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Danbury Mall Announces 2 New Restaurants, More Retail Stores

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June 9, 2021

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Rich Kirby, Patch Staff | Posted Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 4:32 pm ET

Danbury Mall Announces 2 New Restaurants, More Retail Stores

DANBURY, CT — The Danbury Fair Mall has started site construction for two restaurants new to the local market.

Shake Shack and LongHorn Steakhouse will be the first ground-up construction at the mall since 1991.

California-based Macerich, which operates the Danbury Fair, also announced 2021 would see the openings of Athleta, Barbarie's Fitness Evolution gym, Charming Charlie, FYE, Newbury Comics and Urban Outfitters.

Maura Ruby, the senior property manager for the mall, said its retailers netted a strong 2020 holiday shopping season despite the coronavirus pandemic by modifying traditional in-person shopping experience. These modifications included expanded property hours, more curbside pickup and dining takeout, more buy online pick-up in store (BOPIS), and more stores offering shopping by appointment, both virtually and in person.

"Trends that accelerated last year, including curbside pickup and BOPIS, are definitely here to stay," said Ruby.