Bridgeport’s Downtown gem, the Bijou Theatre, a key component of a mixed-use redevelopment on Fairfield Avenue, will close its doors in a week, according to Christine Brown, who managed operations there for five years. A disappointed Brown says try as she may, rental and utility costs could not make the entertainment venue sustainable.
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July 30th, 2016 · 20 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
July 30th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
From the CT Post The revitalization of downtown Bridgeport received a significant boost Friday with word that Darien Rowayton Bank has signed a six-year lease at 855 Main St., across from the headquarters of People’s United Bank.
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July 19th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
For Tom Gill, it’s déjà vu all over again. Needing consistency in a key revenue-generating department, Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday brought back Gill to once again lead the Office of Planning and Economic Development, a position Gill had for about six years during the tenure of Democratic Mayor John Mandanici, 1975-81. Gill returns to the role in […]
July 18th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events
News release from Emera Energy: Bridgeport Energy is pleased to announce its newly installed 248 kW roof top solar array is now operational and producing renewable energy in Bridgeport.
July 17th, 2016 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
The Bridgeport Housing Authority will have four executive directors in about four years with the announced departure of George Byers following a dispute with Mayor Joe Ganim who appoints the commissioners. The authority that recast itself Park City Communities has a $51 million budget serving the housing needs of 12,000 residents.
July 16th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Damaged by a tornado, the Barnum Museum’s restoration effort was boosted a few days ago by a $500,000 grant approved by the State Bond Commission for architectural work in support of the museum’s dome stabilization and the comprehensive restoration of the entire national landmark structure.
July 13th, 2016 · 21 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events
From city Communications Director Av Harris: Mayor Joe Ganim today announced that the City of Bridgeport has sold the remaining two pieces of land at Steelpointe Harbor for $2,086,600 to the Bridgeport Landing Development (BLD). The deal was closed on July 1, 2016 giving BLD approval to begin construction on a Cinépolis luxury movie theatre, […]
July 12th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
It’s not every day the city scores an A+. On Fairfield Avenue, a few blocks from the Klein Memorial Auditorium, Mayor Joe Ganim on Tuesday was joined by city and state officials for the grand opening of security provider A+ Technology and Security Solutions‘ expansion from Long Island to its first physical presence in Connecticut in […]