Adaptive Reuse at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Danbury

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75 Division St   Danbury, CT 06810
(@ West St limited parking on weekends, Family & Childrens Aid)

(203) 794-9435

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  • Mon-Thur: 7 am–7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am–8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am–7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am–5 pm

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(203) 794-9435

75 Division St
Danbury, CT 06810
(@ West St limited parking on weekends, Family & Childrens Aid)

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Office Hours

  • Mon-Thur: 7 am–7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am–8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am–7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am–5 pm
  • Free towing inspection
  • Propane pay at pump
  • 24 hour customer return
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Adaptive Reuse in Danbury, CT at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Danbury

Building History

Samuel Friedland founded the first Reading Giant Quality Price Cutter market in Harrisburg Pennsylvania in the 1920’s. Friedland's modest success with his original grocery market chain ultimately led to the creation of the first Food Fair market in the late 1940’s. Later, in the late 1950’s, Food Fair acquired the Setzer’s Supermarket chain of approximately 40 stores and also the J.M. Fields Department stores in the 1960’s. These acquisitions led to significant market share in the state of Florida and bolstered the purchase of a Philadelphia based chain called Best Markets. Best Markets carried a company owned private label brand called Pantry Pride which was widely recognizeable and led to a rebranding of most of the stores to Pantry Pride markets. Friedland's chain then experienced nationwide success after converting the Food Fair brand over to the discount chain Pantry Pride. 

Food Fair and the Pantry Pride brands grew into a 2.7-billion-dollar company with close to 500 stores around the nation by 1978. Unfortunately, the company eventually claimed bankruptcy and ended up closing nearly 200 stores over a three-year period. Food Fair rapiidly liquidated a large amounts of assets and nearly two thirds of their stores by 1986. A complex acquisition, liquidation and merging period eventually moved shares and renamed Pantry Pride to the Revlon Group, also becoming a seminal supreme court case known as Revlon, Inc. V. MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc. The small number of remaining stores were eventually closed by the year 2000.  The former Food Fair building at 75 Division St. was built in 1958 and U-Haul acquired the property in 1989. 

Environmental Impact

Serving U-Haul customers since 1979, this facility was built through adaptive reuse of an abandoned building. Adaptive Reuse promotes infill development in an effort to strengthen communities, with the following benefits achieved at this site: 

  • 32 tons of metal manufacturing & transportation prevented 
  • 1,490 tons of new concrete pours avoided 
  • 1,548 tons of construction and demolition debris prevented 

Energy-efficiency and waste-reduction programs at this facility provide the following estimated benefits each year for the Danbury community: 

  • 35,767 kWh annual energy savings 
  • 750,077 lbs greenhouse gas emissions prevented 
  • Steel Use

    Steel Production 32 tons (29 tonnes) of steel manufacturing and delivery saved to date

  • Energy Use

    Energy 35,767 kWh annual energy savings

  • Concrete Use

    Concrete 1,490 tons (1,352 tonnes) of new concrete pours avoided to date

  • CO2 Emissions

    Emissions 750,077 lbs (340,233 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Landfill Debris

    Landfill Debris 1,548 lbs (1,405 kgs) of construction debris prevented

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