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Transformation Of Ballpark To Music Amphitheater Progresses

October 10th, 2018 · 25 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

The double plays turned at second base at the old ballpark at Harbor Yard will convert to double octaves of music next summer at the amphitheater now under construction … if weather cooperates. That’s where the stage will be equipped as work continues for a projected opening next summer showcasing some of the world’s hottest performers in […]

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Onofrio To Replace Herbert As Bridgeport Regional Business Chief

October 2nd, 2018 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Dan Onofrio, a partner in three Rita’s Ice franchises in Connecticut, has been tapped to replace Mickey Herbert as chief executive of the 700-member Bridgeport Regional Business Council, according to a news release issued by the board of directors. Herbert’s final day is October 31. The business organization covers Bridgeport, Stratford, Trumbull and local chamber affiliates.

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‘Dream’ For ‘Iconic’ Amphitheater Breaks Ground

July 12th, 2018 · 10 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim, Live Nation concert promoter Jim Koplik and developer Howard Saffan broke ground Thursday on a $15 million warm-weather amphitheater whose boutique tensile roof more than 100 feet high will change the face of the Downtown/South End just off I-95. The venue, replacing the ballpark at Harbor Yard, will seat roughly 5,500 and […]

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Bada Bing In The ‘Port–Breuer And Diceman Cometh To New Comedy Club Downtown

April 20th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

No longer must you attend a City Council meeting for a good laugh in Bridgeport. Vinnie Brand‘s Stress Factory comedy club celebrates its grand opening May 2, followed by a number of funny people on tap in the initial weeks including Jim Breuer, Gary Owen and Andrew Dice Clay. Bada bing!

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Wanted: Regional Business Chief

March 29th, 2018 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mickey Herbert is one of those entrepreneurs who thinks outside the box, even in his political calculations. In 2015, he was among the few business community leaders to back Joe Ganim’s return as mayor. Just about everyone else weighed in heavily for incumbent Bill Finch in the primary or Mary-Jane Foster in the general election. […]

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Concert Amphitheater Approved; McCarthy, Holloway Bid Farewell

November 7th, 2017 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

On an emotional night for City Council President Tom McCarthy, who bid farewell to his peers after 16 years on the legislative body, the past 10 as its leader, the council voted 18-2 to approve the contract between the city and a joint venture of sports entrepreneur Howard Saffan and concert promoter Live Nation to […]

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Amphitheater Proposal Music To Ears At City Council Public Hearing

October 31st, 2017 · 17 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Vendors, suppliers and regional businesses Monday night at a City Council public hearing voiced support to transform the Ballpark at Harbor Yard into a warm-weather, $15 million, 6,000-seat concert amphitheater managed by Live Nation and sports entertainment entrepreneur Howard Saffan.

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Council Committee Approves Concert Amphitheater At Harbor Yard

October 26th, 2017 · 54 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Firefighters, News and Events

Update: see contract here. The City Council’s Contracts Committee in a 4-1 vote Wednesday night approved a facility development and operating agreement that allows sports entrepreneur Howard Saffan and concert promoter Jim Koplik of Live Nation to operate the warm-weather Harbor Yard Amphitheater projected to open in the spring of 2019. The contract goes to […]

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