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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Shops at Yale hosts annual College Night

On Thursday night, free food-loving Yalies — and there are many of them — had to look only as far as The Shops at Yale for their evening treats.   The shops on Chapel Street and Broadway held their annual “College Night” on Thursday, an even that has taken place every year for more than […]

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Yale “boo-tiques” celebrate Halloween

“I think having local shops host trick-or-treating, face painting and costume contests is such a fantastic idea,” Ahern said. “Even with the rain, all of the other kids and parents walking around just had the biggest smiles on their faces.”   More than 1,000 children came to Broadway Island to a series of events co-hosted […]

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Family Fun Day at the Shubert Theatre

“The Shubert Theater is hosting its annual free Family Fun Day, on Sunday, October 28, for all to enjoy from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. ”   “This weekend’s free family fun weekend will also kick-off Shubert’s annual Holiday food and toy drive. Non-perishable food and new, unwrapped toys will be collected until December 31 to benefit FISH of […]

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