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Entries Tagged as 'Bijou Square'

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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Introducing Ripka’s Bridgeport Market Downtown–Produce, Butchery, Bakery, Seafood, Wine Bar and Café

June 4th, 2013 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

It’s been a long time coming for Downtown Bridgeport, a sign that foot traffic aided by young professionals occupying the city’s new housing units can support a market. Monday night Ripka’s Bridgeport Market, inside the historic Arcade building on Main Street, opened its doors for a grand celebration attended by more than 100 city officials, […]

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Eversly’s No Little Snoozy, Highlights Accomplishments

March 27th, 2013 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

No one can accuse former city development chief Don Eversley of backing down. Eversley, who’s taken all kinds of heat from OIB posters, defends his honor in this lengthy rejoinder to his critics, as a follow-up to his statement the other day characterizing OIB posters as “miserable, bitter old people that post online.” In fact, […]

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Mayor Puts On Bright Face, Highlights Accomplishments, Braces For Beastly Budget–Will Malloy Step Up For Bridgeport?

March 20th, 2013 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bill Finch took office as mayor of Connecticut’s largest city in December of 2007. Assuming he fills out this second four-year term he will become one of the longest-serving mayors in city history surpassed only by Republican Clifford Wilson, Democrat Joe Ganim and Socialist Jasper McLevy. The budget Finch will soon propose to the City […]

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