Brookfield’s long-gestating cosmetic changes are getting ready to be officially unveiled, its Brookfield Village development has hit the halfway mark of completion, and plenty of new businesses are moving in.
“Our slogan is, ‘Brookfield is open for business’ — and this really proves it,” said Betsy Paynter, the town’s economic and community development manager. Read full article.
The opening of the Subway restaurant in Brookfield Village later this month will mark another milestone in the revitalization of the Four Corners area as the first commercial tenant to open in the long-awaited mixed-use development.
Subway franchisees Ashwin and Mindy Patel will move a few dozen yards from their location at 814 Federal Road to a corner space in one of the four buildings that will make up Brookfield Village. Read full article.
Five Guys burger restaurant is constructing a new location next to Kohl’s in Brookfield. Five Guys had been across the street in a standalone location for 10 years before closing late in 2017.
The new restaurant will feature Five Guys’ new flagship design and be about 3,000 square feet. The former location at 121 Federal Road is still vacant. Read full article.
Mark Eckstein, a Brookfield resident, used iconic images of the town for banners on the new lamp posts.
“The Town of Brookfield would like to thank Mark for his artistic talent and contribution to the evolving Town Center streetscape,” the town said in a release.
“Brookfield is one of the first municipalities in the Danbury area to commit to Sustainable CT, an initiative that aims to promote economic development and encourage collaboration between communities.
Sustainable CT launched in November with financial support from three Connecticut foundations – the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, the Common Sense Fund and the Hampshire Foundation.”
Brookfield’s Town Center has been recently highlighted in The News Times: “The first phase of Brookfield’s new downtown redevelopment project is nearly complete, and town officials are working to secure money needed to move onto the next phase.
Crews are expected to put the final touches on the $3.5 million first phase of the Brookfield Town Center, which includes sidewalks, lampposts and other amenities, by Dec. 15.”
“The whole town has really gotten behind what we’re doing,” said Betsy Paynter, Brookfield Economic and Community Development manager. Once the town adopted its Plan of Conservation and Development in 2015, she said, “We all rolled up our sleeves to start work on achieving what everyone wants to see.”
Brookfield has seen a busy construction season this spring/summer. There’s development happening in most corners of town. The Brookfield Town Center streetscape broke ground in June; completion is due by end of 2017. Sidewalk, bike lanes, cross walks, granite curbing and more are currently being installed. Also within the Town Center, Brookfield Village is changing the landscape of the 4 corner intersection, bringing residential and commercial tenants to the area. The first season of the Still River Greenway has brought residents out for exercise and gathering with neighbors to enjoy nature along the Still River.
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Located in Fairfield County in southwestern CT, a 20 square mile town, Brookfield is a quintessential New England town. Being strategically located between metropolitan areas of NYC, New Haven, Hartford and Boston, makes Brookfield an appealing location for industry to move their products with ease. Vehicular access exists along Interstate 84, running east-west from Pennsylvania through Brookfield to Hartford and onto Boston. U.S. Rtes. 7, 25 and 202 intersect I-84 within Brookfield. It’s convenient proximity to interstate highways, air and rail transportation along with a highly skilled work force make Brookfield a great place to do business.
“Candlewood Plaza Shopping Center, at the intersection of Candlewood Lake Road and Federal Road, plans to switch two major tenants and add a standalone Burger King.”