Monthly Archives: April 2015

What’s Here? Two Twenty-Year Businesses

We are pleased to recognize two 9th Square businesses, Bentara & Beauty Plus, who have been in businesses for 20 years this month! These downtown businesses have seen a lot of change in 20 years. Bentara is one of the most unique restaurants on Orange St. with its Malaysian, Indian and multi-cultural dining options. Beauty…
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What’s Coming? More Housing

The empty space above the parking garage next to BAR restaurant will soon become studio and loft apartments for lease. The City Plan Commission Wednesday night reviewed and approved Metro 260 LLC’s site plans for the 12-unit, 9,325 square-foot, second-story space, which was originally designed for parking. The apartment complex does not yet have a…
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What’s New? A Happy Life

This is where the happiness happens. Come check it out for yourself, TheHappiness Lab at the Grove , located at 756 Chapel St. New Haven. Vishal Patel and Onyeka Obiocha have brought “The Happiness Project,” a coffee shop-coworking space offshoot of their idealistic coffee company, to the property recently leased by The Grove, a collaborative office space.…
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What’s Trending? Shopping Platforms

Social networks will serve as shopping platforms in 2015. Over the last several years, brands have used social media to market their products, talk to customers, and even make merchandising decisions; but in the coming months, we anticipate merchants to add “selling” to the list of things they can do on social sites. The recent…
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