The Danbury City Council has accepted an application for extension of water lines to two restaurants near the mall and sent the proposal to the planning and engineering departments for reports. Shake Shack and LongHorn Steakhouse are are looking to construct two buildings in a mall parking lot. These applications have already been approved by the Planning Commission. Attorney Tom Beecher, speaking on behalf of the mall, said the proposal is to have the restaurants locate in an underused parking lot. The lot is off Backus Avenue, where the mall hosts a carnival and occasional tent sale. He notes that it's generally not used for parking, as there are plenty of other spaces available.