My grandmother Tillie Zanowiak opened the Windsor Restaurant in Seymour, CT. It was the first establishment in town to have full liquor service (wine, beer and spirits). My father Stephen, a professional musician, joined the business, and with my grandmother’s partner, Bill, they provided a place where people could enjoy excellent food, refreshments and entertainment.

While my father served his country in Europe during WW II with the 449th Anti-Aircraft battery, my mother Annette pitched in to help run the Windsor. After the war ended, business flourished (it even survived the flood of 1955!), but new construction of Route 8 forced them to relocate in 1958.

Annette Zanowiak Stephen Zanowiak

Finding a beautiful 1840’s colonial home rt. 67, they purchased the house and built a colonial style retail building and licensed it as Oxford Liquor Shoppe in 1959. My grandmother and parents ran the business until they retired in 1983 and I purchased the store.

With the help of my family, and my loyal, dedicated employees, we continue to offer what people expect: the finest products and best service available.

Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you soon! .

--Dave Zanowiak