Thursday, February 24, 2011

Location Change: "Coffee, Crochet & Chat"

On February 17th, Borders announced they will be closing 200 of their 642 stores, effective immediately, as part of their bankruptcy/reorganization plans.  The Borders store located on Federal Road is one of the 200 stores that is now in the process of being closed.

HHCC President Grace stopped by Borders earlier this week to discover the space reserved for patrons to gather has been closed off.  A call for suggestions went out to the HHCC membership, and to the ConnecticutCrochet yahoo group.  Three locations suggested look like they might be a good location to move to:
  • Panera Bread
  • The Danbury Fair Mall (seating area outside of JCPenney)
  • Molten Java (located in Bethel)
The HHCC members have been gathering at Borders for "Coffee, Crochet & Chat" sessions since 2003; since members are used to going to this end of town, Panara Bread seemed like a logical choice to investigate first. 

Grace visited Panera Bread yesterday and spoke with their management.  Grace is happy to report that Panera Bread is welcoming the HHCC's "Coffee, Crochet & Chat" sessions with open arms "... and the lighting is good, and so is their food!"

For the month of March, the HHCC will be trying out Panera Bread as serious contender for the new social-gathering location, open to non-members.  Panera Bread is located on Federal Road (1/10th of a mile up the road from where Borders is/was located), in the ShopRite Plaza, near the new location of Joann's craft store.  The meeting dates & times will remain the same:

March 2nd -   10 AM - Noon
                      6 PM - 8 PM

March 16th - 10 AM - Noon
March 30th - 10 AM - Noon

Panera Bread's address: 149 Federal Rd, #9, Brookfield, CT
Panera's Phone #: 203-740-0834