Pokémoto Comes to Chapel West

On Tuesday the owners Thomas Nguyen and Gladys Longwa were joined by Yale University and city officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Pokémoto’s new 1145 Chapel St. location.   “It’s been very difficult to keep up with all the traffic,” he said. “And there were lots of students who didn’t want to come all the […]

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Pokémoto celebrates ribbon cutting ceremony

Mayor Toni Harp cut the ceremonial ribbon at Hawaiian poke restaurant Pokémoto on Tuesday afternoon at a celebration hosted by Yale University Properties. The restaurant celebrated the opening of its second location in New Haven at 1145 Chapel St. at the Shops at Yale.   The Shops at Yale feature major brand-name stores, including L.L. […]

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Pokémoto Doubles Down on New Haven

Hawaiian poké purveyor Pokémoto has opened a second Elm City location, at 1143 Chapel St.   “It’s been busy,” explained Pokémoto proprietor Thomas Nguyen. That success led him to open on Chapel Street this October, exactly a year and a day after the first store debuted.   “Demand for Pokémoto’s specialty dishes calls for another […]

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What The Fuss Is All About

The story of how Fussy Coffee at Science Park came to be named is a joke between David Negreiro and his brother-in-law and business partner Joe Ballaro. On one level, it’s a tongue-in-cheek riff on how pretentious some coffee shops can be. On another level, it’s about the two men’s love of a good coffee after a […]

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Gordon Enters the Promised Land

Gordon Daniell entered the new L.L. Bean store that opened on Elm Street Wednesday already wearing L.L. Bean-brand khakis, shoes, and a sun-blocking hiking shirt. He left the store with a new daypack and water bottle — and with the comfort that he’ll no longer have to leave town or shop online to pick up […]

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Chapel St. merchants host ‘Holiday Stroll’

This week the College-Chapel Merchants Association will host the first self-guided “Holiday Shop-Sip-Savor Stroll” from 4 to 8 p.m. this Wednesday and Thursday.   Participating merchants will offer shoppers exclusive deals and special offers, complemented by wine tastings and light hors d’oeuvres prepared by neighboring restaurants.   Hors d’oeuvres will be sponsored by Arethusa Farm […]

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Dowtown holiday events come to the Elm City

As December descends on campus, The Shops at Yale are hosting dozens of holiday-themed events and extravaganzas before the academic term ends. From ice carving to horses to yuletide music, students looking for holiday-spirited events may look no further than Broadway and Chapel Streets.   “We will have demos every Saturday where we’ll try out […]

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Elm City supports Small Business Saturday

While Yalies were still away on Thanksgiving break, ice sculpture demonstrations and Christmas carolers lined downtown New Haven on Saturday as business owners encouraged consumers to find holiday gifts in their shops.   “I think it has been pretty busy, which is awesome,” said Cy Eury, a shopper and Elm City resident, in an interview with […]

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Downtown Retailers Lure Shoppers with Deals

Black Friday events downtown include roaming greeters with special discounts, plus surprise giveaways for customers with Shops at Yale shopping bags. Ice-carving demonstrations are planned in the afternoon on Chapel Street in front of L’Occitane En Provence and Wave Gallery.     “Local shopping is critical to economic development in downtown New Haven and the […]

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