City | 11:36 pm | December 26, 2011 | By Ben Prawdzik

New Haven adds 36 retail stores in 2011

Developments like 360 State Street boosted New Haven to its strongest retail year "in recent memory," Mayor John DeStefano Jr. said last week.

As the city’s economy continues to recover from the recession, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. said last week that New Haven’s retail market had one of the strongest years “in recent memory.” Thirty-six new retail businesses opened in New Haven in the last year, DeStefano announced in a Wednesday press release. New additions to the city »

City | 3:25 pm | December 19, 2011 | By Ben Prawdzik

Hardware store may take over old Staples location

A Harbor Freight Tools store could be coming soon to Whalley Avenue.

Yale’s hardware buffs may soon be able to satisfy all their torque wrench and screwdriver needs with just a short walk from campus. Harbor Freight Tools, a national chain of hardware stores, is seeking to open a new storefront at 84 Whalley Avenue, the now-vacant property that formerly housed a Staples office supply store. At »