Bioscience seeks vitality

October 1, 2004
In the late 1990s, bioscience was creating a buzz New Haven. Start-ups were forming, multi-million dollar deals were being made and the community was embracing biotechnology as an engine of economic growth. But when stock market woes hit the country in 2001, the prospects of raising venture capital weakened, and growth within the industry decelerated. »

New housing to accommodate grandparents

September 23, 2004
The first official day of fall was a fitting date for Casa Otonal — a neighborhood community group whose name means “The Autumn House” in Spanish — to showcase a unique new housing facility. Casa Otonal project leaders and city officials including Mayor John DeStefano Jr. held the ground-breaking ceremony Wednesday for Casa Familia, the »

Garage plan gets go-ahead

September 22, 2004
A controversial plan to build a Yale parking garage behind Ingalls Rink in the Science Hill neighborhood was approved by the Board of Zoning Appeals on Tuesday. The plan calls for a two-story, 350-car garage to replace an unkempt storage site and surface parking lot at 200 Prospect St. Some neighborhood residents have expressed concerns »

Facade and cafe to liven up Chapel

September 16, 2004
For the past few years, the empty windows and imposing, concrete exterior of Chapel Square Mall have been eyesores at the corner of Chapel and Church. But over the next month, upcoming offerings including a cafe and a new facade across the street could liven up the area. The latest tenant to move into the »

New residents move into refurbished Dixwell house

September 10, 2004
A crumbling, two-family house in the Dixwell neighborhood — purchased by Yale last year and donated to the Beulah Land Development Corporation for rehabilitation — now has a new owner. A dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning celebrated the purchase of the home, which is located at 65 Bristol St., across from the future site »

Stores to join Chapel lineup

September 9, 2004
Empty windows on Chapel Street will soon cease to be an eyesore for shoppers and passersby. After an extensive search, University Properties announced the addition of three new businesses to the Upper Chapel Street retail district on Wednesday: a seafood restaurant, a tea bar and a fashion boutique. They are slated to open at various »

Tweed soars to 5 year high

September 8, 2004
Since Delta began offering daily service from New Haven to Cincinnati last spring, almost four times as many travelers have been taking advantage of Tweed’s services, according to data collected by the airport. Four thousand thirty-two passengers flew out of Tweed in June, and 4,040 flew in July, airport manager Rick Lamport said. This represents »

Bulldog Burrito replaces Mexicali

September 3, 2004
While Mexicali Grille closed its doors this summer after only a year and a half in business, burrito lovers need not despair. An almost identical concept will soon be taking its place at 320 Elm St. Jason Congdon, originally a resident of West Hartford, established Bulldog Burrito after taking over the lease of the building »

Crowds flock to Long Wharf IKEA

September 1, 2004
Moving in just got a whole lot easier for Yalies looking for reasonably-priced futons, bedding and dorm decorations. IKEA, the Swedish home furnishing megastore, opened its 20th U.S. location and 200th worldwide location in New Haven’s Long Wharf district on July 28. Bringing in more than 20,000 customers on opening day, the New Haven store »

Trailblazer to move near the Green

April 23, 2004
Outdoor retailer Trailblazer will relocate from its current location at 296 Elm St. to the site previously occupied by the Gap on the corner of College and Chapel streets, Trailblazer storebuyer Chris Howe announced Thursday. Howe said he will likely close the current Trailblazer store within a month after the new location opens its doors »

City economy slowly mends

April 21, 2004
Mirroring a state and national economy that has yet to fully recover from the 2001 recession, New Haven’s economic situation is slowly improving, analysts and public officials said Tuesday. Although job growth has been slow in New Haven and throughout the state, demand for commercial real estate and increased business activity in recent months have »

NewAlliance replaces New Haven Savings Bank

April 20, 2004
Former signs of the New Haven Savings Bank are now being replaced with the new red-orange logos of NewAlliance Bank. NewAlliance, which was formed in March with the merger of New Haven Savings Bank, or NHSB, The Savings Bank of Manchester and Tolland Bank, announced Monday that it has officially opened its 74 state-wide branches »