One of the many small, picturesque towns in nearby Connecticut has been undergoing a renaissance as of late.
It all began when Hendricks Churchill Interiors & Houses moved in on the corner of Main Street on the Green and proceeded to restore three of the town’s historic buildings. These restorations have brought with them community-enhancing businesses, including Smitty’s Barber Shop and J.P. Gifford Cafe & Catering Company.
This weekend the rebirth continues with two more new business opening in Sharon.
The first is on West Main Street in an adorable Victorian brought back to life by Hendricks Churchill. The Porchlight will be serving wine, craft beer and small plates of tasty food in a refined yet casual atmosphere.
The second of the two Sharon businesses opening this weekend is a new photographic gallery and studio, Standard Space, opening at 147 Main Street. Theo Coulombe, a longtime friend of the aforementioned Rafe Churchill and Heide Hendricks, has been coming to visit the area for years.
A well-established freelance photographer, Theo discovered a long-empty storefront for sale. Inspired by the space, and realizing its potential as both a studio and gallery, Theo decided relocate from Brooklyn and make his home in Sharon.
Having just completed a 4-month renovation of the space, his first show, Imperfect Beauty, features his own images and opens this Saturday, 5-8pm. The pieces represent a variety of landscapes and architectural subjects all captured through the lens of Theo’s vintage, large-format view cameras.