Bridgeport Correctional Officers Plan To Open Billiard Parlor

Billiards parlor
Plans are being presented to Bridgeport zoners for a billiards parlor at 102 Bank St. next to the Citytrust building.

From Keila Torres Ocasio, CT Post:

Four Bridgeport correctional officers plan to open a billiard parlor downtown next month in the former Citytrust building.

City resident Neelton Gooden said he learned to play pool several years ago and “fell in love with it.” But he was tired of having to go out of town for a decent pool hall.

So he spoke to a group of his friends and colleagues at the Department of Correction and they decided to open a billiard parlor themselves. They chose downtown because there aren’t too many options for entertainment there, Gooden, 45, said.

The Bijou Theatre, located on Fairfield Avenue for several years, recently closed its doors. Work is now being done on a planned German beer hall in the original People’s Bank building and a comedy club in the former Playhouse on the Green theater, both on State Street.

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  1. New business with personal property to be taxed equals economic development? Correctional officers putting private money at risk? What are the zoning issues they face? With the location pictured above, is a so-called “bank shot” necessary? Time will tell.


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