Unless you live in one of the apartment complexes or take the train to and from Metro-North’s Merritt 7 Station you’ve likely never had a reason to go down Glover Avenue. That’s likely going to change with the opening of Junction at North Seven, a brand-new pop-up venue with a focus on food and drink.
Behind the idea of Junction on North Seven is Building and Land Technology (BLT), a development group that’s in charge of evolving of that part of Norwalk, and they’re doing it with a “live, work, play” approach.
A major part of that “live, work, play” philosophy, and what Junction will feature, are local food trucks. Melt Mobile, Meˈstēzō Grill, Caffè Bon, Greek Style Grill, Cowabunga, Carmela’s Italian Kitchen, and DCW, an ice cream sundae truck that incorporates donuts, churros, and waffles into their creamy creations, have all made multiple appearances.
Inside the spacious warehouse you’ll find ample seating, classic board games (should the mood strike you), GIANT Jenga and Connect Four, cornhole, and Tap Truck New England’s 1929 Ford AA with six lines that dispense beer, wine, and the occasional batched cocktail. There’s also an eye-catching railroad-inspired mural by artist Ben Heller that takes up an entire wall, a fitting tribute since Junction is directly across the street from a train station. Soon, the artwork might grow into something that will wrap all the way around.
If you’re having a “Huh? When did this all happen?!” moment, it’s not your fault. Their low-key approach is due to the fact that they’re still in a trial period, according to Shawnee Flores, who handles Junction’s marketing and public relations. “Junction opened on May 2, so there is the possibility of extending hours,” Flores said. “Currently it’s just Thursday and Friday from 5 – 11. Eventually we might look into opening on Saturdays and the early part of Sunday.”
In a sense, Junction is a flex space. It will have the potential to be rented out for private events, birthday parties, business conferences, and the like, but for now they’re focusing on scheduling tasty, fun events. Already on the horizon is a wing festival, singles nights, trivia, live music, dessert and booze pairings, movie screenings (with themed food), and possible beer-yoga mashups.
Junction at North Seven
87 Glover Avenue; Norwalk