Waterbury Happenings: Post U Vax Clinic Closing, Athenian Diner Sold
I have three pieces of information about my hometown of Waterbury that I'd like to pass along to you, the first being that according to Waterbury Hospital, The Post University/Waterbury Hospital drive-through vaccination clinic on the Post university campus on Country Club Road in Waterbury, will officially shut down as of next Wednesday, May 26, 2021. This is where I got my two Pfizer vaccinations, it was set up so well, and ran so smoothly over the past 4 months, that they were able to vaccinate over 30,000 people against Covid-19. According to NBCConnecticut.com, the vaccination operation is going to be moved to the Naugatuck Armory, and anyone that had a second-dose appointment at Post past May 26, 2021 will be moved to the Naugatuck drive-through.
Another piece of news that I stumbled across in the Brass City, is that the long-vacant Betsy Ross Diner/Brass City Diner/Athenian Diner building, located at 998 Wolcott Street, has been bought, and according to Rep-Am.com, a new Burger King is going to be built on the site. Most of us Waterburians remember stumbling past those doors on a late Friday or Saturday night, stuffing our faces with greasy cheeseburgers and fries at 2:45AM. In the future, the aroma of Chicken Fries and flame-broiled burgers will compete with the sweet smells of Taco Bell and Hana Steakhouse across Wolcott Street.
Something else I saw that might interest you if you're going to be in Waterbury this weekend, according to the Waterbury Observer, there's going to be a free retail pop-up event in the parking lot of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at 937 Chase Parkway this Sunday, May 23, 2021. They've called it "CT Small Business Pop-Up Shop", and there's a bunch of places that I've personally never heard of listed on the event flyer. If you drive by on Sunday and see a crowd, and you're wondering if it's the Greek Festival, it's not.
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