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Since December 2017, when I took office, I have made economic development one of my top priorities!  Since that time we have successfully filled many of the vacant buildings and have also seen new buildings and businesses being constructed as well ... over 2 dozen in all!  As your Mayor, I will continue to encourage people to invest in New Milford.  Please make sure to support our businesses as they help stabilize taxes in Town.  New businesses that have opened and/or are being constructed include:

A & B Sports Cards and Collectibles
160 Danbury Road
Thank you to Bryan Shanks for opening a wonderful store which carries all kinds of sports memorabilia including baseball cards, autographed items, framed memorabilia and if he doesn't have it, he will find it for you!  He can be reached at (203) 627-4024 or bryan.shanks@yahoo.com.

Country Deli Store
1 Riverview Road

Thanks to Bob and his son Hakam for reopening what was the shuttered Gaylordsville Market!  They have done a great job renovating and have the shelves stocked with all sorts of staples!  They also make a delicious breakfast sandwich!  Give Bob and Hakam a ring with any special requests at (860) 799-5858.


New Construction!
Executive Center Drive

Located just south of Stop & Shop plaza, two dilapidated buildings were torn down to make way for over 10,000 square feet of new construction consisting.  Thank you to local General Contractor, Kevan Van Coughnett, New Milford resident for overseeing the construction!


Pharmacy
91 Park Lane Road

Thank you to John Lee for his investment in New Milford!  After taking down the former Valley Dodge building, John is currently seeking approvals for a 5,000 square foot building which will house a pharmacy.  I am looking forward to the ribbon cutting as well as seeing what John will do with the rest of the property! 


Commercial Building
66 Danbury Road

Thank you to the Michael family for investing in New Milford.  They just recent received approvals for a 5,700 square foot new construction across from Citgo on Route 7.  I look forward to hearing who the tenants will be!


LaNoce's Gourmet Market
28 Merryall Road

Thank you to Joe LaNoce for opening up the long shuttered building that used to house the Merryall Market!  From breakfast to sandwiches to pizza to pastries ... Joe has you covered.  Don't forget to check out his, "Blue Plate Specials."  You can reach Joe and his team at (860) 350-0470 in case you are interested in having his food truck come to your next party!


TJ Maxx
169 Danbury Road

A new TJ Maxx store, consisting of 20,000 square feet, is currently under construction in Litchfield Crossings!  Thank you to Kristen Gizzi for continuing to invest in New Milford!  You can learn more about the Litchfield Crossings plaza by clicking here or calling (914) 963-3600.


595 Danbury Road
1 Gallow's Hill Road

This 20,020 square foot building sat empty for years due to numerous permitting issues in various departments and was an eyesore at the entry to our Town.  My office made this project an immediate priority in bringing the former owner, current owner and all of our land use departments together.  We were able to successfully work through all of the permitting issues and I am proud to say this building is finally on track to open and be occupied.

Aldi's
125 Danbury Road

In 2018, Aldi's performed a several thousand square feet expansion of their existing store.  Aldi's is known as the grocery store that, "carries quality tested and award-winning products at affordable prices.  They are open 9 AM-8 PM, Mon.-Sat. and 10 AM-7 PM Sunday.

ABC Fuel
561 Danbury Road

Thank you to ABC Fuel who has just started on construction of their new headquarters in New Milford!  ABC Fuel offers fuel oil at competitive prices and they can be reached at (203) 775-0221.

Bad Dream Brewing
116 Danbury Road

Thank you to Brian, Emily, Max and Michelle for opening the first micro-brewery in New Milford in the Staples Plaza.  They utilize a three-barrel system to ensure that fresh beer is awlays on tap!  You can reach them at (860) 717-4546 to learn more!

Housatonic River Brewing
30 Kent Road

Located on the beautiful banks of the Housatonic River, Dave Littlefield opened a micro-brewery.  When the weather is cold, come inside and enjoy the beautiful fireplace.  When the weather is warm, come outside and enjoy games such as cornhole or gather around the firepit.  You can reach Dave at (860) 946-0266 to learn more about his "Mug Club."


Barrister's Coffee Co.
59 Bank Street

Located in the former Javahaus space, thanks to Craig and Tracy for opening an absolutely wonderful coffee shop!  They serve coffee, tea, pastries and bagels from New York and much more!  They are open 8 AM-5 PM, Mon.-Fri. and 8 AM-3 PM Saturday.  Any questions, reach them at (860) 799-5800.


Cobblestones American Grille
40 Danbury Road

Thanks to Dina, Cliff, Eric, Dylan and and Stephanie for opening a restaurant that serves, "real, comfort food," to all tastes including children.  I personally love their Fish Sandwich.  Also, trivia is on Monday nights but be careful if it is Elvis related because my wife Tammy will be ready to compete, as that is one of her favorites!

River & Rail Cafe
21 Bank Street

Opened recently by Ethan and Nicky, in a formerly vacant space, they serve up both breakfast and lunch.  From Brioche French toast to Gruyere and Fontina Grilled Cheese, they have you covered!  Don't forget Ethan's fresh baked pastries either!  Open daily from 8 AM to 10 PM and can be reached at (860) 799-7272.

Z & Z Real Estate
291 Danbury Road

This former 11,519 square foot building sat vacant for way too long.  Thank you to Mir Ahmed for investing in New Milford and beginning a great transformation of what once was a dilapidated property.  Stay tuned for an announcement on the tenants which are very interested in being part of New Milford!


Wendy's
132 Danbury Road

Another long defunct building tastefully renovated in the past year!  I am sure you have noticed it but Wendy's invested a significant amount of money in gutting both the inside and outside of a formerly vacant building.  They also redid the parking lot and all of the landscaping in a cooperative effort with a local landscaping company!

J & J Auto
4 Lanesville Road

Thanks to Maggie and Paul for fully renovating over 6,300 square feet that was formerly abandoned.  The building came out great and they are working on their finishing touches.  They offer emissions testing, auto repair and body work as well.  A true, "one stop shop."  You can reach them at (860) 354-9500 to schedule an appointment.


Tandoori Flames
471 Danbury Road

Thank you to Preet and his family for investing in our Town.  Located just south of the High School, have a wonderful Indian cuisine which is a welcome addition to the best Town in the USA!  Don't forget to try their Lunch Buffet.  You can reach Preet and his team at (860) 210-0020.


To Be Named
169 Danbury Road

A new business, consisting of 25,000 square feet, is currently under construction in Litchfield Crossings!  Thank you to Kristen Gizzi for continuing to invest in New Milford!  You can learn more about the Litchfield Crossings plaza by clicking here or calling (914) 963-3600.


Throwbacks - Collectibles & More!
116 Danbury Road

Welcome to Throwbacks where you can take a trip back in time and relive your childhood.  They carry collectibles, toys, clothing, home decor and so much more!  You can reach them at (860) 503-8961 or info@throwbacksstore.com.

Young's Deli
46 Danbury Road

Filling up another former vacancy, we said welcome to Young's Deli, where Ron Young is not only a business owner but also a member of our great Police Department!  They are always running Specials like Loaded Potato Soup, New England Clam Chowder, Chick Burritos, and they always have Sausage and Peppers and Meatballs every day!  They are open 6 AM-4 PM, Mon.-Sat. and 8 AM-3 PM Sunday.  Any questions, reach them at (860) 799-5570.



Litchfield County Pickers
493 Danbury Road

This is the second store for Mert and Dawn Larmore, who are not only New Milford business owners but New Milford residents as well!  They transformed a vacant 16,000 square foot space in to their new home expanding from their other location which was only 3,000 square feet!  The Larmore's have a little bit of everything for everyone from $1 on up!  Visit them today and find that hidden treasure you have been looking for!

WBE Fence Company
329 Danbury Road

This project was stalled due to the inability of the structure to get water.  Thankfully our Health Review Panel was able to work cooperatively with the owner to resolve the water issue and construction has now restarted.  Thanks to our Town employees Laura, Jim and Mike for working together with our business owners to help move the Town forward!



Domino's Pizza
41 Main Street

Domino's filled a vacant storefront that had sat empty for over 10 years!  They worked very carefully with the Zoning Commission to make no exterior alterations to the building and kept their signage minimal out of respect to our architecture.  They have brought over 30 new jobs to our Town and the owner is local to the area.