After three months of extensive renovations to its 4,081-square feet of space, Giant Steps will host a grand opening celebration on Saturday, June 26.

The new store, located at Kings Highway in Fairfield, will be the second retail outlet for owner Howard Greenspan, who also owns Gaming Etc. in Stratford.

"The grand opening celebration will be very exciting," Greenspan said. "We will have costumed characters, face painting, free giveaways and demonstrations."

"The store will incorporate interactive elements designed to occupy a child's imagination and challenge their developing motor skills," Greenspan said. "Children can explore a giant doll playground, build objects with Legos, fantasize with Playmobile toys, and thrill in the excitement of racing radio-controlled cars."

Giant Steps will also include a jungle-themed toddler playground and a karaoke-style stage, where kids can sing, dance and watch themselves on a television monitor.

"We are very appreciative of our local elementary kids at North Stratfield School who helped us decorate the ceiling of the new store," Greenspan added.

Jon Angel, president of Fairfield-based Angel Commercial LLC, which brokered Giant Steps lease of the space, formerly occupied by Paradise Patio. said, "It's exciting to bring a new retail store to Fairfield that will provide additional shopping and employment opportunities."

According to Greenspan, Giant Steps will need a staff of 6 to 10 employees.