Caroline Hart
Staff Reporter
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UberUP gains traction in New Haven

“No office, no boss” — this phrase appears as a promotional slogan on the website for UberUP, Uber’s urban partnership that launched in New Haven over the summer.

Summer business openings diversify downtown

Since students left Yale for summer break, four new businesses have opened on the perimeter of campus, and two restaurants are set to open in the next two weeks.

Canditopia opens on Chapel Street

Yale University Properties has added another boutique store to The Shops at Yale with today's opening of Canditopia, a bag-your-own candy and confectionary shop, at 1022 Chapel St.

Reentry facility gains zoning approval

Last week, the Board of Zoning Appeals granted approval for a house on 75 Henry St. to host a living facility for the Family ReEntry program, a nonprofit behavioral health group designed to help nonviolent male felons transition back into their communities after being released from prison.

Crown St. apartments gain zoning approval

The City Plan Commission approved a proposal last Wednesday for Metro Star Properties to build 12 studio apartments on Crown Street, setting construction plans into motion.

City app developer adopts Google technology

New Haven app developer MEA Mobile announced this week that its app has been chosen to use Google Wallet Instant Buy integration, a virtual payment system for smartphones.

Crepes Choupette to open shop on Whitney

After a successful debut in New Haven, food cart Crepes Choupette will soon become a full-size restaurant within a year of opening.

Uber finds success at Yale despite safety concerns

As incidents of crime involving Uber gain media attention, state officials are voicing concerns about the ride-share company’s lack of regulation. Yet, the University has not advised students against the service, and it remains a popular transportation option among Yalies.

Square 9 to stay in New Haven as company expands

New Haven-based software company Square 9 will open a new, larger office downtown in June to accommodate increased staff and company growth, adding to a growing number of software and technology start-ups choosing to remain in the Elm City as they expand.

Spin studio opens on Crown

New Haven’s only spin studio, Shift Cycling, opened Monday on Crown Street.

Five Guys to open downtown

A new Five Guys Burgers and Fries will open on Church Street downtown this spring, adding to an expanding number of fast-casual restaurants in the area.