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New Supermarket Sought For Danbury's Main Street

DANBURY, Conn. – The former Waldbaum's property at 35 Main St. in Danbury could have a new supermarket tenant in the near future.

The owner, New York City-based Brause Realty, is currently negotiating with an unnamed food market company to move into the 100,000-plus square-foot building, according to city officials.

Details of the negotiations have not been disclosed, and David Brause, the firm's president, did not return a call seeking comment.

The space, which sits next to the Danbury Museum and Historical Society, has been vacant for close to a year following the bankruptcy filing of Waldbaum's parent company, A&P.

In addition to the Waldbaum’s location, Brause is also looking to fill an adjacent 40,000-square-foot retail space at 29 Main St.

Danbury Planning Director Dennis Elpern said recently that bringing a supermarket back to serve the growing population in that area of Main Street is an important initiative for the city.

When the negotiations might wrap up, and when the new supermarket might open, are unknown, but Danbury Economic Development Director Bruce Tuomala is optimistic.

“We hope they’ll reach a deal soon,” he said.

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