Starbucks in Southern Connecticut


Bethel, Big Y Plaza, Bethel, Connecticut
OPENED: 8/8/2008, PHOTO: 12/13/2008

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Branford, Branford, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 11/29/2010, ORIGINAL VISIT: 8/7/2002

I was pleased to finally be able to visit this store--the first time I tried it was closed for remodeling after a rock slide. I don't know what it looked like before, but it couldn't have been prettier than this.

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Bridgeport Steelpointe Harbor, Bridgeport, Connecticut
OPENED: 9/25/2015, PHOTO: 10/29/2015

The first Starbuckss in Bridgeport, Connecticut's largest city!
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Cos Cob, Cos Cob, Connecticut
OPENED: 3/10/2006, PHOTO: 7/10/2006


Danbury, Danbury, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/18/2004, ORIGINAL VISIT: 3/19/2001

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Danbury - Route 84 at North St., Danbury, Connecticut
OPENED: 10/10/2015, PHOTO: 10/29/2015

Relocation.

Danbury Fair Mall, Danbury, Connecticut
OPENED: 11/20/2007, PHOTO: 3/1/2008


Danbury, Newtown Road, Danbury, Connecticut
OPENED: 4/3/2018, PHOTO: 3/3/2019

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Mill Plain Road, Danbury, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/19/2001

On a recent visit to this store I was pleasantly surprised to discover it was now open 24 hours!

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Darien, Darien, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: ???


Derby, New Haven Ave, Derby, Connecticut
OPENED: 6/12/2008, PHOTO: 8/22/2008


East Lyme, East Lyme, Connecticut
OPENED: 1/25/2008, PHOTO: 3/3/2008



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Fairfield, Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 5/14/2003

According to a reader, this former video store is fairly noisy. Also, watch the high curb on the driveway into the place.

Fairfield, Boston Post Rd, Fairfield, Connecticut
OPENED: 6/9/2006, PHOTO: 7/10/2006


Greenwich, Greenwich, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: ???

The local artwork displayed at this location included some of the most interesting, and expensive, pieces I'd seen yet. Photographs of celebrities like Debbie Harry, David Bowie, William S. Burrows, and Jean-Michael Basquiat were priced in the hundreds of dollars.
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Putnam Plaza, Greenwich, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/1/2007

Nothing really interesting to report about this store, but a chat with a barista revealed that the Greenwich Ave. store is the only one in the area which gets enough request for drinks in short cups to keep them in stock. They are not on the menu, so some of you may not be familiar with these cups, 8 ounces in size. Despite being from Texas, this shortest size is my favorite, and so I am filled with dread every time I have to visit a store in Connecticut, or parts of the midwest (like Indiana).

Groton, Rte. 1, Groton, Connecticut
OPENED: 4/11/2008, PHOTO: 4/25/2008


Hamden, Hamden, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/5/2010, ORIGINAL VISIT: 11/25/2004

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Madison, Boston Post Road, Madison, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 8/7/2002


Milford, Boston Post Rd., Milford, Connecticut
OPENED: 6/9/2006, PHOTO: 7/10/2006

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Milford, ShopRite Plaza, Milford, Connecticut
OPENED: 12/1/2017, PHOTO: 12/28/2017

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Monroe, Rt 25, Monroe, Connecticut
OPENED: 3/17/2006, PHOTO: 7/10/2006

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Mystic Outlet, Mystic, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 11/18/2007, ORIGINAL VISIT: 8/7/2002


New Canaan, New Canaan, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 5/31/2007, ORIGINAL VISIT: 3/21/2001

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New Fairfield, New Fairfield, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 2/19/2005


Chapel Street, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/20/2001



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New Haven, Church Street, New Haven, Connecticut
OPENED: 4/28/2018, PHOTO: 1/13/2019

Relocation.
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New Milford, New Milford, Connecticut
OPENED: 12/16/2005, PHOTO: 7/10/2006


Newtown, Church Hill Road, Newtown, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 10/10/2009, ORIGINAL VISIT: 3/19/2001

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North Haven, North Haven, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 8/7/2002, ORIGINAL VISIT: 11/21/2009

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Norwalk, Dansk Plaza, Norwalk, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/18/2005, ORIGINAL VISIT: 10/25/2006


Norwalk, Darinor Plaza, Norwalk, Connecticut
OPENED: 2/17/2016, PHOTO: 5/7/2016

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Norwalk, Rte 7, Norwalk, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/18/2005, ORIGINAL VISIT: 4/24/2005


Norwich, CT, Norwich, Connecticut
OPENED: 7/19/2013, PHOTO: 5/8/2016, ORIGINAL VISIT: 10/29/2015


Old Saybrook, Main Street, Old Saybrook, Connecticut
OPENED: 4/28/2006, PHOTO: 11/18/2007, ORIGINAL VISIT: 7/10/2006

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Orange, Orange, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 7/10/2006, ORIGINAL VISIT: 3/20/2001


Ridgefield, Ridgefield, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: ???


Thruway Shopping Center, Riverside, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/1/2007

The coolest thing about this store, at least upon first inspection, is the clock. It's totally modern, with a metal frame and white numbers on black dots on a light blue background. Most clocks in Starbucks, if present at all, are non-descript, but definitely not this one.
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Seymour, Rt. 67, Seymour, Connecticut
OPENED: 8/10/2007, PHOTO: 11/17/2007


Shelton, Commerce Drive, Shelton, Connecticut
OPENED: 9/22/2018, PHOTO: 1/13/2019

Relocation.

Southbury, Southbury, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 11/22/2003, ORIGINAL VISIT: 3/19/2001


Ridgeway Shopping Center, Stamford, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: ???


Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 5/31/2007, ORIGINAL VISIT: 3/21/2001


Stamford Town Center, Stamford, Connecticut
OPENED: 10/20/2006, PHOTO: 2/3/2007


West Stamford Plaza, Stamford, Connecticut
OPENED: 5/27/2010, PHOTO: 6/18/2010

This was the first new store to open in the U.S. after the post-implosion hiatus. There was a five-month gap after the last new store, and that hasn't happened since I started my project in '97.
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Stratford, Barnum Avenue, Stratford, Connecticut
OPENED: 3/17/2006, PHOTO: 7/10/2006

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Trumbull, Trumbull, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 12/6/2003, ORIGINAL VISIT: 3/21/2001


Trumbull Mall, Trumbull, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/20/2001


Waterbury West Main Street, Waterbury, Connecticut
OPENED: 11/22/2015, PHOTO: 5/8/2016

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West Haven, Saw Mill Road, West Haven, Connecticut
OPENED: 2/2/2009, PHOTO: 10/10/2009

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Post Road East, Westport, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: ???

The stained glass composing just the upper portion of the windows is a great touch!

Westport, Westport, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: ???

So few stores in the United States have an upstairs, so it's a shame that customers are not allowed on the second floor of this location. But it is unavoidable. According to a visitor to my site, the length of the staircase exceeds the fire code, and the upstairs is only suitable for elves. Starbucks conducted a market study and determined that Westport does not have a large enough population of elves to warrant obtaining the proper permits. Most of Connecticut's elf population is located in the northwest, which as yet lacks a Starbucks.

Westport, Post Road East, Westport, Connecticut
OPENED: 11/7/2016, PHOTO: 11/27/2016

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Wilton, River Road, Wilton, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 5/31/2007

The "Starbucks Happenings" bulletin board at this store was conspicuously empty when I arrived. Come on, even the smallest town's gotta have something going on, right?
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Woodbridge, Litchfield Turnpike, Woodbridge, Connecticut
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 5/31/2007, ORIGINAL VISIT: 10/28/2005



Closed Stores
OpenedNameCityMarket
CLOSED - 22 October 2018 Stamford Library
CLOSED - 18 September 2018 Shelton, Crown Point Center
CLOSED - 19 June 2009 Waterford, Boston Post Rd
CLOSED - 25 April 2018 New Haven, Chapel Square
CLOSED - 18 September 2018 Shelton, Crown Point Center
CLOSED - 22 October 2018 Stamford Library
CLOSED - 22 October 2018 Stamford Library
CLOSED - 22 October 2018 Stamford Library
CLOSED - 14 November 2008 Kings Highway
CLOSED - 19 June 2009 Waterford, Boston Post Rd
CLOSED - 19 June 2009 Guilford, Boston Post Rd
CLOSED - 19 June 2009 Guilford, Boston Post Rd
CLOSED - 19 June 2009 Mystic, Whitehall Avenue
CLOSED - 05 August 2009 Stamford, Newfield Green Shop. Ctr
CLOSED - 05 August 2009 Stamford, Newfield Green Shop. Ctr