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Entries Categorized as 'Development and Zoning'

O&G Relocation Battle Heats Up

August 21st, 2016 · 40 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

The administration of former Mayor Bill Finch urged O&G to move its Seaview Avenue operation to the West End. Following pushback from neighborhood residents, Mayor Joe Ganim’s not supporting the move by his predecessor. Not yet, anyway. How will it shake out?

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Who Wants Pie In The Port? Head To Brewport

August 20th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Have you checked out the new Brewport right off Exit 27 from I-95? It’s housed in an old newspaper distribution center not far from the ballpark and arena. What’s the secret to perfect pie? The water. And a tasty cold brew. And for you wine lovers they have that, too. And spirits. Gin! Now that’s our kinda […]

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Milano Wine Bar To Fill Two Boots Location Downtown

August 17th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Owners of the new Milano wine bar and pizzeria on Wednesday were putting the finishing touches on a makeover of the space that had been occupied by Two Boots that closed a few months ago in Bijou Square on Fairfield Avenue Downtown. They anticipate a soft opening within a week.

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Timpanelli’s Rock And Roll Life As Regional Business Chief Ending Soon

August 15th, 2016 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

After a mighty 28-year run as head of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council that covered five mayors, starts and stops in city developments, the New England economic crisis that saw bank closings, the roaring late 1990s, a ballpark and arena, followed by the worst economic downtown since the Great Depression, the age of the Internet, social […]

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City Fines Construction Firm For East Side Pile Mess

August 11th, 2016 · 41 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Asserting a large debris pile at its cement mixing facility is creating dust havoc and respiratory issues on the East Side, Mayor Joe Ganim on Thursday announced the city is fining O&G Industries $100 per day for violating the anti-blight ordinance.

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Can Tiin No More

August 11th, 2016 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Can Tiin, a French Vietnamese bistro on Fairfield Avenue, has closed, marking another recent casualty of the Bijou Square redevelopment Downtown. The Bijou Theatre and Two Boots Restaurant are also recent closures although a new restaurant is preparing to fill the Two Boots space shortly.

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A Rallying Cry For Downtown

August 5th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning

City policy wonk Jeff Kohut shares his observations on the critical need for a vibrant Downtown. From Kohut. The news of the closing of Bridgeport’s Bijou Theater took a lot of Bridgeporters and area residents by surprise last week when it was announced by the local media the present theater management just wasn’t getting enough […]

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City Seeks Public Input On Waterfront Plan

August 5th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release: The city is seeking public feedback on its Comprehensive Waterfront Plan at a neighborhood meeting Thursday Aug. 11, 6 pm-7:30 pm.  The meeting will take place at the East Side’s Luis Muñoz Marin School, 479 Helen St., in the cafeteria.

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