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Danbury Entrepreneur Heads Downtown With Pour Me Coffee & Wine Cafe

Andrea Gartner will open her new Pour Me Coffee & Wine Cafe next month in downtown Danbury. Photo Credit: Contributed
The new Pour Me Coffee & Wine Cafe will open next month on Main Street in downtown Danbury. Photo Credit: Contributed
Kitchen manager/chef Matt Rieve and owner Andrea Gartner will open the new Pour Me Coffee & Wine Cafe next month in Danbury. Photo Credit: Contributed

DANBURY, Conn. — When entrepreneur Andrea Gartner campaigns for her new concept eatery for downtown Danbury dubbed the Pour Me Coffee & Wine Cafe, specializing in fast-fine food, she isn't wait until the doors are open. 

The former executive director of CityCenter Danbury entered the Danbury Westerners' 9th annual Chili Winter Warm-Up competition, and snagged 3rd Place in the Restaurant/Caterer Category with her Rocket Fuel Vegan Chili. 

When the doors open in May at Pour Me, located at 274 Main St., Danbury, diners will find out what the buzz is all about. 

With a passion to do all things local, by her side is newly hired kitchen manager/chef, Matt Rieve. 

He comes to Pour Me from a stint at Figs Wood Fire Bistro in Sandy Hook, where he applied his studies at the Connecticut Culinary Institute to this popular "hidden gem." Rieve is a graduate of Bethel High School.

Pour me is now hiring servers, busers, runners, cooks, dishwashers, cashiers, and baristas. Applications can be picked up at the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, 287 Main St., Danbury, or click here

Interviews are being held by appointment 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. For general inquiries, send email to

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