchor tenants and partners of The Village are some big names in entertainment, and food and beverage, including:
Wheelhouse – a one-stop shop for TV, film and digital content, celebrity talent, brands, entrepreneurs and investors
ITV America – one of the largest independent producers of unscripted content in the U.S. … including Emmy-winning Queer Eye, Love Island, Hell’s Kitchen with Chef Gordon Ramsey, Pawn Stars, Alone, Real Housewives of New Jersey and Fixer Upper, among many others.
Cisco Brewers – the renowned family (and dog-friendly) hot spot and producer of world-class beers, wines and spirits, is launching its first outpost in Connecticut, along with Triple Eight Distillery and Nantucket Vineyard.
Mike’s Organic – CT’s premier farm-to-home delivery service and organic market will be one of The Village’s partners.
Private Social Club – exclusive yet relaxed environments where creators and entrepreneurs mix with celebrities, athletes, musicians and titans of industry.
Apicii – The bespoke hospitality management and concept development company, based in Greenwich Village in New York City. They have been advising Wheelhouse and The Village on its food and beverage, experiential offerings and solutions since inception, and will operate the restaurants and bars at the property.
The Village is financed by media magnate and Fairfield County resident Brent Montgomery, a self-made entrepreneur who, along with his partner, Jimmy Kimmel, launched Wheelhouse in 2018. Wheelhouse is a one-stop shop for TV, film and digital content, celebrity talent, brands, entrepreneurs and investors. The company consists of four businesses: content and production division Wheelhouse Entertainment; marketing arm Wheelhouse Labs; investment arm Wheelhouse Partners; and Wheelhouse Properties, founded and run by Courtney Montgomery, which serves as the developer for The Village.
The Village will bring together creators, producers, artists, engineers, musicians, athletes, founders, and titans of finance all under (and above) one roof. By the way, that roof will be on top of Connecticut’s first LEED V4 commercial building. A Building that boasts 133,000 square feet of creative coworking, office and meeting space; state-of-the-art production facilities; unparalleled private event and indoor/outdoor rooftop space; and nearly 1,000 feet of walkable marina.
It was specifically designed to serve the needs of entrepreneurs in realms like art, entertainment, food, finance and much more, with the “green” waterfront property created to serve as an incubator, bringing people together for what Brent Montgomery refers to as “the combined power of creation, capitalization and execution.”
Wheelhouse, ITV America and Cisco Brewers are set to be anchor tenants when The Village opens officially in spring 2021 (Cisco Brewers, the renowned family- and dog-friendly hot spot and producer of world-class beers, wines and spirits, is launching its first outpost in Connecticut) and negotiations remain under way with a range of tenants eager to call The Village, home. The Village will also partner with premier organic food company, Mike’s Organic which will help incubate and develop a portfolio of local food concepts at the building.
Whether driving, biking, or walking to work, tenants and visitors of The Village can experience an eclectic mix of worlds that embody the entrepreneurial spirit, and offer potential for business-building and collaboration.
Anticipating the creation of roughly 600 new jobs in the state across multiple industries, The Village believes it will encourage hundreds, and one day thousands of people to see merit in relocating to – or never leaving – Fairfield County.
The Village is located at what was formerly known as 390 Ludlow Street. For more information, you can visit: TheVillageStamford.com or on Instagram @TheVillageStamford.