Independent coffee shops brew growth in Connecticut

A coffee giant has shrunk its presence in southwestern Connecticut, while many of its smaller, locally owned counterparts are doing the opposite.

Starbucks permanently closed last Monday its store at the Ferguson Library, in downtown Stamford, following its recent announcement that it would focus growing in areas with lower concentrations of its shops. But the downsizing would not greatly affect independent coffee establishments, which are thriving in Stamford and throughout Fairfield County.

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