Business/Labor/ Economic Development
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 2, 2014 11:56 am | Comments (1)
Mayor Toni Harp’s high heels have to be ready for anything—one minute she might be clicking her way through City Hall, the next minute navigating the construction site of the 13-story office tower. So it made sense that the first stop on a new shop-local initiative delivered her to Thom Brown.
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 2, 2014 8:30 am | Comments (1)
Looking out from the 11th story of a new 13-story downtown office tower, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro saw a filled-in highway—and proof of a positive role for the federal government in urban development.
by Paul Bass | Oct 1, 2014 12:18 pm | Comments (5)
(Updated) Elm City Market will no longer be a co-op, but it will remain a downtown grocery store with the same employees, like Eddie Diaz and Lesche’ Brunson, working there—and owning a piece of the action.
by Paul Bass | Oct 1, 2014 8:35 am | Comments (23)
Like 19th century towns that were smart enough to tap into new national railroads, New Haven and its suburbs have an historic chance to leap onto the information superhighway — and join cities like Austin and Chattanooga as fast-lane 21st century tech hubs.
by Staff | Oct 1, 2014 8:33 am
The U.S. Department of Treasury has decided to send $355,000 to New Haven’s Start Bank.
by Paul Bass | Sep 29, 2014 10:46 pm | Comments (29)
A newly unveiled plan to finish blowing up New Haven’s downtown mini-highway enlists subtle cues to stop drivers from mowing down cyclists and pedestrians: narrower lanes, bigger sidewalks, city-style streetlights, and a green urban-design version of a “hug.”
by Allan Appel | Sep 23, 2014 2:06 pm
Most New Haveners know we produced the country’s clocks and its lollipops, its corsets and pizzas, its Erector Sets and Winchester rifles, and, of course, that allegedly history-making first burger at Louis’s Lunch.
But did you know that in the late 19th and first half of the 20th centuries we also made the sure the American people did not go without their rubber booties? Melodeans parlor organs? Combustible wooden matches made over in Westville? And don’t forget those indispensable bird cages for your beloved pet manufactured by the Andrew B. Hendryx Companyover on Audubon Street.
by Paul Bass | Sep 23, 2014 8:55 am
Twenty-three forgotten workers got a pep talk from someone who’s been there—and was offering them a new chance.
by Paul Bass | Sep 21, 2014 12:00 pm | Comments (1)
Webster Bank has sent over 300 notices to potential bidders on the assets of the failing Elm City Market cooperative grocery.
by Paul Bass | Sep 19, 2014 1:54 pm | Comments (8)
Ronald Groves has begun planning to rebuild Delaney’s Restaurant & Tap Room—if he can find the $2 million or more he needs.
That’s a big if.