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Entries Tagged as 'Bijou Square'

Bijou Theatre Plans To Shut Doors–”We Are All Devastated”

July 30th, 2016 · 20 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

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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Dough Alert–’Aiming Too High’ Two Boots Downtown Closes, Owes Taxes

March 17th, 2016 · 36 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: The owners of Two Boots Downtown, one of the original tenants in Phil Kuchma’s Bijou Square redevelopment that cleaned up a couple of city blocks on Fairfield Avenue, have announced the business has closed after eight years, according to the pizza specialty website. According to city tax records Two Boots has shut its doors owing […]

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Courting A Development Chief

November 13th, 2015 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The Bridgeport business community didn’t exactly bust open wallets to finance Joe Ganim’s election, most of the campaign loot went to outgoing Mayor Bill Finch and Ganim’s chief general election opponent Mary-Jane Foster, but now business leaders want to help Ganim identify a replacement assuming current development chief David Kooris is shown the door.

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Show Time! In 40th Season, Downtown Cabaret Marries Bridgeport Theatre Company

March 17th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Building a united brand with more dates and attractions, the Downtown Cabaret Theatre, celebrating its 40th anniversary, has joined forces with the five-year-old Bridgeport Theatre Company to create the Downtown Cabaret Main Stage Theatre featuring plays, musicals, concerts and award-winning children’s shows. Cabaret website here.

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Bridgeport Unveils ‘Better Every Day’ Campaign Sans Finch

November 17th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Enlisting a contractor to share the story of “Bridgeport getting better every day,” the city has launched a $250,000 marketing campaign under the direction of Communications Director Brett Broesder to highlight city progress on television, radio and websites into the new year. Mayor Bill Finch, seeking reelection in 2015, will not appear in the campaign. […]

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Debating Tax Incentives To Encourage Development

September 9th, 2014 · 16 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning

Several City Council members such as Trish Swain and Rick Torres, in a story by Brian Lockhart of the CT Post, wonder how much money the city is leaving on the table because of tax breaks. Then again, how much would the city lose by not offering developers incentives?

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Trattoria ‘A Vucchella, ‘A Sweet Mouth’ Kisses Downtown

April 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events

A new Italian restaurant has joined Downtown’s Bijou Square, filling the space formerly occupied by the French bistro Épernay on Fairfield Avenue. ‘A Vucchella (“a sweet mouth” in Neapolitan dialect) features southern Italian dishes. Makayla Silva of the CT Post has more: Bijou Square can now add authentic Italian cuisine to its menu.

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Kuchma Celebrates New Downtown Housing

August 30th, 2013 · 17 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Developer Phil Kuchma and Mayor Bill Finch today (Friday) will host a ribbon cutting for 1208 Broad Street, a new 12-unit apartment building adjacent to the Broad Street steps Downtown.

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