Something needs to be done to attract new businesses and developers to Downtown Danbury.

Mayor Mark Boughton and the Director of CityCenter Danbury, P.J. Prunty, unveiled the city's new marketing campaign on Thursday evening at the new Kennedy Flats apartments. According to Mayor Mark, $75 million has been earmarked for downtown Danbury and the new marketing campaign is focused on attracting business owners and developers to the downtown area.

Director Prunty told the Danbury Daily Voice that part of the new initiative includes a digital media blitz and a Facebook campaign that will be aimed at small businesses, entrepreneurs, technology, and start-up companies. Mayor Mark talked about repaving all of Ives Street with cobblestones and to replace the crumbling Tarrywile Castle with a beautiful garden.

Downtown Danbury is already lucky enough to offer a variety of excellent restaurants to choose from that offer excellent food at reasonable prices, and was recently ranked among the most diverse cities in the country. I recommend Pancho's Tacos Mexican Restaurant at 145 White Street, Royal Guard Fish & Chips at 389 Main Street, Ortega's Restaurant at 2B Ives Street, Banana Brazil Luncheonette at 91 Main Street and Lemongrass Southeast Asian Cuisine at 35 White Street.

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