FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Construction work at Fairfield’s old post office on the Post Road might be completed by February and the site ready for new businesses as soon as spring, officials said.
The side and back of the building will see most of the changes from the construction, said Christian Bangert, senior vice president at Rhys Real Estate.
“Both the rear of the building and the side of the building that you drive in on are both coming down,” Bangert said. Then the building will be extended in the back, with parking spaces added along the side.
As of now, Plan B Burger is the only tenant that has signed a lease with Rhys. But Bangert said the firm is in talks with several possible groups, both local and regional, that are interested in the space.
In a Daily Voice poll posted last week, there was a three-way tie when readers responded to the question: “What would you like to see built at the former post office site in Fairfield?”
Of the votes, 21 percent said they’d like to see another restaurant, a new bookstore or nothing go into the space being created there.
Bangert said Rhys has been seeing interest from clothing stores, other restaurants and even gourmet grocery stores.
“We’re flexible about how the space can be used,” he said. After Plan B’s 5,000-square-foot restaurant, there is an additional 10,000 square feet of space that can be divvied up, he said.