With all the local restaurants and businesses that we have reported closing over the last few weeks, it's nice to finally hear about a place that's opening. Now downtown Danbury has a new spot residents can get that caffeine fix.

Barrister’s Coffee House is now opened at the corner of  West Sreet and Main Street in downtown Danbury. It's located right below the new Naugatuck Valley Community College campus.

According to newstimes.com, Tracy Hoekenga, the owner of Barrister's, is real excited about the new store.

We’re creating an environment that is accepting and welcoming, [people love the atmosphere here. We’ve had a lot of positive feedback about that.

Tracy said It was also no coincidence that the Coffee House opened so close to the college campus.

There wasn’t anything like this in the area at the time, we wanted to make a place for students to come and relax; maybe get some work done between classes. It’s a place for locals, too, to come chat and enjoy some coffee.

The building that houses Naugatuck Valley Community College, and now Barrister's Coffee house, was basically vacant a few years ago. Since then NVCC has moved in, Barrister's is open, and there are plans for Danbury Grassroots Academy to expand next door and a mobile communications company will open a retail outlet soon.

You can add Barrister's to the list of coffee shop-type restaurants that have already opened in downtown Danbury. Mothership on Main opened in late 2016, Pour Me Coffee and Wine Bar opened over the summer and K’s Café opened in the Danbury Library last month.

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