Thursday, January 8, 2015

Xpect Discounts to close their largest CT store

MGI the parent company of  Xpect Discounts has announced that it will be closing it's 48,000 square-foot supermarket location at 100 Newtown Road in Danbury, CT on March 1st. Xpect Discounts has had a major presence in Connecticut since the 1980's and offers a full line of grocery and offers Deep Discounts on Closeout merchandise. This is the fourth store to close in the district; Methuen, MA (2002) Derby, CT (2012) North Haven, CT (2013)

Milford, Cromwell, East Haven Stores will remain open as well as the distribution center and corporate office in North Haven. MGI also operates over 60 stores under the name "Marcs" in Ohio.

Xpect Discounts is one of two companies in the United States authorized to sell overstock Target merchandise










Monday, December 15, 2014

Torrington Drive-In



Smack in the middle of nowhere with the closest thing being a closing Kmart a few miles down the road sits a hidden gem left over from the 1950's. The Torrington Drive-In located in Burrville, CT was built as a one screen theater in 1950 holding over 400 cars. With the fast and steady decline in popularity for drive-ins the theater closed to the public in 1981. In the late 80's and early 90's the site was considered to be the new home of the Litchfield County Courthouse but those plans never came to be. So today the land sits empty occasionally being the landing point of 1,000's for Connecticut Bike Week.

You never really realize how large those screens are until you are standing bellow one. The trees in which the screen is wired too are permanently grown together as one.













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