Around the District

May 1, 2010 9:02

Around the District

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

On exhibit & now playing in the district

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

Building for the Future

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.

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May 1, 2010 9:15 - 0 Comments

Rimage’s 25th anniversary

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!
Len Yanavich
Artistic Director, Rimage Salon


May 1, 2010 9:00 - 0 Comments

Connecticut Mission of Mercy

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.

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Aug 8, 2010 17:58 - 0 Comments

Chapel West Annual Cookout

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. . . .

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May 1, 2010 9:57 - 0 Comments

Welcome a new Commissioner

Howard K. Hill was recently elected to the Board of Commissioners at our annual meeting in February. Read more…