Business/Labor/ Economic Development
by Thomas Breen | Jan 16, 2019 4:21 pm | Comments (1)
Publish a single list of development projects that are open to public comment. Use online maps to explain a project’s history and timeline. And clarify land use-related meeting agendas, so that the public can easily understand what a developer is asking of the city.
City officials heard those and another good-governance recommendations from Downtown and Wooster Square neighbors about how best to keep the public informed and engaged during the city’s current deluge of development and construction.
Continue reading ‘Building Boom Sparks Ideas For More Public Input’
by Allan Appel | Jan 16, 2019 1:36 pm
DISTRICT co-founder David Salinas joined local officials in deploying over-sized golden scissors Wednesday morning to cut a blue ribbon to inaugurate a new “Comcast Business Innovation Lounge” space in the heart of the emerging tech hub’s campus on James Street in Fair Haven.
Continue reading ‘Business Innovation Lounge Opens At DISTRICT’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 16, 2019 7:41 am | Comments (8)
After a spate of burglaries, Westville Village businesses are on the lookout for people trying to break into their stores and offices, while moving ahead with a revival of the commercial neighborhood.
Continue reading ‘Burglaries Test Westville Businesses’
by Allan Appel | Jan 16, 2019 7:40 am | Comments (9)
Jimmy and Sara Wang have been operating the Wooster Square Coffee Shop ever since they took over the Chapel and Chestnut corner caffeinating institution in 2017 from the former popular Fuel Coffee Shop.
Business is good, Zhiming “Jimmy” Wang said, but to make it better the couple came before the Historic District Commission to seek approval for larger. more welcoming windows, removal of the canvas canopy, installing new lights, and other modest aesthetic improvements.
The commissioners listened, and asked politely if they would also consider tilting back the entire upper facade of their building to recreate the “beautiful ensemble” of three structures that was there before.
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by Thomas Breen | Jan 14, 2019 12:39 pm | Comments (9)
Lounge chairs covered in dust. A scraped wooden dance floor. A hulking bar the shape of a boat. And a broken down kitchen stocked with one last bottle of anisette.
Parking commissioners found those dance-club relics as they toured the vacant Crown Street Garage commercial space, slated to become New Haven’s next hot spot music venue.
Continue reading ‘“They’ve Got To Gut Everything”’
by Paul Bass | Jan 10, 2019 2:12 pm | Comments (3)
Mayor Toni Harp sees opportunity in the current misfortunes of downtown’s Temple Medical Center.
Continue reading ‘Harp: What About Temple Biosciences?’
by Thomas Breen | Jan 10, 2019 11:59 am | Comments (9)
Three vacant Wooster Square buildings owned by St. Michael’s Church may be more attractive to a prospective future developer now that they’re en route to receive 15 on-site parking spaces from the adjacent St. Michael’s Church lot, despite some continued neighborhood opposition.
Continue reading ‘St. Michael’s Isn’t Giving Up On Plan’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 10, 2019 7:38 am | Comments (1)
The bright lights are on in a former law office downtown — and illuminating New Haven’s technology future.
Continue reading ‘R&D Ribbon Cut’
by Simon Bazelon | Jan 9, 2019 2:07 pm | Comments (7)
A vacant Yale-owned building at the edge of Dixwell and downtown may soon house a convenience store that gives culinary students a chance to show their stuff — and peddles local food but not alcohol or tobacco.
Continue reading ‘ConnCAT Redefines “Convenience Store”’
by Thomas Breen | Jan 9, 2019 8:01 am | Comments (13)
The old Hotel Duncan’s boutique successor plans to have a ground-floor restaurant, a first-floor cafe — and, at least for now, no unionized employees.
According to the new hotel’s owner, that’s not for lack of trying. On the hotel’s part, that is.
Continue reading ‘Duncan Owner: We Tried To Allow Union’