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Danbury To Consider Zoning Change To Allow Off-Track Betting In Restaurants

Two Steps Downtown Grille in Danbury could be home to off-track betting.
Two Steps Downtown Grille in Danbury could be home to off-track betting. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa

DANBURY, Conn. — Could downtown Danbury become home to an off-track-betting parlor? The Zoning Commission is considering a zoning change that could pave the way for one to open in a downtown restaurant, according to the News-Times.

Two Steps Downtown Bar and Grille is already planning to add a betting parlor as part of a $750,000 renovation, if the proposal is approved, the News-Times said.

The renovation would be funded by Sportech Venues, which has licensing rights to OTB in Connecticut and is adding a betting facility to the new Bobby V's Restaurant and Sports Bar in Stamford, the News-Times said.

But critics say an OTB facility could increase crime and stifle efforts to revitalize downtown, the News-Times said.

The Zoning Commission's public hearing on Off Track Betting in restaurants will be held Tuesday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Danbury City Hall.

Click here to read the story at the News-Times website.

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