Full of Surprises

The obvious comparison is between Sherkaan and what Kapadia called “white tablecloth” Indian restaurants, which she explained are Indian by way of imperial Britain. Harpaidas, who is also Kapadia’s husband, elaborates. “Anyone who thought Indian food thought tikka masala or vindaloo, right? I’m not saying it’s not true Indian. They use Indian spices. But it’s […]

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Braces Your Shelves

A few of the shelves at Grey Matter Books, a two-month-old shop on York Street near Elm, are still empty, but that’s because owner Sam Burton is still looking for just the right books to fill his cases—and because books are always heading back out the door. When shoppers come in to browse, he hopes […]

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New Indian restaurant opens on Broadway

The murals, decor and food of New Haven’s newest eatery are designed to make patrons feel as though they are dining on the streets of India.   Sherkaan Indian Street Food opened at 65-B Broadway in the Shops at Yale on April 3, and Yale University Properties hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning.   Owner […]

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Sherkaan Indian Street Food Opens at 65-B Broadway, New Haven

Yale University Properties celebrates the open of Sherkaan Indian Street Food at The Shops at Yale in downtown New Haven.   Sherkaan, which is Hindi for “tiger-king”, is themed after old-world India.  Owners, Ankit Harpaldas and Sona Ramchandani, both Connecticut residents, have created a menu containing some traditional Indian dishes, but many with a modern […]

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W. Mass retailer makes book on York Street

He called his store “Grey Matter Books” in recognition of the part of human physiology most impacted by books (which Burton called “the second-best form of information-transfer the world has ever devised”).   “I am excited to expand my business into New Haven,” Burton said. “I love being surrounded by so much art, culture and […]

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Students can enjoy discounts and more during College Night on Broadway

College students from across the state will converge on Broadway in New Haven on Thursday, April 4 to celebrate College Night.   During the event, students can take advantage of exclusive one-night-only shopping discounts of up to 30% off from participating retailers.   Parking for The Shops at Yale is available at four surface lots […]

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Bookstore opening celebrated in downtown New Haven today

Grey Matter Books is opening at 264 York St. at The Shops at Yale in downtown.   This is the second location for Grey Matter Books. Owner and operator Sam Burton opened his first location in 2009 in Hadley, Mass. after launching his business online years earlier, according to a release.   “We are delighted […]

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College Night on Broadway

(WTNH) – College students work hard and deserve a break! Connecticut college and university students can catch a free event in downtown New Haven happening on April 4th.   College night on Broadway kicks off at Broadway Island at 56 Broadway from 4:00pm to 9:00pm.   Students must bring their valid student I.D. with them […]

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Freebie Friday: Deals & freebies coming in April

(WTNH) – It’s the last weekend of March and as we get ready to kick off a new month, there are new deal days and freebies to look forward to! On April 4th, a free event for college students at The Shops at Yale from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be free food, discounted shopping, music and […]

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