Danbury Fair is one of the largest upscale shopping malls in the U.S. state of Connecticut and is one of the largest malls in New England. It is located off of Interstate 84 and U.S. Route 7 in the city of Danbury opposite the Danbury Municipal Airport.
In January 2007, Danbury Fair began the process of an interior renovation, which was completed in spring 2008. The mall received new lighting fixtures which replaced the original globe bulb lighting, new stone style floors which replaced the original tan, brown, and green tile floors, soft seating areas through-out the mall, new stained wood accents, and new paint. The two areas that received the most changes were the food court and the center court. A newly renovated food court features a slightly curved panoramic view of the restaurant choices, which reduced the number of restaurants from 16 to 11. New banquet seating is featured in the food court. The center court includes the removal of the large scale fountains (which also doubled as event areas), and has been replaced with a Starbucks coffee bar, soft seating with tables, and a down-scaled water feature to reduce the noise level.
During the last few years a large traveling carnival operates rides and amusements in several parking areas from mid June to mid July, billing the event as the "Danbury City Fair" in a nod to the original upon whose site the mall was built.
JCPenney (137,000 sq ft (12,700 m2)) opened in 1988
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Macy*s (240,000 sq ft (22,000 m2)) opened in 1987
Sears (178,000 sq ft (16,500 m2))opened in 1986