by Thomas Breen | Dec 18, 2018 7:52 am | Comments (1)
A local mega-landlord has pulled out of a deal to purchase and convert three vacant Wooster Square church buildings into 23 high-end apartments, citing environmental clean-up costs as the project’s primary obstacle.
Continue reading ‘Mandy Pulls Out Of St. Michael’s Project’
by Allan Appel | Dec 17, 2018 7:42 am | Comments (3)
People in the Heights generally love the oyster farm that for decades has been harvesting, shucking, and shipping the bivalves from the banks of the Quinnipiac River just below the Grand Avenue Bridge.
Norm Bloom & Sons keeps alive the local oystering industry and the working waterfront that are part of the area’s history and appeal.
Now the company proposes to build two large new structures that potentially are out of scale with the surrounding residential buildings —and to relocate two historic ones—in order to expand the business. Will the positive relationship continue, or will it become only love on the half shell?
Continue reading ‘Oyster Farm Expansion Proposed’
by Thomas Breen | Dec 17, 2018 7:35 am | Comments (1)
Thirty-four current and aspiring small business owners graduated on Friday from a Grand Avenue training program that teaches Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs how to build, open, and sustain small businesses.
Continue reading ‘34 Graduate From Fair Haven Small Biz Program’
by Thomas Breen | Dec 14, 2018 12:09 pm | Comments (9)
A beloved, eccentric vintage clothing and accessory store on the border of Downtown and East Rock was burglarized this week, depriving the owners of several thousand dollars and of key information about their rental business.
Continue reading ‘Burglar Hits Fashionista’
by Thomas Breen | Dec 14, 2018 7:41 am
A Mill River strip club filed for bankruptcy the afternoon before its eviction hearing, buying itself time before having to leave in order to make way for a new complex of 130 low-income apartments and artist lofts.
Continue reading ‘Strip Club Stalls Eviction With Bankruptcy’
by Thomas Breen | Dec 13, 2018 12:29 pm
Connect local restaurants with nearby farms. Remove regulatory hurdles for food-related micro-businesses. And build an incubator kitchen and community center that caters to New Haven’s culinary entrepreneurs.
Officials proposed those and other food-related economic development initiatives at a food sector-focused meeting of the Development Commission.
Continue reading ‘City Pitches Food Economy Future’
by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 12, 2018 12:33 pm | Comments (7)
New Haven will soon get its first medical marijuana dispensary and it’s coming to upper Whalley Avenue
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by Sam Gurwitt | Dec 12, 2018 12:33 pm | Comments (2)
CVS got the OK to open a new store in a growing Dixwell Avenue commercial plaza — on the condition that it seek to prevent drivers from turning left across traffic.
Continue reading ‘New CVS OK’d For Dixwell Ave., Minus Left Turns’
by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 11, 2018 7:25 am | Comments (4)
Elves were spotted in the shadow of the Temple Street Parking Garage, but they weren’t building toys. They were building a forthcoming New Haven “Holiday Village” set to open in Temple Plaza Thursday and featuring gifts by local artists and craftspeople.
Continue reading ‘Holiday Village Takes Shape’
by Staff | Dec 10, 2018 12:05 pm
Might a new business model be in the offing to spawn the next generation of quality local news organizations?
Continue reading ‘Paywall Nation’