The Shops at Yale Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:53:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Yale University Properties Signs New Lease for The Anchor Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:32:33 +0000 New Haven, Conn. — Yale University Properties has signed a lease agreement with Karl Franz Williams for the former Anchor space at 272 College Street in New Haven. The new establishment, which will maintain the name The Anchor, will also preserve the façade of the building. Yale University Properties worked closely with the City and members of the community to find a new tenant who would bring a fresh presentation while maintaining the history and architecture of the former Anchor.

Karl Franz Williams currently operates a successful business in Harlem known as 67 Orange Street.  67 Orange Street, which opened in December of 2008 to critical acclaim, is a classic cocktail bar that takes its name from the address of one of the first successful black-owned bars in New York City circa 1847.  67 Orange Street today boasts excellent ratings in every category by Zagat, and has received strong reviews from New York Magazine, the New Yorker, the New York Post, and The New York Times.  A graduate of Yale University, Williams has designed cocktails for the Yale Club of NY, D’USSE Cognac, and many other commercial and non-commercial clients.

“We are thrilled to be part of the New Haven community and part of the Yale University Properties’ portfolio,” said Williams.  “We look forward to paying tribute to the great history of this nostalgic location while bringing a new world vibe to the food and beverage presentation.  As a Yale graduate, it is extremely exciting for me to re-invigorate this concept for New Haven.  I look forward to becoming a part of the diverse cultural fabric that makes New Haven great.”

Yale University Properties worked diligently to find a strong operator for the location, which is held in sentimental regard by so many in the community.  Charlie Moore, original owner of the Anchor commented that he is “delighted that the legacy of the Anchor will continue to be a part of the award winning New Haven restaurant scene.”   Although Williams and Yale worked diligently to secure and retain the existing Anchor sign, the Moore family, who owns the sign, will keep it in their family.

“We wanted to be sensitive to the history of the Anchor, while inviting a new and exciting concept for the space,” said Lauren Zucker, Yale University Associate Vice President for New Haven Affairs and University Properties.  “As promised, we were committed to identifying an operator who would meet the needs of our community and we are delighted to welcome the new Anchor to New Haven.”

The Anchor

The Anchor, in this new campus-community concept by Karl Franz Williams, will offer simple yet classic menu items including healthy salads, small plates, and sandwiches along with a unique mixology concept.  The Anchor will be open seven days per week.

Yale University Properties

Yale University Properties’ mission is to enhance the quality of life in New Haven by providing a unique merchandising mix of restaurants and shops. Through Yale’s community investment program, the University contributes to the vibrancy of downtown New Haven by creating jobs and is one of the city’s top taxpayers. For more information about Yale University Properties, please visit


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Summer Deals Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:05:07 +0000 UP-0029-Site-275x600-Images-1-2The Brands You Love,
Deals You Can’t Walk Away From

New Offers Weekly! Check Back Often…

Emporium DNA | 1 Broadway | web

Receive $50 off a purchase $150 or more.*

Connecticut Running Company | 976 Chapel Street | web

Receive $5 off any purchase of $50 or more.*

Thali Too | 65 Broadway (behind Apple) | web

All you can eat BRUNCH on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30am – 3pm | $17.95 adults, $9 kids 12 and under

Oaxaca Kitchen | 228 College Street | web

Happy Hour specials on food and drinks every day from 3pm to 6pm and 10pm until close.

J. Crew | 29 Broadway | web

J. Crew offers a 15% discount to all teachers and college students when they shop in-store and show a valid school ID at checkout.
Offer valid at J.Crew and J.Crew Factory stores only. Offer not valid at or Discount cannot be applied to previous purchases, alterations or the purchase of gift cards or third-party branded merchandise. Offer cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other promotion. Must present school ID at time of purchase to redeem.

Trailblazer | 296 Elm Street | web

Summer Clearance Sale is underway with up to 50% off select items in-store.*

Denali | 13 Broadway | web

Summer Clearance Sale is underway with up to 50% off select items in-store.*

*Restrictions may apply. Please present these offers at the time of purchase (via print out or on your mobile device). Please ask for an on-site manager if further assistance is needed. See stores and restaurants for details.

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Pacifico Nueva-Latino: Tapas And Prix Fixe Lunch Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:17:25 +0000 By Nick Caito

Published July 1, 2015

Pacifico has been a presence in downtown New Haven for a good number of years, serving up modern Nuevo-Latino cuisine since before it was trendy.

The restaurant is one of several owned by Chef Rafael Palomino, and his only one in Connecticut. According to his website, most are in or around Bethlehem, Pa., one is in Port Chester, N.Y., and his catering arm is based in New York.

Lunchtime offers a prix fixe option of two courses for $16.95, with five first-course options and nine choices for the second. Some of options weren’t on the normal dinner menu, like the El Vaquero skirt steak sandwich with caramelized onions and manchego. The sandwich was an immediate finalist, but a duck quesadilla? Show me where to sign. Two of us opted for the prix fixe and the third decided to just order a tapa.

I peered around the restaurant. It was beautifully designed with blue and orange tiles complementing rich brown wood and exposed brick: a bright, bold, well-designed color scheme.

Before the food arrived, the waiter brought over a customary plate of bread alongside a red accompaniment. A chutney? A taste revealed sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and olive oil. Delicious. It took some willpower, but I remembered my manners and shared.

The first course was brought out: Argentinean Empanadas for me, and Calamari Fritto for my friend. The empanada portion seemed a little small, which was very unfortunate as a bite had my eyes rolling back: short rib and goat cheese, with a raisin guajillo salsa.

The calamari were finely breaded and lightly fried. Though the smoked tomato sauce was great, I made more use of the bread’s sun-dried tomato chutney.

Second-course time. My friend took a few ravenous bites of her Ensalada con Salmon (salmon Cobb salad) and offered me some.

“My god, it was so delicious,” she said. “I would order this again any time.” Avocado was a nice touch, and the fig balsamic vinaigrette was done with a light hand.

The tapa arrived: The Short Rib Empanadas, which wound up being the same as my first course. The tapa-sized order wasn’t much larger, with two empanadas (four halfs) instead of one.

Then there was the duck quesadilla. As a general life rule, if there is duck on the menu, I’ll order it. Go to Pacifico and get the duck quesadilla. Loaded with creamy gouda, drizzled with pomegranate reduction. Follow my life rule. You won’t be disappointed.

>>Pacifico, 220 College St., New Haven, is open daily at noon, and closes at 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday; 11 p.m. Thursday; and 1:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Information: and 203-772-4002.

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Room Report: Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale Wed, 08 Jul 2015 15:25:52 +0000 By Ramsey Qubein

Arrival Experience: The Omni New Haven hotel at Yale could not be more centrally located. It towers 19 floors in the downtown core within walking distance to Yale University’s campus and the Green, a square that commonly hosts concerts, farmer’s markets and a perfect place to bask in the sun. The elegant lobby is a quiet haven with leather furnishings, beautiful artwork, and small conversation areas to enjoy fruit-scented water or apples. The atmosphere is hushed, but the guest list runs the gamut from visitors to the university to social functions. Weekends often book up with weddings and conferences, and the hotel does a strong repeat business. With such constant activity, it is a pleasure to have a constantly smiling staff at reception.

Dining: The 19th floor restaurant, John Davenport’s at the Top of the Park, kicks off the day with a delicious breakfast buffet overlooking the magnificent cityscape including the Green and Yale University’s ornate architecture. During the evening hours, a fine dinner menu is open to all, and the new chef (hailing from Texas) is blending a bit of southwestern flair with the New England-inspired menu. Also on the top floor is a lively bar and conference space that is popular with groups. The lobby has a coffee bar with light snacks available throughout the day, and room service runs nonstop. Another popular feature of any Omni hotel is that Select Guest members (the free-to-join loyalty program) can enjoy complimentary morning beverages delivered to their room. They simply complete the menu form and hang it on their door the night before. A simple knock on the door at the pre-designated morning time leaves behind a tray of free drinks like coffee, juice, or bottled water. It is the perfect start to the day, and a simple benefit that goes a long way. Within walking distance of the hotel are dozens of popular cafes and restaurants including Basta and Claire’s Corner Copia, owned by a local chef, philanthropist and lover of all things organic. Both are area favorites serving fresh, sustainable cuisine and homemade recipes with a dose of authentic New Haven hospitality. Connected to the hotel is Cask Republic, a popular bar and bistro serving tasty fare and more craft brews and international beers than any other spot in town. Be sure to take a peek at the refrigerated beer cellar in the back, which keeps some of the most unique brews on hand including a variety of aged beers.

Rooms: Guest rooms in this tall tower have excellent views, especially from the higher floors. Options include the Green, campus vistas, or glimpses of the ocean and nearby port. All have soft carpeting, softly padded mattresses with thick pillows and duvets, and large desks with easy-access power outlets hidden on the side. Wireless high speed Internet is free for Select Guest members (remember, there is no charge to join), but carries a charge for others. Bedside alarm clocks, refrigerators with free bottled water, coffeemakers, and full-length mirrors are a nice touch. Closets have loads of hangers and a safe, and flat-screen cable TVs sit atop armoires facing the beds. The best rooms are the corner units with dual-sided views and walls of windows.

Amenities: While the hotel has its own 24-hour fitness center, reception can arrange free passes to a swimming pool and racquetball court on the Yale University campus. Meeting space, the largest in town, is often booked with university events or social functions. With a staff that aims to please, a central location and a full-service range of amenities, this is the best internationally branded hotel in town. It is not unusual for rooms to book up months in advance, and the community ties between the hotel and surrounding organizations keep the demand going in this popular New England destination.

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J. Crew is hosting an exclusive Men’s Suiting Event Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:55:11 +0000 Ext2_0167

This Saturday, July 11th from 12pm-5pm J. CREW will be hosting an exclusive Men’s Suiting Event.

Refreshments will be served and guests will be provided with personalized assistance from our suiting experts to ensure the perfect fit!

J. CREW will be offering 30% off of our Spring/Summer seasonal Ludlow suiting OR you mention this email, receive 20% off of our four season wool Ludlow suits.

For those unable to attend: The 30% off summer suiting is valid through July 19th & the 20% off additional Ludlow suiting is valid through the end of July by simply mentioning this email.

Hurry soon before you miss out of your opportunity to style up your life!

29 Broadway
New Haven, CT 06511

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Emporium DNA Summer Sale Fri, 12 Jun 2015 20:32:21 +0000 Visit Emporium DNA at 1 Broadway for their summer sale. Items are up to 50% off and new items are added daily. The selection includes men’s and women’s apparel and accessories. Please ask store sales staff for more information. Call the store at 203-535-0812.


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Emporium DNA Summer Sale Thu, 11 Jun 2015 21:27:31 +0000 Visit Emporium DNA at 1 Broadway for their summer sale. Items are up to 50% off and new items are added daily. The selection includes men’s and women’s apparel and accessories. Please ask store sales staff for more information. Call the store at 203-535-0812.

Emporium DNA summer sale

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Emporium DNA Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:50:26 +0000 Emporium DNA grand opening croped

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. 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.

Some of the brands Emporium DNA carries include Rebecca Minkoff, Michael Kors, G-Star Raw, Scotch & Soda, Clove Canyon and Mink Pink. It’s denim selection features J. Brand, Hudson, Paige and Habitual. 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. The men’s shop carries Scotch & Soda, Rag & Bone, G-Star Raw, Religion and John Varvatos.

Address & Phone

1 Broadway
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 535-0812

Store Hours

Mon-Sat – 10am-9pm
Sunday 11am-6pm


Emporium DNA New Haven


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KIKO Milano Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:43:10 +0000 Kiko Milano

Visit KIKO Milano in New Haven for an experience above any other in the cosmetics industry. 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.


Address & Phone

11 Broadway
New Haven, CT 06510

(203) 230-0555

Store Hours

Mon-Sat. 10am-9pm

Sun. 12pm-6pm


KIKO New Haven

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