Oyster Farm Expansion Proposed

by Allan Appel | Dec 17, 2018 7:42 am | Comments (3)

Patriquin Architects PhotoPeople 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?

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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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