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Entries Tagged as 'Bass Pro Shops'

Mickey Makes Case For MGM, Amazon

October 16th, 2017 · 25 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mickey Herbert, president of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, enjoys an entrepreneurial spirit that he’s put into words and action, be it health care or sports entertainment. In his latest Mickey’s Mail eblast to his business community constituency, he muses about the potential of Amazon HQ2 and MGM’s proposal to build a waterfront gaming enterprise, as […]

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Free Parking Ends, Ferry Relocation Plan For East End Navigates Choppy Waters

September 30th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post The terminal relocation is just one piece of an evolving city coastline, which begins at the Steel Point redevelopment where Bass Pro Shops and some smaller tenants opened over the past few years, and continues up Seaview Avenue to the re-opened Pleasure Beach peninsula. And if MGM gets its way, […]

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MGM Raises Stakes With Plan To Build Bridgeport Casino

September 18th, 2017 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

With the promise of 2,000 permanent jobs matched by 2,000 slot machines,  MGM officials this morning including Bridgeport-born CEO Jim Murren will unveil plans for a $675 million waterfront resort on Seaview Avenue including a 300-room hotel, 900-foot boardwalk, 30,000 square feet of retail space and 160 table games. In a city in dire need […]

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Theater Development Project On City Council Agenda

September 15th, 2017 · 19 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Following approval by the Contracts Committee and then a public hearing the full City Council Monday night at Geraldine Johnson School will take up New York-based Exact Capitol’s $410 million proposal to resurrect two shuttered Downtown theaters as well as building more than 800 housing units occupying nearby streets including two residential towers to become the […]

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For Theater Project, It’s All About Jobs

September 6th, 2017 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Union jobs, open shop jobs, hey, any kind of jobs. That was the message that dominated the City Council public hearing Tuesday night for New York-based Exact Capitol’s $410 million proposal to resurrect two shuttered Downtown theaters as well as building more than 800 housing units occupying nearby streets including two residential towers to become […]

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Public Hearing Tuesday For Proposed Theater Development Agreement

September 2nd, 2017 · 8 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

A City Council public hearing regarding the city’s proposed agreement with Exact Capital Group to revitalize two shuttered Downtown theaters and build adjacent apartment units will take place Tuesday 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Geraldine Johnson School, 475 Lexington Avenue. See Land Development Agreement submitted to the council last month here. Full agenda here.

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School Board Candidates Hope ‘Passion With A Purpose’ Carries To Victory

August 5th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Wednesday, 4 p.m. is the deadline for petitioning candidates to submit signatures to the Registrar’s Office to qualify for a September 12 primary, including three school board challengers to Democratic-endorsed Jessica Martinez, Chaila Robinson and Hernan Illingworth who’ll have their first fundraiser that night at Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl & Grill inside Bass Pro Shops […]

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Here We Go Again, Another Fire At Former Rubber Plant, Emergency Demo Ordered

July 14th, 2017 · 56 Comments · Development and Zoning, Firefighters, News and Events

Update: City orders emergency demolition. See here. “Due to the fire and safety hazards that currently exist because of the most recent fire (Wednesday), an emergency order for demolition was issued by the Building Department in collaboration with the Bridgeport Fire Department,” according to city spokeswoman Rowena White. A demo crew was on site Friday morning. […]

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