Work is starting on the long-approved Caraluzzi's grocery and liquor store in Danbury. The Planning and Zoning Commissions signed off on the Mill Plain Road location several years ago, with the applications considered as far back as 2014.
There was a court challenge to the liquor store, but the judicial system sided with the City's decision to allow it. The market owners renovated their Bethel location while that was ongoing.
Tree clearing started at the 102 Mill Plain Road property today.
According to the information released at the time of the application, the intention is to build a shopping center anchored by a Caraluzzi’s Danbury Market and a Caraluzzi’s Wine and Spirit Super Store, bringing an estimated 160 new full and part-time jobs to Danbury. The shopping center could also include space for one or two smaller tenants. No potential opening date has been determined.