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Visions for Vacancies: 1508 Post Road

What would you like to see in this vacant commercial space?

According to the Fairfield Grand List, the building at 1508 Post Road—formerly the site of Mercurio's grocery store—is valued at $1.65 million and owned by Mercurio Brothers Inc. Et Al. Located in the middle of a vibrant commercial block downtown, the space is flanked by , and on one side, and then and on another.

TJC January 09, 2012 at 11:26 AM
I think we need more banks, pizza joints, or nail salons, personally. A realtor's office would be great too, we dont see enough. Maybe a Sacred Heart Univ. bookstore? In all seriousness, I'd love to see something like Clampett's (sporting goods) return to downtown.
Rosemarie Corr January 09, 2012 at 11:37 AM
I'd love to see a store move in that's owned and operated by Fairfielders.
Jim Eastwood January 09, 2012 at 11:46 AM
Good Morning Fairfield Quite Frankly I would like to see it go back to what it was 25 years ago Bring back the Family store What we don't need is anothe Bank, Nor another Pizza place , Nor another Chinese or for that fact an Upscale resteraunt. Certainaly another store catering to the College set. Got any Ideas?? have a Great Day !!
Joseph Redman January 09, 2012 at 11:46 AM
Anything but more pizza or Chinese joints. How about another Trader Joe's for the folks who don't want to go all the way to Black Rock Tpk.?
Michele Modugno January 09, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Sporting goods store, old-time bakery, stationery store (like the former Fairfield Stationers), small IGA grocery store, small arts & crafts store, small hardware store...a "Mom & Pop" store....tired of seeing the corporate stores!
nelson kwok January 09, 2012 at 01:15 PM
trader joe's is a good idea
Fairfield Resident January 09, 2012 at 01:47 PM
An Arcade with: Pinball Machines Video Games Air Hockey tables SkeeBall Pool Tables Etc. Etc. Etc.
Amy Bryant Eisenberg January 09, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Love the arcade idea! Not enough for teens to do constructively downtown. Since it is a natural place for teens to congregate, I think an arcade is a great idea provided it is amply secured and supervised. I would love to see a complete home design center - full service and discounted!
Michael Dinan (Editor) January 09, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Patch just received this comment from a reader (is this something Fairfield Patch readers would be interested in?): "This is a great opportunity for the arts community, business community, non-profits, and town government to conduct a public forum on how best to take in different points of view. Perhaps The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce could spearhead this town-wide conversation. They have broad and deep experience in forging coalitions, respecting others' points of view, and a track record of performance in presenting and implementing strong action plans."
Edward Mocsi January 09, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Le Pain Quotidien http://www.lepainquotidien.us/
Jim Eastwood January 09, 2012 at 04:31 PM
To All Great Ideas !!!!!!!! I would support them all as they all are directed to the "Common Residenys " of this Town Thanks for Responding !!!!! Have a GREAT Day !!! Here in the Center of the Universe
Fairfield Resident January 09, 2012 at 04:46 PM
How about Tweens? I see tons of them downtown everyday after school lets out at Tomilson MS and Rodger Ludlowe MSD.
Chuck E. Arla January 09, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Nice in concept but given the presumably high rent I can't imagine the likely cashflow could make it work. Teens and 'tweens hanging around all day does not necesssarily equate to their buying anything....or enough of anything.
Fairfield Resident January 09, 2012 at 05:32 PM
I miss Arnie's Place........ http://arniesplacearcade.com/pictures.html
SP January 09, 2012 at 08:45 PM
If we had more residential housing directly in town on the post road (second, third floor) you would attract the uses mentioned and uses desired by many. Just becuase the streets are busy with cars doesnt mean they are stopping to shop. Putting people downtown in housing would create more of a 24 hr. community which makes it easier for a retail business to suceed. Current policies and past practice of how we view our downtown and whats appropriare or necessary needs to change. For example, does Merrill Lynch need to be above Chicos? That use could be placed anywhere. However, 50 units of housing would go a long way in stimulating local businesses and maybe even recreate the need for a Mercurios. Just a thought
maryHelen Melnick January 09, 2012 at 08:56 PM
I would like to see a lane bryant or a small grocery store or a health food stroe like sweetwater. no more upscale dress stores.there are many women in fairfield who wear over the size 14.
Linda Turturino January 09, 2012 at 11:41 PM
tell me why this this is listed on Port Chester patch ?
Ryan January 10, 2012 at 03:05 AM
A casual/divey oyster and seafood bar. make it happen.
Bunny January 10, 2012 at 03:34 AM
unfortunetly a place for tweens or teens will just bring more troublemakers into the mix, and putting it out for townwide imput will just end up like the swimming pool issue at the old national guard site that couldn't be solved...I like the idea of ta small market like it was and apartments, I agree it would make more business for the stores there and maybe some practical stores will move in
Jason Silver August 25, 2012 at 01:58 AM
The Sock votes to bring back the Skybox. This time on ground level.

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