The Griswold Inn Store ~ Goods & Curiosities, features an eclectic mix of products inspired by the Inn and New England - from their Early American and maritime heritage to Connecticut lifestyle and entertaining today. Items include creatively-branded 'Gris' merchandise; hand-crafted and Connecticut-made products; limited edition prints of The Griswold Inn's renowned art collection; home goods, select books, unique toys, artisan jewelry, specialty foods...traditional, whimsical, and contemporary ~ Goods & Curiosities. The Store's displays and assorted collection of interesting goods are continually changing, promising a pleasant discovery with each visit. We are located at 47 Main Street, directly across the street from the Main Inn.
Anchors Aweigh Indeed! We have collaborated with Caskata and artist Shawn Laughlin, creators of exquisite handcrafted products for the home, to introduce an exclusive line designed expressly for The Griswold Inn Store! The line of tableware, serveware and decorative pieces includes platters, mugs, bowls, dipping dishes, canapes, teapots, bud vases...We offer these ceramics in classic blue and white - microwave and dishwasher safe - and a gold and platinum-plated style which is food safe but requires handwashing. Stunning served up either way!
Social Summer Saturdays ~ It's back - our popular Summer Social Saturdays open house event is underway and will take place every Saturday through September 3rd! We'll uncork the wine and offer complimentary light refreshment from 4:00 until 6:00 pm. Some Saturdays we'll welcome special guests to join us. On others we'll feature a specific theme and offer 20% off select products. You may always expect a social and sensational shopping experience.
Saturday, July 30th, 4-6 pm~ MEET THE ARTISTS
Two dynamic guests will be with us:
Matthew Goldman, perhaps better known by his pen name, Constant Waterman, will be here with More Landmarks You Must Visit in Southeat Conneccticut. In this edition he introduces, or reminds us, of the wonderful landmarks and attractions in our region of the Nutmeg State. Detailed pen and ink drawings enhance the narrative.
Bill Taylor, a talented artist and teacher, enthusiastic about sharing his work of nature and landmarks along the Connecticut Shoreline.
Complimentary refreshment will be offered!
August 5 , 6 & 7 ~ Summer Sidewalk Sale ~ We join the merchants of Essex for the annual summer Sidewalk Sale. Enjoy savings on select merchandise, 20-80% off! True! Bargains may be found outside and in! Sale runs Friday and Saturday, 10-6 and Sunday, 11-5.
jewelry | books | gifts
Saturday, September 3rd ~ Salute to Summer, 4-6 - We welcome back songwriter/folksinger Larry Kaplan as we bid farewell to this special, laid-back season! We'll uncork the wine, mix up a pitcher or two of our favorite summer beverages, offer samples of some of our cool dips and savor all that is special about this season. Enjoy 20% off select products that evoke summer's spirit!
Songwriter/Folksinger Larry Kaplan - Singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, this talented Connecticut musician has been at his craft for many years. Kaplan's music has been described as "touching and powerful": his ballads draw from New England's rich history, many concern the sea and those who make their living upon it. He accompanies his singing with guitar, banjo and harmonica. Stop by and see Larry Kaplan live, performing songs from his latest release, "Furthermore", as well as some favorites from earlier cds - like "Songs for an August Moon". (just missing it!)
We LOVE our books around here and we have an absolutely WONDERFUL selection! Originally stocked for our Inn guests, we have expanded our collection as demand has grown for our eclectic offerings!
To read our staff reviews and view our latest Recommended Reads by avid Gris readers click here! Of course there's a lot more in store!
"Gris Goods" are available for purchase on line!
The Store is located at 47 Main Street, directly across from the Main Inn.
We are open 7 days a week! Mondays through Saturdays 10-6; Sundays 11-5; extended hours for select special events.
Contact Information: 860.767.0210, STORE@griswoldinn.com