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New Nightspots Put Jazz On The Downtown Menu

by Jordi Gassó | Aug 13, 2014 12:08 pm | Comments (2)

A brassy melody spilled out into the Ninth Square. Inside the 9th Note restaurant and nightclub, lone men in suits nursed their drinks by the bar. A young couple played eight-ball on a red-felted pool table. Friends ate steak and traded jokes. No matter the patrons’ disposition, heads had to perk up whenever a daring riff came from the man with the trombone — Steve Davis, a bebop virtuoso.

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130 Pies Devoured

by Julia Zorthian | Aug 4, 2014 3:31 pm

Julia Zorthian Photo For two hours, Friday was Pie Day.

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The Duck Pastrami Scores

by Lucy Gellman | Jul 22, 2014 10:48 am

Lucy Gellman Photo Amidst an endless din of conversation and the clink of dinnerware that greet Bentara on a Monday night, New Haven native Nicholas Dawidoff reached towards Natalie Elicker with a pen. He nodded as she put forth simple request: Could he sign a book for the Institute Library?

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Downtown’s Vaping Pioneers Aim High

by Melissa Bailey | Jul 10, 2014 3:39 pm | Comments (10)

Melissa Bailey Photo Instead of smoking a cigarette, Art Boivin, Jr. bellied up to a downtown “flavor bar” and took a drag of Neon Cloud on his Kanger eVod VV.

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Developer Wants To Build On Bus-Stop Park

by Paul Bass | Jun 20, 2014 4:19 pm | Comments (17)

Paul Bass Photo A downtown property owner has his eye on a controversial public space near the corner of Chapel and Orange, with hopes of putting a new building there.

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Shakespeare Found On Orange Street

by Allan Appel | Jun 9, 2014 12:03 pm | Comments (3)

Neither car horns honking nor chatty families passing with babies in perambulators could keep a 13-year old Hamlet, Tyler Felson, from declaiming, in the middle of Orange Street, “To be or not to be, that is the question.”

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George Street Set For 2-Way Switcheroo

by Melissa Bailey | Jun 4, 2014 3:05 pm | Comments (11)

Melissa Bailey Photo When the city converts George Street into a two-way road next week, deli owners Sean Saxton and Charles Ingram will be cheering.

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Improv Finds A Home

by David Sepulveda | Jun 2, 2014 12:49 pm

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTOS The faux theatrical proscenium boxes, miniature decorative architectural elements lining the upper walls at Inspired Turkey, a catering business that opened last August in Ninth Square, would be smiling if they could. They make perfect decorative sense even as businesses change and evolve around them.

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Move Over 1st Fridays: Here Come WindDown Wednesdays

by Meagan Jordan | May 30, 2014 11:47 am | Comments (1)

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After a day of work at the Grove coworking space, Christina Kane “wound down” Wednesday with a glass of Chardonnay and some meatball hors d’oeuvres and the jazz stylings of the Nick Biello Quartet—and took out her cellphone so a new downtown tradition could be memorialized on Instagram.

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Toni Does Juliet

by Allan Appel | May 15, 2014 12:16 pm | Comments (6)

New Haven’s mayor called down from a City Hall balcony: “Good night, good night!/ Parting is such sweet sorrow/ That I shall say good night till it be morrow.”

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