Brass Mill Center
The Brass Mill Center Mall, (new Waterbury Mall) is situated east of downtown Waterbury, and is visible from I-84, which links New York to Boston. The mall is a 30 minute drive from Hartford, CT and about 20 minutes from the greater Danbury area.
The Brass Mill Center mall covers an area of 1.1 million square feet. There are approximately 130 stores at the Waterbury Mall. The mall has 21 restaurants and eateries, out of which 4 are out parcels, 8 fast-food stalls located in a food court with 800 seats. The major stores include Macy's, Sears, Steve & Barry's, JC Penney, Burlington Coat Factory as anchor tenants and Gap, Old Navy, American Eagle, Brookstone, and Barnes and Nobles.
The mall has 5,800 parking spaces. The mall is open from 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday and from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sundays.
There have been no notable security incidents so far at the Brass Mill Center. However, it seems that the owner was investigated in September 2006 because he was thought to have illegally set dormancy fees on the gift cards.
55,000 people visited it on the opening day (20, 000 more than it was expected). It was expected that more than 10,000 people will visit the mall each day, but there is no information about the real number of visitors. The mall has 2 floors and an incomplete 3rd floor. There are no open-air locations, except for a linear park on the shore of the Mad River.
Taking into consideration that there are lots of low-price restaurants and shops, Brass Mill Center is a megamall suited to anyone's needs. Brass Mill Center is also family-friendly, as it provides a children's play area. It also has a family restroom and the possibility to rent strollers.
The Brass Mill Center mall is famous for its theatre multiplex with 12 screens with 3,506 seats in total. Waterbury is a city which is trying to change its reputation of being a run-of-the-mill town by planning revitalizing projects. The Mall is one of the few attractions of the city. Brass Mill Center is owned by General Growth Properties, a company founded in 1954. The mall was opened in 1997. Before the existing mall there was a factory called Scovill Brass Works, from which its names derives. The mall employs 2,600 people on a full-time basis and at the moment has 4 available positions.