A surface lot adjacent to the Webster Bank Arena and Ballpark at Harbor Yard is often called the Magic Johnson development area even though the retired basketball star, now entrepreneur, did nothing with it following the hoopla of his 2007 proposal. In short time the economy tanked. Now city officials say interest in the property has rebounded.
From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:
Nancy Hadley, who in the mid-2000s held Kooris’ job and still lives downtown, said the Harbor Yard lot is one of the top locations remaining for development.
“Personally I want to see something like a `Dave & Busters’ (restaurant, bar and arcade) or an ESPN Zone (sports-themed restaurant). Something that will just knock your socks off. It’s a regional draw that Stamford doesn’t have, New Haven doesn’t have,” Hadley said. “It will generate young people. I’d love to see something of that caliber.”
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