Was driving in downtown Fairfield (post road) the other day and noticed that the Gopher ice cream shop had closed. Not surprising. What was surprising was to see that Molto bough the space. A sign in the window indicated it was going to be for pizza's, sandwiches, slices, coffee, dessert, and delivery. Personally I think their quality has slipped a little since the first few months of opening, but it is still a good stop. It will be interesting to see how they succeed up from a slice & delivery perspective. There are tons of delivery choices in Fairfield (though my only delivery go-to's are Pizza Med and Nauti Dolphin). I'm not aware of any good slice places in town. I haven't had a good slice since Leno's shut down on Black Rock many years ago.
Another expansion note: It looks like Quatro Pazi is getting close to completing their expansion. They have now temporarily closed the original side of their restaurant and are joining it with the additional space they acquired next door. Hopefully this expansion yields additional sidewalk seating too.
And just this morning I was driving by Kobis (Hibachi / Japanese place) and noticed it was closed and had a big “for rent” sign posted. I’ve never been as I’m not an Hibachi fan, but the place seems very big and is brand new, though not in an ideal foot-traffic location. It will be interesting to see what tries to go in there next.