Tuesday, October 30, 2007

141 Main Street


The Casa Nova Churrascaria. Churrascaria is a style of Brazilian cooking and serving meat that has been grilled on a skewer. Low-carb heaven! You can read more about it here at Wikipedia.

Before its present incarnation, this was for many years the home of the Brass Jail. I'll bet there are a lot of Danburians and WestConn alumni who have a few stories about the Brass Jail.

5 comments:

main street will be reborn said...

Sharon - do you have an email address where you can be reached?

Sharon said...

Yes, you can email me at mainstreetdanbury@gmail.com.

But if you have a story about the Brass Jail, I'd much rather you post it to the blog so that everyone can read it!

ctblogger said...

Everyone has a Brass Jail story...but it's best to keep quiet about it :-)

Anonymous said...

Before it was the Brass Jail, it was the Brass Rail, local watering hole for politicians and other assorted sordid characters in downtown Danbury in the 50's.
Cith Hall was across the street, and many times, the "meetings" were held upstairs in the Brass Rail, as well as local functions, wedding stags, graduation dinners form Main St. School (8th grade, no alcohol!)
I believe it was owned by the Ginty family at the time.
Nice! Memories abound!

Sharon said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful memories of the Brass Rail!

I've seen a photo of the old City Hall, and posted a copy on this blog. It was magnificent.