Over the years, as retail-markets have increasingly become dominated by big box stores, New Britain has remained a city of many Mom and Pop stores catering to local shoppers. The Little Poland section of the city is an economic draw offering Polish based businesses while other stores have found a niche market reminiscent of days when most cities had thriving downtowns. Not only do these shops have a long history in the city, their continued presence represents a retail market that thrives because of offering a community connection that includes exceptional customer service.
Shopping Near New Britain
The Westfarms Mall which borders New Britain has some of the premier retailers in the country including several high-end department stores.
The Berlin Turnpike is a popular road for shopping in the greater Hartford and just minutes from New Britain. Many national and regional retail chains have locations on the turnpike including Kohl's, Target, Stew Leonard's, Best Buy and Sam's Club to name a few.
Connecticut Commons which borders New Britain has a multiplex theater as well as an IMAX theater, several big box stores and other national chain retailers.