I have a fascination with shuttered doors, small and large complexes that were once teaming with life and activity.

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There is something eerie and attractive about a place that was made for people and ends up locked and vacant. That said, the devastation caused by empty structures, large and small, is never a good sign for the local economy.

Danbury and its surrounding cities and towns endured a tough time during the COVID-19 pandemic and businesses in the region suffered. Some hung in and remain today and others are just a memory.

Back in May, I wrote an article about the return of FYE to the Danbury Fair, and ever since I've wondered what other businesses could return? Who would survive? Who would thrive and what stores do people miss?

11 Greater-Danbury Area Businesses We'd Love to See Get Revisited

We asked the I-95 Ethan and Lou Morning Show Listeners to share with us businesses they would gladly welcome back to the Greater-Danbury area. Here are 11 Greater-Danbury Area Businesses We'd Love to See Get Revisited.

Alleged UFO Images from All Over CT

These folks claim to have spotted UFO's in the sky over CT. Some are a downright jokes, others are hard to explain away and a few will give you the chills.

Behind the Walls of CT's Abandoned Norwich State Hospital

In this day and age, mental health treatment is serious business and in most cases, patients are treated with care and respect. This was not always the case in the U.S. and hospitals dedicated to the "mentally ill" became prisons that regularly conducted torture. America is now littered with shuttered hospitals decaying from the inside and the outside. Many believe these places still contain the dark energy left behind by the gruesome acts of the past. One of these places in Norwich State Hospital. 

8 Free Events in and Around Danbury For Summer 2021

What better way to pass the time than with a stimulating event that won't cost a dollar? In and around Danbury, CT this summer (2021) this will not be difficult to find. These are some of the areas best and most cost effective "if it's free, it's for me" events.

Things Kids Did in the 80s That Would Spark Massive Outrage Today

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.