Progress is being made to clear a parcel of land on North Street in Danbury to make way for a Starbucks. The location received a special exception from the Planning Commission for a drive thru. Two vacant office buildings were torn down in April. The coffee house is expected to open next year. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton says part of the approval from the state was that Starbucks would do some traffic adjustments and the light will be moved.
Boughton says it's one of the busiest intersections in the City and he hopes the state will move forward with their widening plan over the next couple of years.
The Mayor also mentioned that Chick-fil-A would be opening a location in the food court of the Danbury Fair Mall. This comes as a groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday in Brookfield for a Chick-fil-A on Federal Road at the former Burger King location.
Chick-fil-A is also planning to open locations in Enfield and Wallingford. The chain operates nearly 2,000 locations in 39 states and Washington DC.