Poll: Does Simsbury Need Another Supermarket?

Big Y recently announced plans for a new store location in Simsbury. Do think the region needs another supermarket?


Big Y recently announced plans for a new location in Simsbury which will bring the town back to its previous status as a three-market town.

With the close proximity of a variety of supermarkets- , in Simsbury and Granby, , Big Y in Avon, Fresh Market- shoppers will never be at a loss for options.

Do you think the region needs another supermarket? Tell us about your response in the comments section below.

Robert Johnson June 21, 2012 at 02:45 PM
What we need to keep in mind is that as long as the company wanting to build the grocery store complies with zoning regulations, the town must allow it. The only way to prevent a large supermaket from opening there would have been to have zoning regulations that prevented operations of that size/type in the area.
Concerned citizen June 23, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Rich I agree with you the north end definitely needs a boost, the businesses there are definitely struggling, but I don't think it should be a supermarket, I believe it should be a quality restaurant (not pizza or Chinese) and maybe a movie theater or something that compliments the skating center right behind the property. This is just the rich getting richer and big companies crushing the little guy.
Thomas E. Brown June 25, 2012 at 05:16 PM
The town needs to hire a firm like Rouse and Associates to find some viable alternatives to the big box store theme. We don't need another grocery store, we just lost one. Big Y has flowers, plants, liquor, gourmet food, drugs, eggs, ice cream, fresh produce,bakery, coffee. Some people on the land use boards are in those types of small family run businesses and might just get what they can't vote for.
Rich Sonsini June 25, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Are you kidding ?
Mary Dmytruk June 25, 2012 at 09:06 PM
We can all say what would be ideal in the Wagner property. Until someone who owns one of these ideal businesses believes they can be successful there, its not going to happen. Maybe Big Y could be like an anchor store and actually bring in more business to the stores accross the street.


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