I have followed the revitalization of SoNo since the beginning. At its height, it was a vibrant diverse commercial district with a mixture of shops, galleries, and eating places. It is now almost entirely eating and drinking spots catering to a younger demographic tha. I currently inhabit. It was disappointing.
Spent an afternoon walking up and down Washington Street in South Norwalk and window shopping So lovely and so different from what it was like years ago. I would recommend everyone spend some time exploring the area. There are some very nice restaurants and shops. A great place to visit. And the Maritime Aquarium is also close by.
This place is a block has good restaurants and places where to have a drink but the police usually and especially on weekend is checking at both sides of Washington St and use to put check points at West Ave where people necessarily have to go to take the route 7 and the I -95
We were in SoNo for dinner, but walked around a bit before and after. Looks like a fun place for meals (lots of creative and interesting options), funky stores, interesting architecture and good people watching. I commented to my friend on a number of restaurants that looked interesting to try, visiting the nearby aquarium, and generally spending an afternoon wandering...
We wandered into the district on Saturday afternoon and it was pretty dead - hardly anyone on the street. There are lots of restaurants and bars, as well as the Aquarium, in the neighborhood, but overall it looks like the sort of place that only comes alive maybe on Friday and Saturday nights.