The Shops at Yale and Yale University Properties announce the opening of seven new businesses in the Chapel Street Historic and Broadway Districts with a celebration on November 25 at 11:15 a.m. with Mayor Toni N. Harp and local and state leaders. The new additions build on the thriving retail community and continue to elevate the New Haven foodie culture.
“We are delighted that these businesses have chosen New Haven as a place for growth and expansion,” said Lauren Zucker, Yale University’s Associate Vice President for New Haven Affairs and University Properties. “These stores and restaurants will bring new experiences and new jobs to New Haven. Yale is committed to working with the local community by sustaining a vital downtown and promoting New Haven’s economic development through Yale University’s community investment program.”
New Businesses Include:
Extra Virgin Oil Store, owned by local entrepreneur Stephen Clemente, opened its second location at 1020 Chapel Street and will offer premium quality olive oils, vinegars, pastas, and gourmet items.
Barbour Inc. opened its first Connecticut store at 27 Broadway. Barbour, celebrating 120 years of business, started as an outerwear company and now offers a broad choice of collections for men, women and children, with a complete wardrobe of outerwear, knitwear, shirts, pants, footwear and accessories.
Lou Lou, a family-owned boutique specializing in women’s clothing and accessories, opened its first Connecticut store at 23 Broadway. Tara and Ben Wegdam started the concept in Virginia and will soon have more than twenty boutiques nationwide.
Emporium DNA and Kiko Milano, announced in early August, opened their first Connecticut locations on Broadway. Emporium DNA features a carefully curated mix of contemporary apparel and accessories brands. Kiko Milano, an affordable Italian professional cosmetics brand, features more than 1,200 products.
Harvest Wine Bar and Restaurant, a farm-to-fork concept, opened on the lower level of the Yale Center for British Art at 1104 Chapel Street, across from the Yale University Art Gallery. Harvest is a family-operated restaurant with four sister locations in Connecticut. Tarry Lodge, operated by Batali and Bastianich Hospitality Group, opened at 278 Park Street. Both restaurants serve lunch and dinner.
Ample parking is available in the Broadway District at the 56 Broadway Center Lot with more than 120 parking spaces. Ample parking is available in the Chapel Street Historic District at the 255 Crown Street Lot with more than 110 parking spaces. On-street parking is also available and meters accept credit and debit cards.
The Shops at Yale Information:
The additions to the Chapel Street Historic and Broadway Districts will continue to enhance the mix of retailers and restaurants already in New Haven such as Apple, J. Crew, Urban Outfitters, Origins, Thali Too, Maison Mathis, Trailblazer, the Yale Bookstore, L’Occitane En Provence, Union League Café, Claire’s Corner Copia, Connecticut Running Company, Shake Shack, Raggs, idiom boutique, Wave, and Derek Simpson Jewelers. Ample parking is available in downtown New Haven with convenient lots located at 56 Broadway and 255 Crown Street as well as 15,000 on-street parking spaces.