Little things mean a lot, especially for the city’s East End comeback neighborhood that received news last week of an M&T Bank branch opening on Stratford Avenue at the Honey Locust Square development featuring a grocery store, healthcare facility, pharmacy and restaurant under construction.
The neighborhood has been without a localized bank destination and grocery store for a generation.
On Thursday developer Robert Christoph Jr. will join city officials and business leaders to announce the latest enhancements to the Steelpointe redevelopment area, adding a full-service gas station and Dunkin’ Donuts on Seaview Avenue to serve the East End.
City Councilman Ernie Newton has been influential recruiting a full-service station and Dunkin’ Donuts to his neighborhood.
“Amenities accessible to the people in the neighborhood keeps a community together,” says Newton. “A lot of major things are starting to fall into place. I’m grateful to be a part of it.”
The harbor-side Steelpointe Harbor community includes Bass Pro Shops, Boca Oyster, Starbucks, T-Mobile and Chipotle, North Sails, watercraft transportation company Hornblower and Bridgeport Boatworks.