Greenwich Avenue "The Avenue" is it is referred to by locals, is sort of a Rodeo Drive strip about a mile long which is the true heart and city center of the wonderful town of Greenwich, Connecticut. As I have lived here on the weekends for some six years I can say I know the Avenue well enought to post this review. There are flagship-style stores of Ralph Lauren, Hermes, Brooks Brothers, etc. to be found here as well as other lesser-known but equally high-end companies. The trend is towards womens' fashions. While the look may be Rodeo Drive, there aren't many really insanely priced items in most of the shops, and there are plenty of other stores that are more or less reasonably priced. Many excellent restaurants can also be found here, read my review of the Putnam Restaurant here on Trip Advisor for an example of one of my favorites. There is no "attitude" in these high-end shops, everyone is friendly whether browsing or buying. The streets are clean, and all the shops are well-kept. There have been some changes recently; a group of shops is being replaced with new construction and as a result The Avenue lost a great pizza and a nice Chinese restaurant too. The parking is diagonal and the Avenue is stricly one-way headed South. During daytime hours and some weekends police are at intersections directing traffic; this is a great tradition of The Avenue so I have been told. The overall feel is comfortable, traditional, safe small-town American Main Street and The Avenue excels at this. You will easily spend a day here just shopping, dining, noshing on snacks, and people-watching. I saw Regis Philbin here once and the local paper will report on similar sightings weekly. Take a stroll here, buy some nice things and enjoy!
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