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. Our 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.

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 complete renovation.

Chapel West Special Services District 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.

Alex from Chap’s has another restaurant at 821 Chapel St. It’s called Golden Rock. Good luck to Alex.

We have trimmed the trees on Park St. from Chapel to Crown and a few on Chapel Street. Some are trimmed to protect buildings and some to provide more light.