I was driving though Town Plot in Waterbury over the weekend, and I noticed that there is a new place called Commissioner's Cigar Lounge on Fairfield Avenue across from Dollar General. My friend Phil loves the place, but driving by made me sad.

Get our free mobile app

Why? Because I really liked Heavenly Pizza. Granted, the pizza wasn't the best, but the people who ran and owned it were so nice. Town Plot itself has remained pretty much the same since I was a kid in the 70's, but there has been so much change in businesses over the past decade.

Town plot IGA is now known as Key Foods, Rite Aid finally got a much needed makeover in the past few years, and jeez, the corner of Fairfield Ave and Wesley Street is unrecognizable from just a few years ago. I went into Google Maps and got a few pics that will stir your memories, and show you how much has changed in our neighborhood.

Town Plot Waterbury: Then & Now

Nothing stays the same, right? I've lived in the Town Plot neighborhood in Waterbury my whole life. Look at how many changes there have been over the past 10-15 years.

Remember These Vintage Clothing Stores In Waterbury?

In The mid-80's, when I wanted trendy clothes, I bought my stuff at Chess King, Merry Go Round, G. Fox, and The Playboy Store in Waterbury

Yelp Search of Waterbury Restaurants Yield Oddly Strange Results

Waterbury has incredible diversity in it's culinary landscape, as you can see in this list of the top 10 highest rated restaurants on Yelp.