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.
Entries Tagged as 'Phil Kuchma'
August 11th, 2016 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
August 5th, 2016 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning
City policy wonk Jeff Kohut shares his observations on the critical need for a vibrant Downtown. From Kohut. The news of the closing of Bridgeport’s Bijou Theater took a lot of Bridgeporters and area residents by surprise last week when it was announced by the local media the present theater management just wasn’t getting enough […]
August 1st, 2016 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning
The notion that Downtown Bridgeport is unsafe is a fallacy. The Bijou Theatre enjoyed a number of performances that were jam packed. Were people afraid to attend then? When the Webster Bank arena has a sold-out event–and there have been many–are they afraid? Downtown Cabaret Theater just two blocks from the Bijou has had numerous sold-out […]
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.
March 17th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning
Two Boots took a walk on Downtown Bridgeport. Some hand-wringing is going on over this. Communications professional Doug Davidoff who resides Downtown says the neighborhood has a lot more going on than the naysayers assert. He shares in this commentary that follows a response to OIB comments and perspective as a relatively new resident. I’ve […]
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 […]
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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December 31st, 2013 · 1 Comment · City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events
A new bishop for Diocese of Bridgeport, Downtown housing, a fired airport manager, a $400,000 land improvement a judge rules taxpayers were not obligated to pay, were among lead stories for July/August 2013. Other headlines:
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