Around the District
May 1, 2010 9:02
The flower planting continues with summer flowers and the replanting with mums every September. They’re already looking great.We now have 40 concrete planters and have phased down the wooden barrels to only 20.
Nick Singh of the Chapel Mini Mart has upgraded the property he purchased at 1182 Chapel St. Following a complete renovation, Pancho’s restaurant has opened.
Chapel West is collaborating with the Economic Development Dept. and the various restaurants that provide sidewalk dining services to upgrade their spaces. We are looking to make improvements with fences/railing, lighting, tables & chairs, flowers, shrubbery, awnings, etc. Everyone is quite excited about the project and the cooperative effort being put forth by all involved. Work should begin as soon as the City finishes the new sidewalk construction that will start this month
Chris Alexiades, Clay Studio, has agreed to head up a Merchants Committee to take on the various events sponsored by CW and to create more.We are just starting to put a team together and will keep you informed. Read more…
Feb 1, 2010 9:08 - 0 Comments
Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future Yale University Art Gallery, Chapel St. February 19 – May 2, 2010
Yale School of Architecture, York St. February 18 – May 2, 2010
The exhibition conveys the technological and structural ingenuity of Saarinen’s buildings. The show features full-scale building mock-ups, never-before-seen drawings,models, photographs, films, and ephemera. Read more…
May 1, 2010 9:48
Property owners in our District recognize that they have an important role to play in the positive growth of Chapel West. Your Board of Commissioners works on cleaning, maintenance, safety, zoning, planning and bringing people together in order to build a better community. Since we moved into our offices at 1205 Chapel St. improvements and renovations have been ongoing. From large projects like the Study Hotel, Yale’s Rudolph Hall, Loria Center, renovations at AYA & 1195 Chapel St. to Howard K. Hill’s Funeral Home refurbishing and John Cannon’s 1187 Chapel St. In between these projects, Vin Gagliardi renovated 1179 Chapel, Rimage upgraded the entire front of his building, Chapel Pediatrics upgraded their landscaping at 1441 Chapel ,Michael Criscio followed suit at M & M Pawn Shop along with Off Broadway, Inc., EST, EST, EST, and the Pizza House investing in improvements to their real estate. Arnie Lehrer is just finishing up with a new brick stairway that looks great.
May 1, 2010 9:15 - 0 Comments
Twenty years ago, I moved uptown from College Street, eventually settling in our 1850’s home. I shared space across the street with Bill and Marilyn at Hulls, Bobby at Carafano’s and the Schaeffers as a landlord and the old Santa at Lenoce’s. To stake claim to a growing neighborhood, beautify it w/gardens and welcome new people to an area that had often times been shunned was a goal of mine, and with the help of other new businesses like London Ltd. and Geraldine’s we’re seeing it happen. I’m proud to stand on our “new porch” and look out at what progress and healthy development can bring. Here’s to another 25!
Artistic Director, Rimage Salon
May 1, 2010 9:00 - 0 Comments
Dr. Ronald Delfini and staff, along with Marcia Delfini, volunteered at the third annual Connecticut Mission of Mercy, which was held March 12-13 in Middletown, CT. The Connecticut Mission of Mercy is an organization of dental and healthcare professionals along with community volunteers who provide much needed dental services to individuals who have difficulty accessing dental care. This year’s Mission of Mercy treated over 2,000 patients and provided approximately $800,000 worth of dental care.
Aug 8, 2010 17:58 - 0 Comments
The cookout is well attended every summer. Pictures can be viewed in the newsletters.
May 1, 2010 9:11 - 0 Comments
By Vin Romei
On an employee resume: “My first job was working in an orange juice factory, but I got canned. I couldn’t concentrate.”
Chapel West welcomes a new addition to the neighborhood. Sophie Cullinan, Geraldine’s Golden Retriever. Sophie takes Jim for a walk 3-4 times per day. Brian wanted to register her to vote. . . .