Visions for Vacancies: US Post Office, 1262 Post Road

What types of businesses would you like to see move into this vacant space?

The former site of the U.S. Post Office at 1262 Post Road may be closed for mailing operations, but plans to renovate the building and move in retailers are already underway.

The U.S. Postal Service sold the building earlier this year and moved to a smaller storefront down the street, at 1300 Post Road. The new post office opened in August.

Plans to renovate and expand the building have been filed with the town, according to a report in the Fairfield Citizen.

The plan includes reconstructing the current 11,130 square-foot-building and creating a 17,000-square-foot establishment, maintaining both the current height (23 feet) and the front facade, according to the report.

The space would fit one to three retail tenants, according to the report, once the plan is approved by the Town Plan and Zoning Commission and the renovations completed.

The building sits on prime retail location in Fairfield. Across the street is the Brick Walk Promenade, home to multiple restaurants (including , , and , among others) and close to and other shops, the , and Fairfield Center.

Which businesses -- or types of businesses -- would you like to see take the place of the Post Office and add to the Brick Walk area? The building, once renovated will be able to host one to three retailers.

Fairfield Resident September 10, 2012 at 11:49 AM
A bank or a pharmacy. J/K.
Chuck E. Arla September 10, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Difficult to see how they could have 3 retailers in there if they keep the facade and the handicap ramp set up.
Amy V September 10, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Clothing store. . like Athleta
Fairfield Chamber of Commerce September 10, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Retail, retail, retail. Anything to bring shoppers to the downtown area. Patricia L. Ritchie Fairfield Chamber of Commerce
Caitlin Mazzola (Editor) September 10, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Another way to pose this question -- what do you believe that area of town (the Brick Walk area, the outer end of Fairfield Center) is lacking, that the space could soon house?
Fairfield Resident September 10, 2012 at 04:49 PM
An arcade for the children of Fairfield. It could have video games, pin ball machines, air hockey tables, pool tables, bumper pool tables, skee ball......etc.....etc.
Sharon Risley September 10, 2012 at 05:28 PM
I would like to see a well designed space for consigning items to benefit a college scholarship program for our 2 high schools. The space has good loading and unloading capabilites and is a good landmark in downtown Fairfield. It would be staffed by adult volunteers and, perhaps run by our "Future Business Leaders" of America.
tonypct September 10, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Anything but another bank! How about Applebee's? ;-)
R. Ludlowe September 10, 2012 at 06:31 PM
A Sporting Goods store. Bring back Clampetts!
Karen September 11, 2012 at 12:57 AM
An Apple store! And a J Crew. Perfect!
Fairfield Resident September 11, 2012 at 02:39 AM
A Movie Theater.
brian kelly September 11, 2012 at 02:59 AM
i can tell you exactly what will happen to this property. it will remain vacant for 3 years. the landlord will get frustrated, and get permission from the town to tear it down and build a 4 story office building with retail on the first floor. the land is far to valuable for that decrepit structure that sits there now...
Fairfield Resident September 11, 2012 at 11:59 AM
I wish that would happen to that old Stratfield Market building! The Walgreens should have been allowed to open there. The current building is and eyesore and looks like a dump!
Agnes S. King September 11, 2012 at 02:31 PM
We need an upscale hi-tech gadget toy store.


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