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Entries Tagged as 'Épernay Bistro'

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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Farewell To A City Friend

April 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport

CT Post reporter Vinti Singh pens a poignant farewell piece as she departs for a new job. Friday is her last day on the job, according to the story that appeared in the Post, reproduced here: I hope one day I can say I was there to see Bridgeport come alive again. I moved to […]

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Good Shows And Good Eats! Entertainment Feeds Restaurants

February 19th, 2012 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport

Joseph’s Steakhouse on Fairfield Avenue downtown was sizzling early Saturday night. And it wasn’t just the dry-aged beef on the grill. Where there’s entertainment folks want to make a night of it starting with dinner.

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Buy Local, Buy Local, Buy Local!

November 26th, 2011 · 18 Comments · Best of Bridgeport

Where are you shopping this Black Friday weekend? Let’s make an effort to support Bridgeport businesses. The other day Mayor Bill Finch highlighted several downtown small business owners including Gabby Fludd, owner of the Gumdrop Swap gumdropswap.com inside the Arcade Mall located at 1001 Main Street and Dave Schneider of historic Jimmy’s www.jimmyshiphop.com for hip clothes and footwear. In addition, […]

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Bare It All Downtown

November 11th, 2011 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning

As a young scribe 30 years ago there was the Ocean Sea Grill downtown and a few other eateries that came and went. And oh yeah, we had the bars. For reporters working the night shift churning out The Telegram, predecessor of the Connecticut Post (The Tele was the morning paper and the Post the afternoon) Sol’s Cafe on […]

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What’s Going On Downtown?

March 29th, 2011 · 58 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

There’s some good stuff going on downtown. Young professionals living in the old Citytrust Building on Main Street, 881 the Lofts across from Housatonic Community College and Bijou Square on Fairfield Avenue, developer Phi Kuchma’s retail, restaurant and residential project. Can you imagine, downtown has a wine store (Bijou Square) and a bookstore (Rainy Faye) at John […]

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What The Hell Does Matt Bai Know About Bridgeport?

September 23rd, 2010 · 26 Comments · City Politics, State Politics

Matt Bai, why don’t you stick your head up your ass! The know-it-all scribe for The New York Times, who thinks he’s smart and everyone else is stupid, former student of Bridgeport Regional Business Council President Paul Timpanelli, wrote this in an exhaustive Sunday Times Mag piece about Connecticut politics:

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Maley And Beccaro Emerge As Mayor’s Sludge Kings

September 16th, 2010 · 29 Comments · City Budget, City Politics, Development and Zoning

Great to have friends in high places. Two lawyers and friends of Mayor Bill Finch have quietly emerged as key to his reelection in 2011. This is some good shit in more ways than one. Ed Maley and Bill Beccaro, two veteran state legislative operatives, are spearheading an effort on the mayor’s behalf to shepherd […]

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