Forum looks at city retail

April 14, 2005
“Underwear, everyone wants underwear!” Bruce Alexander, one of Yale’s highest-ranking officials, said, in reference to student requests for greater New Haven retail at an open forum Wednesday night. It is not every day that students have the chance to discuss such intimate issues with a university vice president. But as part of an initiative to »

Wholesale coffee store comes back to city

April 12, 2005
Jamaican Gourmet Coffee, having outgrown its previous spot in North Haven, has returned to its Elm City roots. The business, which supplies many local coffee shops with their blends, plans to celebrate its grand opening later this month. After more than a year of negotiations with the city, the coffee roasting company moved into a »

Y50K candidates await YES decision

April 7, 2005
Having submitted their final business plans and market analyses last week, Yale’s budding entrepreneurs await the judges’ pending responses as to who has what it takes to start a business in New Haven. Y50K, Yale’s annual business plan competition run by the Yale Entrepreneurial Society, was created as a launching pad for student- and faculty-run »

Firehouse 12 heats up city music scene

April 5, 2005
Firehouse 12, a former firehouse turned recording studio and performance venue in New Haven’s Ninth Square, hosted its first official concert Sunday. A three-story space that includes a cafe and bar, an apartment, an office and the principal recording and performing area, the unassuming brick building at 47 Crown St. has undergone an extreme makeover »

Popular listing site expands to New Haven

April 4, 2005
Yale students and New Haven residents can now search for summer sublets, apply for jobs and sign up for free informal knitting lessons all in one place., a Web site containing local community classified ads and forums for 100 cities in 20 countries, launched a site for New Haven last week. The site, located »

Many universities face town-gown issues

March 29, 2005
For the past decade, Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital have taken their places as New Haven’s largest employers, a position that has created increasingly complex relationships with the surrounding community. But while Yale’s position is unique among New Haven institutions, the University shares many of the same challenges as its peers across the country. »

New York-based store acquires Book Haven

March 25, 2005
After nearly 27 years and thousands of books sold, Book Haven was purchased by Labyrinth Books of New York City on Tuesday. Sharing Book Haven’s commitment to independent bookselling in the academic marketplace, Labyrinth Books will continue to provide course books for professors at Yale and will accommodate a greatly increased number of books, including »

Grant funds reopening of city welcome center

March 22, 2005
Beginning in May, a big blue furniture store will not be the only building welcoming travelers into New Haven. The NewAlliance Foundation announced earlier this month that it would provide a $25,000 grant to reopen the Long Wharf Visitors Center, located off Interstate 95 directly across from IKEA. Shut down more than three years ago »

Hotel plan is questioned

March 4, 2005
In the wake of the Board of Aldermen’s decision to go ahead with Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s downtown development plan, some have raised questions about the privately-funded hotel and conference center slotted to replace the Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum. While city officials claim there is a definite demand and investment interest in a new hotel and »

Fernandez leaves development post

March 3, 2005
Henry Fernandez LAW ’94 announced his resignation Tuesday after nearly seven years of overseeing five city departments as New Haven’s economic development administrator. Citing a variety of reasons for his departure from office — including his readiness to take a break from city government as well as the expected birth of a son in about »

Local retailers seek ban on food carts

March 1, 2005
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Alleging unfair business practices, the Broadway Merchants Association recently filed a complaint with the New Haven Planning and Zoning Board, aiming to ban food carts from the Broadway area. Although food carts are vital to areas of New Haven with limited dining options, »

Rell protects biotech program

February 23, 2005
Citing her commitment to economic development and job growth, Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell has decided against a proposed elimination of the state’s research and development tax-exchange program. The program was one of many that Rell had planned to cut due to budget constraints, but industry experts said its loss could slow the growth of »