Caraluzzi's Bethel Market can expect a new competitor in town in the coming weeks. According to, La Placita Bethel Market is stocking their shelves and placing the finishing touches on its new store at 289 Greenwood Ave in Bethel.

A grand opening date has yet to be announced for the new Bethel location. Ironically, La Placita is located at the former site of Caraluzzi's Wine & Spirits, which has moved next door to their grocery store at 98 Greenwood Ave.

Caraluzzi's - Google Street View
Caraluzzi's - Google Street View

According to the 2020 Census, Danbury's Hispanic and Latino population has grown remarkably and hail from Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Colombia, and Guatemala.

The new La Placita Bethel Market will carry mainstream grocery products and foods from Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Guatemala, Argentina, and Ecuador. Check out their New Rochelle, NY store to sneak a peek at what types of products La Placita will be offering residents of Greater Danbury.

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La Placita Bethel Market is also tied in with CTown Supermarket operator Wilson Narvaez. The latter stated on his Linkedin page that he's in the process of expanding the family business into a national brand. CTown Supermarkets in Danbury, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, New Haven, New Rochelle, and New Jersey. What does La Placita mean in English? "The Little Plaza."

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