by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 15, 2018 6:30 pm | Comments (1)
In a town where getting a good slice is a given, Robin Bodak and Doug Coffin thought adding one more place to the apizza landscape couldn’t hurt, especially when in a place where people have good memories.
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by Jake Dressler | Nov 15, 2018 2:47 pm | Comments (5)
Family and friends are filtering in and out of Rubber Match to console the owner, George Zito, in the coming weeks before the store closes its doors for good.
Continue reading ‘Head Shop/Futon King Ends 45-Year Run’
by Thomas Breen | Nov 15, 2018 12:48 pm | Comments (1)
Four years of legal disputes over the proposed development of the old Comcast service center on Chapel Street are just about over, paving the way for a busy Norwalk-based developer to convert the property into 200 luxury apartments.
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by Thomas Breen | Nov 15, 2018 7:34 am | Comments (16)
A plan to convert the long-vacant and historic Pirelli Building into a 165-room hotel received approval from the City Plan Commission despite a one-hour push by labor-affiliated alders and city staff to stall the proposal.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 6, 2018 7:40 am | Comments (4)
Rick Epstein didn’t want work to get in the way of his employees’ civic duty. So his insurance company joined more than 300 across the country giving their employees time off to go vote.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 1, 2018 8:35 pm | Comments (15)
It took brothers Tim and Shaun Wilson a little longer than they’d hope to get the doors of the city’s first production brewery and beer hall open — about three years — but nobody was counting during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their Nicoll Street facility.
Continue reading ‘Suds Up In Goatville!’
by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 1, 2018 1:12 pm | Comments (13)
Forty-two luxury apartments are coming to the former Whitney Avenue headquarters of the Red Cross.
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by Thomas Breen | Oct 31, 2018 3:20 pm | Comments (21)
New owners of a former clock factory on the industrial “Mill River” side of Wooster Square have moved to evict a nearly two-decade-old strip club as they prepare to convert the complex into 130 low-income housing units and artist lofts.
Continue reading ‘As Lofts Loom, Strip Club Gets The Boot’
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 31, 2018 6:39 am | Comments (3)
The taste of the Caribbean has come to Congress Avenue thanks to three immigrants who’ve recently decided to put out shingled — right next door to each other.
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by Molly Montgomery | Oct 29, 2018 1:50 pm | Comments (1)
Three years ago, during the long New Haven winter, I shuffled down Chapel Street to Booktrader Café. I was homesick for New Mexico and scanned the tall, room-length literature section of the bookstore for a trace of the Southwest. I spotted Cormac McCarthy’s The Crossing and began reading it in the café area, soaking up the light that poured through the glass walls and ceiling, pretending I was beneath the New Mexican sky.
But the details of Booktrader were hard to ignore – the conversations over fresh-made sandwiches and coffee at the crowded tables, the pedestrians who peered in as they wandered by the glass walls, and, of course, the shelves with more books. With all its banter and browsing, the café/bookstore quickly became one of my favorite spots in the city.
It turns out many other people in New Haven feel the same way about the place. That was clear as staff and community members celebrated the independent used bookstore’s 20th birthday with wine, candy apples, and a literary costume contest.
Continue reading ‘Booktrader Turns 20 — In Literary Costume’