There is a new proposal for a business top operate the cafe next to Danbury Library. A committee of the Council is now considering a lease with Benny's Cafe for a trial period of six months. The cafe has been vacant since February when the previous operator left to pursue other opportunities.
The Danbury City Council then approved a lease for Bagelman to operate, temporarily, at the Library Cafe rent free. The City agreed to pay the utilities during a six month trial period, but the company opted not to go forward with the project.
The new proposal calls for the half a year trial period to start on Day 1 of operating to get a fair assessment of the cafe's success. The owner's of Benny's, who also own Nardellis on Newtown Road, are proposing to then pay $500 a month in rent, which would include utilities.
The menu would include bagels, muffins, fresh fruit, salads, sandwiches and soups.