For Immediate Release
December 12th, 2013
Caraluzzi’s Markets to Consider New Location on Mill Plain Road, Danbury
DANBURY – Caraluzzi’s Markets is in negotiations for the purchase of a parcel of land at 102 Mill Plain Road in Danbury, resulting in a required public appeal to the City of Danbury’s Planning Commission for change in use on the property from retail to supermarket retail.
At this time, both negotiations and the appeal are considered to be exploratory. Should everything go according to plan, it is the intention to build a shopping center on the property anchored by a Caraluzzi’s Danbury Market and a Caraluzzi’s Wine and Spirit Super Store, bringing an estimated 160 new full and part-time jobs to the Danbury area. The shopping center could also include space for one or two smaller tenants. No potential construction or opening date has been determined.
As this is still in the early stages of evaluating the property, there is no significant progress to report at this time. Caraluzzi’s plans to issue another statement closer to the date of development, under the condition that the application is not denied or development halted by other unforeseen circumstances. As always, Caraluzzi’s wants to carefully consider each decision regarding any expansion plans, in order to provide the best experience possible for potential future customers and employees.
In 1949 Anthony Caraluzzi, Sr. purchased the Bethel Fruit and Vegetable Market after 27 years in the supermarket industry. Over the years the flagship Bethel store relocated to its current location in the center of Bethel, Ct and has also undergone five major expansions.
In 2001, with the business well into its third generation of family management and expansion plans on the horizon, the grand re-opening of the Bethel Location included a name change, adding “Caraluzzi’s” to the storefront exterior and signage. Then in 2003 Caraluzzi’s Georgetown Market opened in Wilton, CT in the former site of an A&P supermarket. In 2012 the Georgetown market saw an addition and a remodel, expanding every department. In 2008, Caraluzzi’s added its third market in Newtown, Connecticut’s historic borough.
Caraluzzi’s retail operations also include wine and spirits at Caraluzzi’s Nutmeg Discount Liquors in Bethel, CT.
Family owned and operated for over 64 years, Caraluzzi’s Markets maintains an outstanding level of service, quality, and competitive prices for a pleasing shopping experience that keeps customers coming back.