Town of Mansfield, CT

Frequently Asked Questions About Downtown Storrs

1. Where is Downtown Storrs?
2. Where can I park in Downtown Storrs?
3. Where can I charge my electric vehicle?
4. What is the Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center?
5. Are there facilities for bicyclists in Downtown Storrs?
6. What is there to do in Downtown Storrs?
7. What else is there to do in Storrs?
8. Where are the public restrooms?
9. What are the residential options in Downtown Storrs?


1. Where is Downtown Storrs?
The Town of Mansfield is comprised of 19 historic villages,* of which Storrs is one. Downtown Storrs is the area between the Liberty Bank building on Storrs Road/Route 195 and UConn and from the Mansfield Community Center to Whetten Woods. Downtown Storrs includes over 80 businesses (retail, restaurant, office), 650 housing units (rental and for-sale), a multi-modal transportation center (Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center), and Betsy Paterson Square where many events are held year round.

*The Town of Mansfield’s historic villages are: Merrow, Mansfield Depot, Mansfield Four Corners, Storrs, Gurleyville, Hanks Hill, Wormwood Hill, Mount Hope, Chaffeeville, Eagleville, Spring Hill, Atwoodville, Chestnut Hill, Mansfield City, Mansfield Center, Mansfield Hollow, Perkins Corner, Ridges, and Conantville.

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2. Where can I park in Downtown Storrs?
Downtown Storrs offers several parking options including on-street, lot, and garage parking.

The Storrs Center Parking Garage is adjacent to One Royce Circle. Parking is free for the first two hours and is $1 an hour thereafter. The maximum daily charge is $8 during the hours of 6:00 AM to midnight, with $2/hour from midnight until 6:00 AM.

Free on-street parking is limited to 30-minutes or 1-hour, as signed, and is strictly enforced with ticketing and towing.

The Dog Lane parking lot, located behind 9 Dog Lane, offers free, 2-hour parking and is strictly enforced with ticketing and towing.

Bicycle racks are located behind 9 Dog Lane. There are indoor and outdoor bicycle racks at the Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center (23 Royce Circle – adjacent to the parking garage) and bicycle racks on Betsy Paterson Square and around the downtown.

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3. Where can I charge my electric vehicle?
The lower level of the parking garage includes four electric car charging stations. There are also charging stations at the Mansfield Community Center (10 S. Eagleville Road) and Price Chopper (1220 Storrs Road).

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4. What is the Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center?
The Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center is located adjacent to the parking garage.

The Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center serves as a central transportation node for UConn, Windham Region Transit District, and inter-city bus systems including CTtransit and Peter Pan. With the exception of CTtransit buses, buses are tracked in the “next bus system” which allows people waiting for a bus to know when the bus is actually arriving. Buses send a GPS signal to an application that is displayed inside and outside the Center as well as in a free smart phone app.

The Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center also houses the Mansfield Library Express, a limited service outpost of the Mansfield Public Library. Borrow from a selection of featured titles, or request books from the main library. Readers can also return books at any time that the Nash-Zimmer is open. Learn more about the Library Express here.

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5. Are there facilities for bicyclists in Downtown Storrs?
Bicycle racks are located behind 9 Dog Lane. There are indoor and outdoor bicycle racks at the Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center (23 Royce Circle – adjacent to the parking garage) and bicycle racks on Betsy Paterson Square and around the downtown.

The Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center provides several amenities for cyclists. The outside of the center includes bike racks for short-term commuters. And, the Town has a Bike Commuter Club for frequent cyclists. Club members receive access to secure (swipe card) bike storage and private showers and lockers from 5:00 am to midnight. There are limited spots available due to space; interested riders can sign up for membership at the Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center (23 Royce Circle) between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Downtown ambassadors at the front desk can assist with questions about Commuter Club membership, rates, and policies.

Bicycle racks are also located in front of the Mansfield Town Hall (4 S. Eagleville Road) and the Mansfield Community Center (10 S. Eagleville Road).

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6. What is there to do in Downtown Storrs?
Eat, shop, learn, work, play, and live in Downtown Storrs!

1 Dog Lane
Moe’s Southwest GrillCasual, quick-serve TexMex
7-ElevenConvenience store, open 24/7
Dog Lane CaféA European/American café
SubwayHealthy, made-to-order sandwiches
Insomnia Cookies Fresh-baked cookies with late-night delivery
Mooyah Burgers & FriesHamburgers, fries, and milkshakes

9 Dog Lane
Geno’s GrilleItalian cuisine
The Flower PotFloral shop
Horizon TravelTravel agency
Head Husky Barber Styling Shop
Pandora's Playground Tattoo, Piercing, & Gallery
Bank of America ATM
Select Physical Therapy – Physical therapy services
Husky PizzaPizza, grinders, Halal food, & more

11 Dog Lane
Storrs AutomotiveFull-service auto repairs

18 Dog Lane
UCPEA UConn Employees Union office
The Healing Trail Therapeutic massage
Dr. Lisa Oransoff Psychologist
Dzintra Kingsley Psychologist

1 Royce Circle
Barnes and Noble UConn at Storrs Center Community bookstore and café
Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry
Webster Bank
UConn Health Urgent Care – Medical care offered on a walk-in basic; open to the public
UConn Health – Medical offices; open to the public
Love Art Sushi – Sushi bowls, bubble tea, and more
Farmhouse CrêpesFresh-made, savory and sweet crêpes
E-Fix & More - Cell phone and tablet repair services and accessories sales
UConn Dental - Dental services, open to the public
Storrs Wine & Spirits - Wine, beer, and spirits
GBS Threading & SkincareSalon services including hair removal and henna

8 Royce Circle
CVS - Pharmacy 
Bruegger's Bagels and Jamba Juice - Bagels, sandwiches, and smoothies

12 Royce Circle
Blaze Pizza - Fast-Fire’d ® pizza; dine-in or take out
Dunkin' Donuts - Donuts, coffee, and more
Gansett Wraps - Pizza, wraps, and Mediterranean cuisine
The Oaks on the SquareLeasing offices for The Oaks apartments

28 Wilbur Cross Way
Educational PlaycareFamily-owned daycare facility

33 Wilbur Cross Way
Grille 86 - Sports bar and full-service restaurant
Kathmandu Kitchen - Authentic Nepalese and Indian foods
CME Associates - Multi-discipline engineering firm

34 Wilbur Cross Way
BLiSS - Second-hand clothing boutique for women and men
Ice Monster - Thai-style rolled ice cream
T-Mobile - Mobile phone sales and service

40 Wilbur Cross Way
Amazon@Storrs - Pick-up and drop-off location
Toasted - Toasted sandwiches and more
National Institute for Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine - Accredited provider of continuing education for health and mental health professionals
Tea More Café - Taiwanese cuisine

1244 Storrs Road
Chang’s GardenChinese restaurant
Tommy’s TanningTanning salon
Domino’s Pizza – Pizza, pick-up or delivery
CT State Employees Credit Union
AT&T MobilityMobile phone sales and service
Windham Hospital Physical Therapy
Starbucks – Coffee, teas, and pastries
People’s Bank
Hartford Healthcare Family Health Center
Perception Programs, Inc. - Behavioral health center

1232 Storrs Road
Oriental CaféSushi, Japanese, and Chinese restaurant
Cut to the ChaseFull-service hair salon
University Pizzeria - Pizza, salads, wings, and more
Storrs Laundromat – Self-service laundry facility
D. P. DoughCalzones, pick-up or delivery
J&C Pho Asian Garden - Japanese restaurant
Little Aladdin – Middle Eastern foods including shawarma
MathnasiumMath learning center
Bonchon - Korean fried chicken

1220 Storrs Road
Price Chopper - Full service grocery store and pharmacy

1206 Storrs Road
Hairy Cuttery - Full-service hair salon; by appointment or walk-ins
The UPS Store - Packing and shipping services
Wingstop - Chicken wings and more; dine-in or take out

1182-1184 Storrs Road
RE/MAX Destination - Real estate agency
Storrs Therapeutic Massage - Massage, acupuncture, and yoga

2 Hanks Hill Road
Dr. Robin Weeks, DMD - Orthodontist

72 Flaherty Road
Dr. Maya Paulose DMD, FAGD - General dentist

1132 Storrs Road
Liberty Bank
Storrs Center CycleBicycles sales and service

Charles Smith Way
US Post Office

4 S. Eagleville Road
Audrey P. Beck Municipal BuildingMansfield Town Hall

10 S. Eagleville Road
Mansfield Community Center

1235 Storrs Road
E. O. Smith High School

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7. What else is there to do in Storrs?
There is plenty to see and do in Storrs!

School of Fine Arts
     The Benton Museum of Art
     Connecticut Repertory Theatre
     Contemporary Art Galleries
     Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
     The Studio Theatre/Mobius Theatre
     von der Mehden Recital Hall
Athletics Department
     Frietas Ice Forum
     Gampel Pavilion
     J. O. Christian Field
     Morrone Stadium
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
     Animal Barns
     Dairy Bar
     Horsebarn Hill
Connecticut State Museum of Natural History

Storrs Farmers Market - Located at Mansfield Town Hall
Open Saturdays, May through November

Outdoor recreation:
Albert E. Moss SanctuaryA Town of Mansfield property with over 2 miles of trails
Whetten WoodsA Joshua’s Trust property featuring over a mile of trails

See other Mansfield Parks and Preserves nearby

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8. Where are the public restrooms?
Public restrooms are located in the Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center.

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9. What are the residential options in Downtown Storrs?
Residents of all ages are welcome in Downtown Storrs. There are a variety of housing options, from market-rate rental apartments to for-sale town homes and condominiums. Within a mile of Downtown Storrs, there are several residential neighborhoods and additional apartment-living options.

Rental Apartments:
The Oaks on the Square - Market-rate, open to all ages
Knollwood Apartments - Market-rate, open to all ages

Main Street Homes at Storrs Center - Townhomes and flats
Courtyard at Storrs - Townhomes

Nearby housing options:
Glen Ridge - Active adult (over 55) cooperative community
Juniper Hill Village - Section 8 housing for seniors
Oakwood Apartments - Market-rate, open to all ages

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