Marcus Dairy Bar in Danbury, CT - still open?
- Sra. Swanky Aug 1, 2008 09:27 AM
I'm a bit too far from Danbury to drive out and see for myself if it's open, but when I call the Dairy Bar, all I get is an answering machine. I kept hearing rumors that it had closed, or it was being revamped into retail shops. My husband and I loved dropping by here for lunch and a sweet treat. Is this gem still around??
The other "marvelous" thing about the Dairy Bar is that on certain days it is/was a serious biker hangout. They love to drive their incredibly noisy Harleys right by the family house which, being old, is right by the road and thus has no noise buffer. Lovely. And I mean a LOT of driving back and forth -- there is no way that all the folks driving by one way could ever fit in the bar at one time.
And the Chow poster's take on service/food is absolutely correct. While I hate the idea of a strip mall again -- they could have thought of something else -- I confess that I do not mourn this place as much as I normally mourn the passing of an old local place. Sorry fellow Chows, but no use in lying. :-(
The Marcus Dairy Bar in Danbury, CT was closed on Feb 6, 2011. The structure, along with all of the other dairy buildings, was torn down soon after. Construction is underway for a new shopping center that will include a Whole Foods, set to open in late 2012.