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Entries Tagged as 'Bijou Square'

I Am Mike, Hear Me Roer–Downtown Bookstore Loaded With Stuff

August 31st, 2017 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning

Author, entrepreneur, historian and collector, Mike Roer says his Academy Books and Records retail store Downtown is like the “hobby that got out of control.” Books? He has them. You like vinyl? Loads. Old magazines? Yup.

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Who Wants Pie? Check Out Milano’s

January 10th, 2017 · 13 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim on Tuesday cut the ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of Milano’s Wine Bar & Pizzeria in Bijou Square Downtown. Milano’s filled the vacancy left by Two Boots.

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“Lights On”–Bijou Theatre Screens New Chapter Of Events

October 23rd, 2016 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

When the curtain appeared to fall a few months ago on the Downtown gem Bijou Theatre it was like a shot to the solar plexus of patrons who loved live music, comedy, films, community events and theatrical productions in an intimate 200-seat setting. Developer Phil Kuchma says the Bijou never really closed, but has transitioned to […]

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Milano Wine Bar To Fill Two Boots Location Downtown

August 17th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Owners of the new Milano wine bar and pizzeria on Wednesday were putting the finishing touches on a makeover of the space that had been occupied by Two Boots that closed a few months ago in Bijou Square on Fairfield Avenue Downtown. They anticipate a soft opening within a week.

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Can Tiin No More

August 11th, 2016 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Can Tiin, a French Vietnamese bistro on Fairfield Avenue, has closed, marking another recent casualty of the Bijou Square redevelopment Downtown. The Bijou Theatre and Two Boots Restaurant are also recent closures although a new restaurant is preparing to fill the Two Boots space shortly.

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

July 30th, 2016 · 39 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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