Greenwich Avenue is the main center for shopping and hanging out in Greenwich
, Connecticut. Catering to a wealthy lifestyle, shops and stores on "the ave", as it is called, are pricey. Since rent for these small shops is incredibly high, many stores come and go quickly. Some of the most notable include Rags, Wishlist, LF Stores, and the average chains such as Starbucks and the Gap.
While it serves as a shopping venue, the ave is also a popular teen hangout. Two movie theaters draw young crowds on weekends, and mobs of teenagers often roam up and down the street on a given friday night. In the center of the avenue is a small park, infamous for being the easy place to buy marijuana by the bag. (true greenwichers, however, would never refer to marijuana by that name; in truth, another language is spoken amongst the students in Greenwich and at Greenwich High School...this language is known as Greenwich Ebonics
. Pot becomes nugs, drunk becomes swilled, girl becomes biddy...)
The ave becomes a common hangout for everyone, not only those who live close by. Celebs are sometimes spotted shopping in the high-end boutiques on greenwich avenue. Come take a look and decide for yourself whether the lifestyles of the rich and famous is really all that glamorous.