Connecticut supermarket Stew Leonard’s celebrates 50th anniversary, owner’s 90th birthday


(WTNH) — Governor Ned Lamont is celebrating a landmark for a beloved Connecticut supermarket. It’s Stew Leonard’s 50th anniversary!

On Monday, Governor Ned Lamont recognized the milestone with a ‘milk toast’ with Stew Leonard Senior and Junior.

The Leonard family began as a small dairy in 1969, supplying milk in rural Connecticut. 50 years later, Stew Leonard’s serves over 11 million customers across the nation.

Stew Leonard Senior, who just turned 90, founded the family’s first store in Norwalk in 1969.

“We’re a proud family, family business, proud to be in the state of Connecticut. We have over 1,200 people now working in the state.”

– Stew Leonard Junior

Stew Leonard’s now has 7 stores, including four here in Connecticut.

The Governor proclaimed Monday as ‘Stew Leonard’s Day’ in Connecticut.

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