Sen. Kane’s Antiques Trail Bill Advances

May 12, 2011

A bill sponsored by State Sen. Rob Kane establishing a Connecticut Antiques Trail passed the State Senate on May 11.

The bill represents an effort by the Woodbury Business and Economic Development Committee to place signs for a trail along Route 8 from Seymour to Torrington. The trail would include Seymour, Oxford, Southbury, Woodbury, Roxbury, Washington, Bethlehem, Morris, Litchfield, Bantam and Torrington.

“With this bill, we are looking bring economic development into the whole state and the whole region,” Kane said. “Woodbury is known as the ‘Antiques Capital of Connecticut’ and we should be promoting this area of our state as a destination for collectors, decorators and dealers alike. As everyone who lives in our part of the state already knows, this is the place to come if you love shopping for antiques. We want to make sure that people know where to find our antiques shops and dealers, and I am certain that posting these new informational signs will help. Bringing more people to the region to patronize antiques businesses will also help other businesses in the area. All of this will have a positive effect on the area’s economy.”

The bill now heads to the House of Representatives.