The Shops at Yale http://theshopsatyale.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:16:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Coming soon to the Shops at Yale! http://theshopsatyale.com/coming-soon-to-the-shops-at-yale/ http://theshopsatyale.com/coming-soon-to-the-shops-at-yale/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:16:07 +0000 http://theshopsatyale.com/?p=4895 Kiko Milano

Kiko Milano, founded in 1997, is an affordable Italian professional cosmetics brand with more than 1,200 products. Behind each product lies the advanced research of a team of scientists dedicated to developing cutting-edge technologies and original formulas to ensure women’s beauty needs are satisfied. Kiko Milano has more than 500 stores in Europe including: Rome, Madrid, Berlin, Paris, and London.

Emporium DNA

Emporium has been hailed as one of the most compelling and entertaining shopping experiences ever developed by IK Retail Group, which specializes in international business expansion. Dedicated to delivering exclusive brands to shoppers, Emporium is expected to become a retail powerhouse in New Haven and Connecticut as owner Iraklis Karabassis has built a career by importing international fashions to U.S. markets.

Tarry Lodge

Tarry Lodge features Andy’s signature hand-made pastas, exquisite fritti, and succulent meats cooked to order on our wood fired grill. We proudly use locally grown ingredients, and offer a well edited wine list offering the greatest hits of Italian wine making.

Harvest Restaurant and Wine Bar

Harvest Restaurant and Wine Bar has a passion for food and wine combined with an abiding dedication to provide excellent customer service has become their recipe for success. Harvest offers modern American custom cuisine with Asian, Latin, and Mediterranean influence as well as over 300 wines in the United States and around the world.

 

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Fall 2014 http://theshopsatyale.com/fall/ http://theshopsatyale.com/fall/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:35:36 +0000 http://theshopsatyale.com/?p=4872  

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Fall on Broadway

September 20th – “Beat Lehigh” Fun on Broadway

Come show your support for the Bulldogs, and stop by Broadway Island for some refreshments and special offers for Bulldog fans at the Shops at Yale.

September 21st – Kids’ Fall Fun Fest on Broadway Island

Stop by Broadway Island for some fall festivities!  Decorate a pumpkin or make a fall craft while enjoying some apples, kettle corn and apple cider. Shop at over 20 vendors offering unique gifts, toys and home decor items for everyone in the family! Express your creativity and dance to music provided by a live DJ.  Specialty food trucks and kids activities including face painting will be on site. 11:00 – 4:00

September 27th – “Beat Army” Fun on Broadway

Come show your support for the Bulldogs, and stop by Broadway Island for some refreshments and special offers for Bulldog fans at the Shops at Yale.

September 28th – Fall Harvest on Broadway Island

Come shop for a variety of seasonal gourmet food and gift items including soaps, candles, coffees, accessories, etc. There will be fall flowers and home decor items, as well as a variety of food trucks to offer a delicious selection of snacks. Celebrate the season with us! 11:00 – 4:00

October 11th – “Beat Darmouth” Fun on Broadway

Come show your support for the Bulldogs, and stop by Broadway Island for some refreshments and special offers for Bulldog fans at the Shops at Yale.

October 12th – Health and Wellness Market on Broadway

Get your Zen on with yoga demonstrations or browse a variety of health and nutrition products and gifts, including organic juices, mats, videos, candles, etc. Food trucks will be on hand with a variety of healthy and nutritious snacks including vegan wraps and delicious baked goods. 11:00 – 4:00

October 18th – “Beat Colgate” Fun on Broadway

Come show your support for the Bulldogs, and stop by Broadway Island for some refreshments and special offers for Bulldog fans at the Shops at Yale

October 26th – Artisan Craft Fair on Broadway Island

You won’t believe the unique variety of jewelry, clothing, home goods, and food at this market featuring Connecticut artisans.  A wide selection of food trucks will be here to offer you different and delicious snacks. 11:00 – 4:00

November 9th – Holiday Fun Fest on Broadway Island

Find quality, unique gifts from Connecticut artisans that you won’t ever see in that long line at the mall!  Get your holiday spirit on early! (and don’t leave without your own Santa hat or antlers!) 11:00 – 4:00

November 15th – “Beat Princeton” Fun on Broadway

Come show your support for the Bulldogs, and stop by Broadway Island for some refreshments and special offers for Bulldog fans at the Shops at Yale.

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By: Mark Alden Branch, Published: 31 July 2014 Yale Alumni Magazine

For more than a year, people passing by the corner of York and Broadway have been wondering what is going to fill the prominent storefront there. The anticipation was encouraged by the #1Broadway hashtag painted on the boarded windows—an effort by Yale’s retail real-estate arm, University Properties, to promote speculation in social media.

But it’s safe to say that no one outside of a rarified retail world could have predicted today’s announcement: the space that most recently housed the quick-service café Au Bon Pain will be filled this fall by Emporium DNA, a clothing and accessories store, and Kiko Milano, a European cosmetics chain. Kiko Milano will have a shop facing Broadway, and Emporium DNA will occupy the corner location.

But if few people have heard of the new stores, that’s a plus as far as University Properties is concerned. Although the portfolio of Broadway stores includes Barnes & Noble, an Apple Store, J. Crew, and Urban Outfitters, Yale says it “also pursues companies that are not found in every shopping center throughout the country” in order to “create a unique retail environment.”

The two stores—which a University Properties press release suggests will bring a “European vibe” to New Haven shopping—are just beginning to enter the American market. Kiko Milano has more than 500 stores in Europe but only two in the US, both in New Jersey shopping malls. Emporium DNA, which features lots of European fashion brands (mostly for women, but it includes a men’s shop), has stores in Washington, DC, Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and Chicago.

The One Broadway location has been vacant since last May, when Au Bon Pain closed after the university declined to renew its lease. The art-deco building, which had housed a drug store and several restaurant/bars in recent decades, was completely renovated and given a new faux-brick façade last fall. University Properties said its customer surveys “indicated a desire to have a cosmetics company and additional modern, trendy brands in the Broadway shopping area.”

Link: https://www.yalealumnimagazine.com/blog_posts/1854

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European Style of Emporium, Kiko Milano Cosmetics Coming to Yale Shops http://theshopsatyale.com/european-style-of-emporium-kiko-milano-cosmetics-coming-to-yale-shops/ http://theshopsatyale.com/european-style-of-emporium-kiko-milano-cosmetics-coming-to-yale-shops/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:20:53 +0000 http://theshopsatyale.com/?p=4829 411611c5c6cdfa330c1662790735607c

By: Connecticut Magazine Staff, Published: 31 July 2014, Connecticut Magazine

The shops at Yale and Yale University Propertiesannounced Thursday afternoon the signing of lease agreements with two international retailers, Emporium DNA and Kiko Milano, for “one of the prime retail corners in New Haven,” at 1 Broadway.

Kiko Milano, a Yale release said, has more than 500 stores but just one location in the United States (at the Westfield Garden State Plaza in New Jersey). Described as an affordable cosmetics brand from Italy, it will occupy 1,300 square feet of space at 1 Broadway. “Behind each product lies the advanced research of a team of scientists dedicated to developing cutting-edge technologies and original formulas to ensure women’s beauty needs are satisfied,” the release says.

Emporium DNA, which has four other locations in the U.S., “features a carefully curated mix of contemporary apparel and accessories brands; it will occupy 2,600 square feet,” the release said.

“The retailers’ decision to open stores in New Haven reflects the city’s growing reputation as a vibrant retail center with significant cultural and dining offerings and strong demographics,” the release said. “Opening in the Broadway shopping district, these stores will complement the existing businesses on Broadway such as Apple, J. Crew, Alex and Ani, Trailblazer, Urban Outfitters, Maison Mathis, and the Yale Bookstore.”

“We are delighted that Kiko Milano and Emporium DNA have chosen New Haven for the location of their new stores,” said Lauren Zucker, Yale University’s Associate Vice President for New Haven Affairs and University Properties. “Feedback from our customer surveys has indicated a strong desire for an affordable cosmetics offering as well as additional exciting brands in New Haven and those requests are being met. Although these are international companies, these retailers will create local jobs in New Haven and will draw consumers to New Haven to support all of our downtown local merchants.”

The Kiko Milano UK website says:

Kiko Milan was established and founded in 1997 by the Percassi Group. It is an Italian professional cosmetics brand that features a range of cutting-edge makeup, face and body treatments. Safe and effective products of the highest quality, created to satisfy the beauty requirements of women of any age.
“Be What You Want to Be.” This is how KIKO sums up its vision of Beauty. Through its extraordinarily wide and diversified range of products, KIKO allows everyone to express their own personality with custom-made products. A variety of colours, effects and sensations that are unique in the market to suit your style, skin tone, skin type and specific requirements, at every phase of your life.
Kiko’s identity is rooted in “Made in Italy” values and the world of the capital for fashion, art and design. The research into original textures and colours is combined with research into quality formulas with guaranteed performance, for a perfect fusion of quality and creativity.
The result of cutting-edge scientific discoveries and the latest fashion trends, KIKO continuously renews itself with products that are always new and closer to the multiple ideals of beauty.

Emporium DNA has been hailed as one of the most compelling and entertaining shopping experiences ever developed by IK Retail Group, which specializes in international business expansion, the Yale release says. Dedicated to delivering exclusive brands to shoppers, Emporium is expected to become a retail powerhouse in New Haven and Connecticut as owner Iraklis Karabassis has built a career by importing international fashions to U.S. markets.

Emporium’s website says:

Designed to present the hottest international and domestic brands, EMPORIUMDNA.COM features an elite mix of collections and accessories for men and women including designer apparel from some of the fashion industry’s best-selling brands such as Rebecca Minkoff, G-Star Raw and JC Rags.
A variety of well-known European brands are introduced to the online shopper at EMPORIUMDNA.COM including Milan-based contemporary lifestyle label Lui Jo; and luxury Italian bikini and swimwear collections by Masquenada.Emporium also houses a shoe and handbag gallery, an expansive jewelry offering including collections by Gemma Redux, Shoshanna Lee, Samantha Wills, and Nialaya.
An eclectic and sophisticated mix of urbanwear collection is presented with an impressive collection of sneakers and accessories. As denim continues to soar in the market, EMPORIUMDNA.COM’s Denim Gallery provides a rich mix of today’s most coveted denim brands to cater to true denim connoisseurs: Adriano Goldschmidt, J Brand, PRPS, True Religion, Nudie, Hudson, Paige, Habitual as well as full collections Scotch & Soda, John Varvatos, and Rag & Bone.

For more information, see the shops at Yale website.

Link: http://www.connecticutmag.com/Blog/Style-Shopping/July-2014/European-Style-of-Emporium-Kiko-Milano-Makeup-Coming-to-Shops-at-Yale/

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Two for one: Retailers bringing European vibe to New Haven shopping scene http://theshopsatyale.com/two-for-one-retailers-bringing-european-vibe-to-new-haven-shopping-scene/ http://theshopsatyale.com/two-for-one-retailers-bringing-european-vibe-to-new-haven-shopping-scene/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:13:47 +0000 http://theshopsatyale.com/?p=4825 Harp350

 

(Photo by Michael Marsland)

 

Published: 31 July, 2014, Yale News

The shops at Yale and Yale University Properties have signed lease agreements with two international retailers — Emporium DNA and Kiko Milano — for one of the prime retail corners in New Haven: 1 Broadway.

Kiko Milano, with one other location in the United States, is an affordable cosmetics brand from Italy; it will occupy 1,300 square feet of space at 1 Broadway. Emporium DNA, with four other locations in the United States, features a carefully curated mix of contemporary apparel and accessories brands; it will occupy 2,600 square feet.

The retailers’ decision to open stores in New Haven reflects the city’s growing reputation as a vibrant retail center with significant cultural and dining offerings and strong demographics. Opening in the Broadway shopping district, these stores will complement the existing businesses on Broadway such as Apple, J. Crew, Alex and Ani, Trailblazer, Urban Outfitters, Maison Mathis, and the Yale Bookstore.

“We are delighted that Kiko Milano and Emporium DNA have chosen New Haven for the location of their new stores,” said Lauren Zucker, Yale’s associate vice president for the Office of New Haven Affairs and University Properties. “Feedback from our customer surveys has indicated a strong desire for an affordable cosmetics offering as well as additional exciting brands in New Haven and those requests are being met. Although these are international companies, these retailers will create local jobs in New Haven and will draw consumers to New Haven to support all of our downtown local merchants.”

For more information, visit theshopsatyale.com/1BroadwayComing.

Link: http://news.yale.edu/2014/07/31/two-one-retailers-bringing-european-vibe-new-haven-shopping-scene 

 

 

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Buongiorno, Broadway! http://theshopsatyale.com/buongiorno-broadway/ http://theshopsatyale.com/buongiorno-broadway/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:05:44 +0000 http://theshopsatyale.com/?p=4821 kikos_logo-550x337

By: Paul Bass, Published: 31 July 2014, New Haven Independent

An Italian cosmetics chain with 500 European stores is one of two international-themed retailers moving into a signature downtown storefront, 1 Broadway.

“The big reveal,” as Yale associate veep Lauren Zucker put it, came at a public announcement Thursday afternoon under a tent erected on the Broadway parking island.

She announced that Kiko Milano, an Italy-based company with more than 500 European outlets, will move into 1,300 square feet of the property, which serves as the image-setting gateway to the Yale-owned shopping district at Broadway and York Street. And Emporium DNA, a “trendy boutique” dealing in international imports, will sell “contemporary apparel” like shoes and handbags—brand names like Rebecca Minkoff, Michael Kors, G-Star Raw, Scotch & Soda—from the corner property’s other 2,600 square feet. The store will focus on women’s fashions but sell men’s apparel as well.

1 Broadway will be the second U.S. outlet for Kiko Milano, which has more than 500 stores in Europe.Emporium DNA has four other stores, all in the U.S.

Yale’s University Properties has gradually upgraded the shopping district over the past two decades, with a mix of mid- to upscale chains like Apple and American Apparel and local stalwarts like Ashley’s Ice Cream, Blue State Coffee, and Yorkside Pizza & Restaurant. A night spot called Demery’s, then Au Bon Pain, used to occupy 1 Broadway; Yale chose last year not to renew Au Bon Pain’s lease. Then it renovated the building while looking for new tenants.

Mayor Toni Harp (pictured) hailed the announcement as evidence that New Haven can attract quality retailers.

 “I’m excited about the Kiko’s price point” of $7 to $12 on average per product, Harp said. “I know I’m going to buy a lot of lipstick; it looks like they have all colors.”

Click here and here to learn more about the two stores.

Zucker (pictured) said Yale is urging the two stores to hire New Haveners, including through New Haven Works. “Strong stores,” she said, “equate to strong jobs.”

The next “big reveal” will be the announcement of the two restaurants that will occupy storefronts at the other end of Broadway: at 9 Dixwell Ave.. Yale is looking to extend its reach and upgrade property that used to house a liquor store and, back in the day, the Soundtrack Cafe. Zucker said Thursday she is in the process of finalizing leases with those tenants.

Fuss & O'Neill

Further down the proverbial road come bigger decisions about how to remake the Broadway/Elm district’s streets and traffic patterns in the New Urbanist mold, perhaps along the lines pictured above.Click here to read all about that ongoing, years-long process.

Link: http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/buongiorno_broadway/id_69271

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New Haven’s 1 Broadway getting ‘international’ flair with new shops http://theshopsatyale.com/new-havens-1-broadway-getting-international-flair-with-new-shops/ http://theshopsatyale.com/new-havens-1-broadway-getting-international-flair-with-new-shops/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:49:07 +0000 http://theshopsatyale.com/?p=4818 AR-140739890.jpg&maxh=400&maxw=667

By: Ed Stannard and Mary E. O’Leary, Published: 31 July 2014, New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> Yale is bringing a clothing store and a cosmetics retailer to its 1 Broadway location, both of which have a definite international connection.

Kiko Milano, a cosmetic brand from Italy, and Emporium DNA 2050, a high-end retailer, will open at Broadway and York Street this fall.

The two new businesses will be located in the former site of Au Bon Pain,which closed in 2013 with Yale University Properties spending a year looking for new tenants to add to its list of retail and restaurant properties in the city.

It will be the first location in Connecticut for both stores.

“These two tenants have international roots and have identified New Haven as a place to build and expand their U.S. presence,” Lauren Zucker, Yale University’s associate vice president for New Haven affairs and university properties, said at the “reveal.”

“They recognize New Haven as the center of a cultural and shopping and dining renaissance and they want to be a part of it. … Their decision to open new retail locations in New Haven solidifies New Haven’s growing reputation as a vibrant retail center combined with its significant cultural and dining offerings,” she said.

She said Kiko Milano will be “very affordable, with average price points of $7 to $12.”

Emporium DNA, on the other hand features “a carefully curated mix of contemporary apparel and accessories brands.”

Zucker said the two stores will create seven full-time and nine part-time positions between them.

The Yale official said they wanted to bring unique merchandising to the city and they believe both will draw customers from outside New Haven to shop here.

Mayor Toni Harp, referring to the curiosity about what would replace Au Bon Pain, said “there might even be some pent-up demand” for the stores’ offerings.

“I think that it’s something that’s going to bring people in from the surrounding towns as well as from the neighborhoods,” Harp said after the ceremony. “The students are going to love the mix of stores.”

She said city residents would especially find that “the Kiko Milano brand is very affordable.”

Some of the brands Emporium DNA will carry include Rebecca Minkoff, Michael Kors, G-Star Raw, Scotch & Soda, Clove Canyon and Mink Pink. It’s denim clothes will feature J. Brand, Hudson, Paige and Habitual, according to Yale.

Yale University Properties said Emporium also will introduce European brands to local shoppers, such as Ekle, EJ and STEFANEL, women’s fashion from Italy. The brand Religion from the United Kingdom will be featured, as will Swedish suiting collections by Tiger of Sweden.

The men’s shop will carry Scotch & Soda, Rag & Bone, G-Star Raw, Religion and John Varvatos.

The shoe and handbag collection will feature Sam Edelman, Dolce Vita, Jeffrey Campbell, Michael Kors, See by Chloe, Rebecca Minkoff, Yumi Kim, Yosi Samra and Melissa.

Emporium only has four other locations in the country, while Kiko Milano has one other shop in Paramus, N.J., and 500 locations throughout Europe.

“The diversity of the customers in this area was the main reason to bring the Emporium DNA store concept into the neighborhood,” Iraklis Karabassis, CEO and president of IK Retail Group, said in a statement. IK Retail Group owns Emporium DNA.

“Emporium is expected to become a retail powerhouse in New Haven and Connecticut as owner Iraklis Karabassis has built a career by importing international fashions to U.S. markets,” Yale Properties said.

Karabassis, according to Yale, is a Greek entrepreneur who was connected to United Colors of Benetton and now helps international retailers come to the U.S.

Kiko Milano is owned by Percassi Group; Stefano Percassi is CEO and Vittorio Verdun is CEO of Kiko USA.

“We believe the secret of our success is our ability to react quickly to the beauty needs of women and anticipate their desires in the future and so offer a wide range of on trend products in an infinite array of shade and textures. We are confident the New Haven consumers will enjoy our concept,” Verdun said in a statement.

Kiko Milano was described as an affordable cosmetics company featuring 1,200 products, which are subjected to clinical tests “with stricter standards than required by current international laws,” Yale Properties said.

Its products are paraben-free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and ophthalmologically tested, according to Yale. The products do not involve animal testing.

Yale said there will be parking at the 56 Broadway Center lot with additional parking at the 272 Elm St. lot.

Other recent Yale University Properties openings include Connecticut Running Co. at 976 Chapel St.; The Green Teahouse at 1008 Chapel St.; Silk Road Art at 83 Audubon St.; L’Occitane En Provence at 1042 Chapel St. and Maison Mathis at 304 Elm St.

Tarry Lodge is coming to Park Street and Harvest Restaurant and Wine Bar to Chapel and York streets in the fall.

Link: http://www.nhregister.com/business/20140731/new-havens-1-broadway-getting-international-flair-with-new-shops 

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1 Broadway http://theshopsatyale.com/1broadwaycoming/ http://theshopsatyale.com/1broadwaycoming/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:30:29 +0000 http://theshopsatyale.com/?p=4809 Thank you for your interest in THE SHOPS AT YALE and the downtown New Haven retail community. Below please find the press release regarding 1 Broadway.

Press Release 1 Broadway

Photo by Michael Morand

Photo by Michael Morand

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IS NEW HAVEN THE BEST PIZZA TOWN IN THE COUNTRY? http://theshopsatyale.com/is-new-haven-the-best-pizza-town-in-the-country-2/ http://theshopsatyale.com/is-new-haven-the-best-pizza-town-in-the-country-2/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:35:52 +0000 http://theshopsatyale.com/?p=4801 In a country filled with large cities constantly warring over whose pizza is superior, a smaller town’s claim can sometimes get overlooked. That would be the case for New Haven, except for the fact that they already know they have the best pizza in the country — and they don’t need to publicize that fact. For generations, a pizza culture that rivals those of Chicago and New York has been developing on the sleepy Southern Connecticut coast. It’s got its own legends, language, and style, and it’s quietly become the dependable powerhouse of the American pizza mythos. Plus, Frank Sinatra liked it.

Here’s what you need to know about New Haven “apizza”, as told to us by several impassioned New Havenites and pizza expert Tony Gemignani.

Wait, what the hell is “apizza”?

You might’ve noticed that New Haven pizza’s got its own name — apizza. It’s pronounced “ah-beets”, and it’s derived from the Italian dialect of the Neapolitan immigrants who first settled there. Since the people making the pizzas were from the area around Naples, the pizza tends to skew toward the stylings of the original Italian pizzaiolos.

That means coal-fired or coal-powered ovens (though most places have adopted less carbonic methods like gas and wood), a thin crust, lots and lots of char, tangy tomato sauce, and NOT NECESSARILY cheese. That’s right. They’re crazy.

Some History

It all started back in 1925, when Frank Pepe, originally of Maiori, Italy, founded his signature pizzeria, Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, on Wooster Street in New Haven. This establishment came after years of hardship for the young man, who previously had taken jobs in factories and macaroni manufacturing (no joke), before deciding to start a delivery business selling “tomato pies”, which are a type of pizza made with spongy dough, tomato sauce, and a light sprinkling of Romano cheese.

Pepe soon abandoned the delivery business and decided to start his own joint in 1925, eventually taking over his former bakery employer’s building in 1937 and opening what is known today as the precursor of all New Haven-style pizzerias. From there, he sold tomato pies and other types of pizza that eventually incorporated other cheeses, like mozzarella, presumably attracting droves of young mutant ninja turtles.

Pepe’s family flourished in the new business, and his nephew, Salvatore Consiglio — having learned the craft of pizza-making from his relatives — soon decided to branch off from Pepe’s to open his own pizzeria: Sally’s Apizza, which makes Neapolitan-style pizzas just like Pepe’s. It was the shot heard ’round the world and launched what is assuredly one of the biggest rivalries in the food world today. US presidents have even been divided on which joint makes the better pie.

From there, the world of New Haven-style pizza grew to include a slew of other pizzerias attempting to emulate what Frank Pepe created back in 1925. Some succeeded, some didn’t. Here are the vital stats for the ones you need to know:

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana

The must-get pie: White clam pie
Pie style: Uneven round
Slice style: Asymmetrical wedges
The original. The big dog. All other New Haven pizzerias are in the shadow of Pepe’s, and they know it. In addition to the original coal-fired location on Wooster Street, it’s expanded into several other Connecticut towns, Yonkers, NY, and area casino Mohegan Sun. Lines at the first location are often discouragingly long and cutthroat. Their white clam pie is legendary (shucked fresh in-house daily), and pairs well with their thick-cut bacon.

Sally’s Apizza

The must-get pie: White fresh tomato (Margherita)
Pie style: Uneven round
Slice style: Asymmetrical wedges
Founded by Sal Consiglio back in 1938, Sally’s took many of Pepe’s original fans when it splintered off from the original family and moved down the street. To this day, families in and around New Haven are firmly divided between the two camps (for the most part), and allegiances are taken as seriously as in Game of Thrones (minus, you know, the murder). Sally’s maintains only its single, original location, and has a coal-fired oven just like the original one at Pepe’s

Modern Apizza

The must-get pie: Italian bomb
Pie style: Uneven round
Slice style: Asymmetrical wedges
Slightly less well-known than the other two giants (meaning shorter lines), Modern is more of a local joint that specializes in wood-fired pizzas — as opposed to the coal-fired ones of Sally’s and Pepe’s — with a smattering of fresh, artisanal toppings. Their Italian bomb pie (bacon, sausage, pepperoni, mushroom, onion, garlic, peppers) is a tour de force.

Bar

The must-get pie: Mashed potato and bacon
Pie style: Oblong or round
Slice style: Rectangular or triangular
Founded in 1996, Bar is the baby of the New Haven pizzaiolos, and, as such, attracts a hipper crowd clamoring for its more innovative pies. It turns into a nightclub after normal dinner hours and brews its own beer, too, thus adding to its youthful mystique. While its oven is gas-fired, it still churns out the kind of thin-crust, high-quality charred pies that its older neighbors originated.

http://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/new-haven-pizza-guide-pepe-s-sally-s-modern-apizza-and-more

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Connecticut Open in a roundup of “Five Top Tennis Vacations” http://theshopsatyale.com/connecticut-open-in-a-roundup-of-five-top-tennis-vacations-2/ http://theshopsatyale.com/connecticut-open-in-a-roundup-of-five-top-tennis-vacations-2/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:32:15 +0000 http://theshopsatyale.com/?p=4795 Connecticut Open, New Haven, CT, August 15-23

What to Know?

The Connecticut Open is the final tournament in a string of North American women’s events before the US Open. Past champions at the Connecticut classic include Venus Williams, Steffi Graf, Justine Henin and Jennifer Capriati. This year, five of the top 20 ranked players in the world have already committed to play, including last year’s singles winner Simona Halep and four-time champ Caroline Wozniacki.

What to Do?

Watching some of the greatest strokes can be an art in itself, but if you want to see the best of New Haven’s more traditional works, look no further than the Yale University Art Gallery. The establishment features pieces that range from American snapshots (Jazz Lives: The Photographs of Lee Friedlander and Milt Hinton) to Indo-Pacific art (East of the Wallace Line: Monumental Art from Indonesia and New Guinea, starting August 15). The free gallery is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Where to Stay?

The newly renovated Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale is located in the middle of The Elm City’s downtown area, in walking distance of the Ivy League school’s historic campus. So when it’s time to take a break from all the tournament action, stop by the hotel’s JoBella Salon and Spa for a 75-minute seaweed body wrap or 90-minute Swedish massage.

http://blog.forbestravelguide.com/game-set-relax-five-top-tennis-vacations

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