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Visions for Vacancies: Former Life is Good Store on the Post Road

We examine vacant buildings in the Fairfield community to see what the community would like to see spring up there.

Vacant buildings are a problem for a community. Patch wants to know what you think the solution can be.

In our occasional series Visions for Vacancies we’ll look at vacant businesses and buildings in Fairfield to see what our readers want to see move into their community.

Today, we’re looking at 1539 Post Road, the site of the former Life is Good outlet. The store closed its doors to business in late December and was sold to Kleban Properties earlier that month.

The 1,645 square-foot retail space is sandwiched between the Fairfield University Bookstore and Midas Touch Jewelers on the busy Post Road shopping strip in Fairfield Center. 

Nearby businesses include Victoria's Secret, Banana Republic, Loft, Chico's, and Chef's Table; across the street there are restuarants and shops like Colony Grill, Pinkberry, Fairfield Center Jewelers, Media Wave, and more.

For those potentially interested in leasing, the space is listed by the Febbraio Group, a division of Coldwell Commercial Banker. The Febbraio Group can be reached at 203-254-2061.

What do you think could go in this space? Let us know in the comments section.

julie criscuolo February 15, 2013 at 10:06 PM
How about a rubber room for all the hypocrite liberals like you! BTW every time I glance at your icon I am reminded of Thanksgiving and turkeys...mainly turkeys though! Go scratch yourself!
Chuck E. Arla February 15, 2013 at 10:27 PM
All of you: go to your rooms wothout supper and don't come out until it's time for Saturday chores!
julie criscuolo February 15, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Just confirmed that Father Joe is yet another fraudster making his way to the Patch. Welcome multiple account user setting up shop today! You are all full of it! From now I shall refer you and the like as Left Wing WacKadoos. LWW'S
Sandra February 15, 2013 at 10:53 PM
Chuck- I gotta give props to Artuso who gave me my first job stuffing cannoli. No jokes please.
Eleanor Bruce February 15, 2013 at 11:19 PM
"waaaaa-waaaa" ahh, now I know what store we can have a "Fortune Teller store" so we can ask who has multiple Patch accounts, who is the turkey, when my taxes will go down, when I will loose weight and when I am going to have fun reading Patch
david gergin February 16, 2013 at 12:38 AM
Elenor,are you any relation to the great rock bassist/vocalist from the legendary rock group Cream?
Osborn Hiller February 16, 2013 at 02:10 AM
Chuck, you got that right. The store is setback, and gets lost on the post road. But I'm sure the rent is astronomical.
Eleanor Bruce February 16, 2013 at 11:44 AM
I think Obama is very smart so nobody cares what his father did . We need a store where we can be all helpful to each other and try to tell Fairfield officials to stop raising taxes, stop increasing salaries, do something for the people that live in this town.
lbh February 16, 2013 at 02:49 PM
What Obama's father did is actually important because Obama wrote a book based on lessons that his father taught although he spent very little time with his actual father. The premise of the book seems rather hypocritical and dishonest to me and speaks volumes about the character of Mr Obama himself. So, yes, people do care what his father did. Just as people cared what Romney's father did during the election. The difference is that the press chooses to bury anything negative about Obama.
david gergin February 16, 2013 at 03:16 PM
How about a Fairfield branch of The Gunster House,so people like Father joe can sober up.
Steve Pierce February 16, 2013 at 03:34 PM
Yes! Bring back the walkway.
Caitlin Mazzola (Editor) February 16, 2013 at 04:42 PM
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Eleanor Bruce February 16, 2013 at 04:56 PM
This town is boring and I see many are racist also. I like Manhattan where you see different food, clothing, entertainment stores, different people. Here in Fairfield you see people that look alike, dress the same, pizzas everywhere, liquor, tanning, same all over. Now I know why I do not want to live in this town. BORING!!!
julie criscuolo February 16, 2013 at 05:05 PM
How about a fresh pasta/ravioli store like Borgatti's?
david gergin February 16, 2013 at 05:21 PM
wheres your sense of humour?
julie criscuolo February 16, 2013 at 07:18 PM
How about a fresh pasta/ravioli shop like Borgatti's?
julie criscuolo February 16, 2013 at 07:42 PM
Excellent. However, Why are relevant comments kept in purgatory pending approval?
Sue V. February 16, 2013 at 09:55 PM
Thank you. I am shocked at many of the comments that appear on the Fairfield Patch.
julie criscuolo February 16, 2013 at 10:56 PM
Agreed.
julie criscuolo February 16, 2013 at 11:41 PM
Spendid idea!
Stephanie M February 17, 2013 at 03:54 AM
I love the authentic Italian bakery like DiMare's in Stamford and Greenwich. So delicious and it would bring people to downtown!
marlene kimberly February 17, 2013 at 02:52 PM
A butcher store would be great...do we have one in Fairfield anywhere?
julie criscuolo February 17, 2013 at 06:38 PM
Thank you.
mark February 18, 2013 at 03:49 PM
Antique shop with old albums,records and collectibles
Eleanor Bruce February 19, 2013 at 02:42 PM
Great! Mitt Ronney affordable dentures..hah, hah, I am having fun with the stores with dream about in fairfield.
Chuck E. Arla February 19, 2013 at 02:51 PM
So move.
Chuck E. Arla February 19, 2013 at 02:53 PM
Not likely to generate the kind of revenue that the lease would require.
Chuck E. Arla February 19, 2013 at 04:09 PM
Arthur Avenue . . .that's good eating and shopping. BTW Pizzeria Molto gets its bread from Teranova bakery.
Fairfield Old Timer February 19, 2013 at 04:22 PM
Super Stop and Shop has one!
Patricia L. Ritchie March 14, 2013 at 02:23 PM
I'm still chuckling over some of these comments. I agree that the storefront is pushed back too far, a detriment to visibility, a highly desirable trait in a retail environment. I like the idea of anything that brings people to the downtown, even the pinball arcade. If it's other than a retail business, it will not enhance the downtown experience at all, and that means no dentist office, no bank, no insurance company. RETAIL ONLY. Have you ever seen how many kids are hanging out at Chef's Table? They must be doing something right. Whatever it is will have to pay a considerable rent, a factor any new business cannot ignore. If it's a "national" retailer with deep pockets, they will not participate fully in the community, and that is not a good thing. And no bakery in that location can compete with The Pantry, just across the street. The best bakery ever!

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