Wooster Square Coffee Shop Urged To Tilt

by Allan Appel | Jan 16, 2019 7:40 am | Comments (9)

Lucy Gellman Arts Paper PhotoJimmy 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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City Pitches Food Economy Future

by Thomas Breen | Dec 13, 2018 12:29 pm

Lucy Gellman photoConnect 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.

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