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Zoning Board members could point to where the high rises dotted the South End stood, though shrouded in fog as they marched down a near-deserted boardwalk to the tune of beeping bulldozers. The band of volunteers decides what goes up in this fast-growing city, but rarely visits sites as a troupe. So the board packed into a muted-gold minivan on a recent afternoon and toured the now 10-year-old Harbor …

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What is Harbor Point? Harbor Point, the 80-acre development site originally planned more than a decade ago, comprises two main tracts of land, both old industrial sites in Stamford’s South End. To the northeast, Harbor Point is the entire old Yale & Towne factory site, roughly the block between Henry Street to the south and Market Street to the north. To the southwest, Harbor Point is the old Pitney …

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Building and Land Technology (BLT), developer of Harbor Point, has reached a major milestone in the development of one of the largest brownfield cleanup projects in the Northeast. BLT has now finished the active remediation of approximately 90 acres of formerly environmentally impacted land in the South End and Waterside neighborhoods of Stamford. BLT recently filed several key closure reports with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection …

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Shop small, do big things for your community Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story! You’re IT Walter’s Hot Dogs! Three questions with Katharine Woodward, owner of Walter’s Hot Dogs. Why did …

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Downtown isn’t the only place to which business leaders are flocking. Stamford’s waterfront neighborhoods along Long Island Sound, including Shippan Point and Harbor Point, are welcoming business, retail and residential development. Michael P. Connors, chairman and CEO of ISG, a technology research and advisory firm, says he had the opportunity to put the company’s headquarters anywhere he wanted when he needed to expand from downtown Stamford. He choose Harbor …

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Fairway Market launched Monday a system for shoppers to avoid checkout lines by scanning purchases into mobile phones — weighing produce and other items on digital scales positioned in aisles — and charge purchases to payment accounts. Fairway, which has a store in Stamford’s South End, becomes the first supermarket in the Tri-state region to offer a mobile, self-scanning checkout option, according to FutureProof Retail which designed the Fairway …

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In the six days since Westover Magnet Elementary School students were told where they would be moving while their building is cleared of mold , office spaces at Silicon Harbor have been transformed into glass-paned classrooms. Conference rooms became computer labs. Huddle spaces now store learning materials. A once-carpeted hallway is now a gym. Wearing pink work boots and a hot pink hard hat, Principal Kathy Wunder greeted students …

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Three years after his last restaurant venture in Stamford, Par Shakiban has made a comeback in the city. The veteran restaurateur opened the Patisserie Salzburg bakery-cafe on Nov. 1, at 10 Harbor Point Road, in the Harbor Point neighborhood of the city’s South End, joining two Salzburg locations in Westchester County, N.Y. Shakiban knows Stamford well, having previously owned Eclisse, an Italian restaurant that was in business from 1990 …

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Theresa “Terry” Rogers has lived in the Harbor Point neighborhood of Stamford’s South End for the past three and a half years. Now, many of her neighbors are becoming her customers, too. Launched July 12, the opening of Harbor Point Wines & Spirits, at 130 Washington Blvd., fulfills a long-standing goal for Rogers, who also owns Horseneck Wines & Liquors in downtown Greenwich. With her local connections and subject …

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Building and Land Technology has officially opened Harbor Landing Apartments, its newly constructed 218-unit building at 28 Southfield Ave. in Stamford. The apartments are surrounded by a six-mile waterfront boardwalk, two restaurants, a marina and a full-service boatyard. Options range from studio to two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments, with monthly rents between $1,800 to $4,725. Harbor Landings’ amenities include a waterfront sundeck with pool and grills, free 1G common area Wi-Fi, …

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The June 2 opening of Hinckley Boat Yard on Stamford Harbor is just the latest step forward in the ongoing construction at the city’s Harbor Point and Harbor Landing — work that has transformed the once industrial waterfront into the kind of modern “live-work-play” cityscape that’s all the rage nationwide. In fact, anyone visiting Stamford after a few years away would be amazed by what’s happening, said Ted Ferrarone, …

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BCONE is proud to celebrate the success of the Harbor Point redevelopment project in Stamford Connecticut with our 2018 Sustainable Communities Redevelopment Award. BCONE presents this award to the brownfield development project which, from an overall perspective, has provided the greatest benefit to the municipality and its citizens. The Harbor Point project, which was submitted by Fuss O’Neill, was chosen as the winner of a very competitive field. Harbor …

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The owner of downtown Greenwich’s Horseneck Wines & Liquors plans to open within the next couple of months a second establishment, in the Harbor Point complex in Stamford’s South End. Theresa “Terry” Rogers is targeting a launch between mid-April and early May for Harbor Point Wines & Spirits, at 130 Washington Blvd. Rogers lives with her husband a few hundred yards away in the Infinity apartment building. “I’ve done …

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In the Fall of 2017, the Iconic Walter’s Hot Dogs, the Mamaroneck institution, opened an outpost right here in Stamford! Word spread like wildfire and so did our blog post! We could tell that you were excited! While the iconic eatery closed their doors for the bulk of the winter, the team will re-open for the seaon in Harbor Point’s Commons Park (200 Commons Park South) beginning TOMORROW (March …

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As one Restaurant Week ends, another begins!  The team in Harbor Point has announced their first ever Harbor Point Restaurant Week taking place Monday, March 5th through Sunday, March 11th. The week long program will highlight nine Harbor Point eateries, each of which will be offering special deals and discounts through special menus. The restaurants will offer three course prix fixe meal menus for either lunch/dinner offerings at a price point they choose …

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Thomas Kelly and his colleagues at Mexicue spent the past couple of years looking for a location with the ingredients for the restaurant to expand outside New York City. They found the recipe on the waterfront in the city’s South End. The Mexican-influenced Mexicue will open Thursday its fourth establishment, at 15 Harbor Point Road, in the Harbor Point complex. It is taking some 5,000 square feet in a …

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Back in the day, my friends and I had our go-to Mexican restaurant in Stamford. If we wanted good Mexican food in a friendly setting, this place was where we went. Since it closed many years ago we have been on the hunt for a spot we like as much. I’m thrilled to say that at last, with the arrival of Mexicue on February 22, (which just so happens …

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The apartment boom in southwestern Connecticut represents more than a youth movement. While millennial-aged residents account for a large share of the residents moving into the thousands of units that have opened in the area in the past decade, developments such as Building and Land Technology’s Harbor Point in Stamford are attracting an increasingly diverse group of tenants. The trend attests to the evolution of their neighborhoods and foreshadows …

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The Hinckley Company announced today that Hinckley Yacht Services Stamford is now open for business and will begin hauling yachts for the winter storage season this October. Peter Manion has joined Hinckley as the General Manager of the Stamford, Connecticut yard. Manion will report into Chief Operating Officer Mike Arieta in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Hinckley Yacht Services Stamford Peter Manion A two-time member of the US Sailing Team, Manion …

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On Saturday, October 14, 2017, many gathered to “Run for Waterside,” a 5k benefitting the Waterside School Scholarship Program. The School, drawing principally from Stamford’s most economically challenged communities, seeks to provide its children a rigorous classroom experience blending the important lessons of the classroom with the requisite lessons of character and the lasting lessons of the heart. Waterside School was purposefully designed to offer an alternative to the …

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Rich Breksa was ready for the opening of his favorite hot dog stand’s new branch. He checked every day to find out the debut date. He followed the business on Facebook. He scouted the location. Finally, he made his inaugural order on Thursday as Walter’s Hot Dogs started serving in the food stand in Commons Park in the city’s South End. The new location marks the second brick-and-mortar establishment …

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Connecticut’s two closest towns battle it out with new homes, luxe leisure sports and top tech and hedge-fund firms. GREENWICH The reputation Few places in America conjure up images of wealth and exclusivity more than Greenwich. As affluent as it is picturesque, its beaches, sprawling estates and upscale shopping and dining scenes have made it a standout destination in Fairfield County — the mostly leafy enclave filled with bedroom …

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It’s time to get out your jerseys… football season is here! Though some may prefer to watch the latest game in the comfort of their own home, many Fairfield County restaurants and bars are serving up NFL-inspired specials that are sure to lure fans from the couch. From reduced price apps to tasty wings to drink specials, here are restaurants and bars where you can catch the latest match-ups. …

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Christa Forrest exhibited her oil and pastel paintings of local New England and Hudson Valley landscapes, including a large oil canvas depicting Cove Island Beach against the backdrop of a sunset. Forrest, 47, of Stamford, who teaches at Stamford’s Pinot’s Palette — a paint and sip studio at Harbor Point where students can learn to paint while drinking wine —quit a career in finance three years ago to go …

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“What’s wrong with this hamburger?” I asked my newly minted stepmother. This was back when I was disguised to myself as a child, but savvy enough to realize that her version of a hamburger tasted really off. “Hamburger Helper,” she explained. “Hamburger Hurter,” I thought to myself. Now, as an adult, card-carrying carnivore, I’m still leery of burger extenders, be they crumbs, flour, veggies or any other manner of …

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The Stamford Art Festival returns to Harbor Point for a third year July 29 to 30 and will showcase more than 125 artists and artisans chosen from the local and national arts scene. A juried event, the festival will include paintings, photography, drawings, prints, sculptures, mixed media, jewelry, ceramics, fiber, metal and glass pieces that are all original works and available for purchase in different price ranges. “Because there …

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Jacob Alcantara, 9, of Stamford said he is looking forward to math when he starts the fifth grade in September. “I like math because every teacher I have for math makes it fun,” Alcantara said. On Sunday, Alcantara picked out a new blue backpack at Verizon Harbor Point stuffed with supplies, including pencils, loose leaf paper, a notebook and a ruler. “I’m really happy with my bag and excited …

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Serendipity Labs plans a major expansion of its shared workspace center in the city’s South End by the end of this year to meet growing demand, the firm’s chief executive told Hearst Connecticut Media on Friday. Opened in September, the Serendipity hub now covers about 13,000 square feet on the ground floor at 700 Canal St. The expansion would add about 9,000 square feet on the same level, bringing …

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Larry Simms has always enjoyed boating with his wife Barbara. But he didn’t enjoy the constant upkeep. “When you own a boat you feel like you are married to it,” Simms, 60, said Thursday afternoon at Stamford Harbor’s west branch before the couple departed for a ride on the Long Island Sound. This shiny brand new boat, however — a 25-foot Robalo fitted with a 250-horsepower outboard motor — …

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Get ready, Stamford, an almost 100-year-old hot dog institution, with a ton of accolades, is opening just in time for your summer sausage eating pleasure. Walter’s Hot Dogs is set to split, grill, and slather up their famed franks in early to mid-August, located in the space by the fountain in Commons Park, previously occupied by Mr. Frosty’s and The Hut. The Harbor Point edition of Walter’s is their …

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Stamford’s Half Full Brewery is the kind of place where the founder lists his title as “Chief Hoptimist” and its beers carry names like Sensible Decision, Liquid Hoptimism and Celebrate Everything. The whimsy is very much a part of its culture. The germ of the Half Full idea arrived in 2008, when founder and Chief Hoptimist Conor Horrigan found himself, at the age of 25, at a career crossroads. …

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The city’s hip waterfront neighborhood is gearing up for summer. Harbor Point released its summer events schedule this week, which can be found on its website. The outdoor events season in the South End development kicks off with the annual 5K Boys & Girls Club 5K on May 24, along with the start of the free water taxi. Upcoming highlights include the Luxury Car Show on June 11 and …

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Julie Mountain and Dana Noorily released this week a “greatest hits” collection. The casual-dining entrepreneurs describe their latest Granola Bar, which opened Monday at 700 Canal St., as a compilation of the best of their offerings from their restaurants in Westport and Greenwich. At The Granola Bar’s first takeout-only location, gastronomes can find a range of granola and parfait specials, egg dishes, salads, smoothies, sandwiches and wraps, baked goods, …

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Christopher Severo’s network keeps expanding. Nine years after opening his first Verizon Wireless store, the Stamford resident has capitalized on the ever-growing popularity of smartphones to build a portfolio of more than two dozen sites. His 26th Verizon establishment opened April 26 at 711 Canal St. in the city’s South End. “Our focus and our drive is to take care of the customers,” Severo said during an interview at …

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The latest addition to the Harbor Point menu is set to dock this summer in one of the most prominent locations in the South End complex. Mexicue, a Mexican and barbecue restaurant with two Manhattan eateries, is scheduled to open by early July at 15 Harbor Point Road. It will succeed the Latin-influenced Paloma restaurant, which operated in the same space from July 2014 until December. “As we were …

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A paint and pour class at Pinot’s Palette Thursday had a guest of honor with some star power. Today Show host and avid wine-drinker Kathie Lee Gifford sat in on a session while promoting her Gifft Wines, which will now be flowing at the Pinot’s Palette bar. Gifford had never attended a paint and pour, a popular activity that marries wine and painting class. “I’m just so fascinated by …

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A growing Canadian mobile payments firm is swiping into southwestern Connecticut after winning one of the state’s top investment competitions. The Toronto-based Dream Payments this week opened its first U.S. offices in the city’s South End, in the Comradity co-working center on Canal Street. With the arrival in Connecticut, Dream executives said they found an ideal location for launching their services in the U.S. later this year and connecting …

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Design Within Reach opened its new Westport furnishings store downtown, inside a former restaurant and New Deal-era post office on Post Road East a few blocks from the town’s signature Bedford Square development. The new DWR Westport Studio at 154 Post Road East totals nearly 10,000 square feet space on two floors, including a 30-foot “swatch wall” comprised of hundreds of upholstery tiles. Design Within Reach has its headquarters …

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The city’s roster of retailers extends well south of I-95 and the Metro-North rail line. While downtown Stamford and its anchor retail institution, Stamford Town Center, dominate the local sector, the South End has forged its own retail identity. While the area will not attract during the holiday season the volume of shoppers that descend upon the mall, the Harbor Point mixed-use development in the South End has supported …

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Christian Petroni wears his heart on his sleeve. The chef behind Stamford’s Fortina restaurant has tattoos from his shoulder to his wrist, displaying love for his family, and the land and food that have bound them together. The warmth that Petroni’s parents and grandparents instilled in him has been passed along to the customers of the growing Fortina mini-empire, with three restaurants (Stamford, Armonk, N.Y., and Rye Brook, N.Y.) …

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Does anyone remember the epically successful and brilliantly over the top kitschy Miracle Bar pop-up from last holiday season? If you do, you’ll be excited to hear that Miracle Bar is coming to Fortina, Thanksgiving eve through New Years 2016. “Miracle Bar will literally vomit Christmas and Hanukah,” says Fortina’s John Nealon. This holiday pop-up will take over the mezzanine in Fortina Stamford as well as a patio tent …

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The Brunch Box opened several months ago, delivering numerous breakfast and lunch sandwiches at locations around Stamford, with occasional visits to surrounding areas and private parties. Jimmy Marcella, a Stamford native developed the concept of The Brunch Box after a lifetime of preparation; as far back as he could remember he wanted to own a restaurant. As a teen Jimmy worked at a local Italian deli in Westchester, scrubbing …

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As a card-carrying carnivore, I entered Two Boots with some misgivings. This quirky, new pizzeria in Stamford’s Harbor Point was celebrating World Vegan Month, prompting manager Roberta Petit to invite CTbites over for a tasting of The Super Vegan, a totally plant-based “pizzaextravaganza.” Nothing on the pie comes from a creature. ‘Za without juicy sausage? Or gooey cheese? C’mon, this is Connecticut. “We’re talking salad on a crust,” I …

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After opening their brewery in the city’s Waterside section at the start of this year, the founders of Rise Coffee Co. sought some advice on running the new establishment. They would need to walk only a couple of blocks from their base on Fairfield Avenue to the Half Full Brewery on Homestead Avenue to find that guidance. “We had some questions about how to clean kegs, so we walked …

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More than 150 people will raise awareness for opioid and drug addiction by rappelling 22 stories off of the Beacon in Harbor Point on Saturday. The event is part of the national nonprofit Shatterproof’s third annual Shatterproof Challenge Rappel, a nation-wide series of rappel events that raises money to reduce the devastation that addiction to alcohol, opioids and other prescription and illicit drugs causes to families. “The Shatterproof Challenge …

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STAMFORD — Grab a partner and get ready to swing them ’round — Harbor Point is hosting a square dancing night to wrap up its outdoor summer programming. The hootenanny is the culmination of a summer-long urban programming experiment in the redeveloped South End neighborhood, spearheaded by Biederman Redevelopment Ventures, a company best known for its revitalization of Bryant Park in New York City. “I love square dancing … it’s …

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Live, work, play—that’s the motto at Harbor Point, a revitalized waterfront region in the South End of Stamford that’s growing by the second, and becoming the hot place to be. Office buildings of established corporations, as well as luxurious, amenity-filled apartments accompanied by highly acclaimed restaurants, parks, activities and businesses, line the streets. Between all these offerings and its beautiful coastal setting, abiding by these three words really is …

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Uber no longer picks up and drops off only people. The ride-sharing firm has entered the food-delivery business with a new, stand-alone app, which debuted this week in Stamford. UberEATS allows workers and residents throughout the city to order from some 40 establishments, in the same way that they would use the original Uber app to order a ride. “Uber started with the idea of solving the problem of …

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Thousands gathered on the Harbor Point boardwalk Saturday to enjoy live music, exercise classes, carnival rides — and even a cardboard kayak race. SoundWaters, a long-standing Stamford-based nonprofit, launched HarborFest, an inaugural event to celebrate the Long Island Sound, the city’s harbor and 375th anniversary. “A vital harbor is not just about high-rises and restaurants, as awesome as this all is,” said Leigh Shemitz, president of SoundWaters. “It’s about …

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Think you can fashion a kayak out of cardboard and tape in two hours? Then you might want to join the city’s first ever cardboard kayak race taking place at Stamford Harbor. Participants receive 10 sheets of cardboard, three rolls of duct tape, 10 rolls of clear packing tape, a utility knife, a yardstick and a marker to get the job done. Then prepare to set sail on your …

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It was mid-May when I got my exclusive first peek into Boothbay Lobster Company. Construction was well under way and they were just weeks away from opening their doors. Amongst the buzz saws and hammers, we walked through the estimated 2800 square foot space while the team painted a picture of what what the space will look like, their menu, and their commitment to a quality product. Well i’m …

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The Harbor Point restaurant and retail scene got a big endorsement with its popular eateries and stores taking home 11 wins in the 2016 “Best of the Gold Coast Awards.” Moffly Media, publisher of Stamford Magazine, honored Fortina, Harlan Social, Dinosaur BarBQue, Sign of the Whale, Crab Shell, World of Beer, Fairway Market, Design Within Reach, Exhale, and Cornell University Veterinary Specialists in a variety of different categories, demonstrating …

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A well-heeled favorite among Fairfield County pizza lovers is set to step onto the dining scene this week in the city’s South End. Two Boots is scheduled to open Wednesday its approximately 1,600-square-foot pizzeria at 717 Atlantic St., in the new Metro Green mixed-use development, a block from the downtown Metro-North train station. The soft opening will be followed by a grand opening, likely later in August. “Stamford is …

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The city harbor will come to light, so to speak, this month. The Stamford Partnership, a quasi-public organization aimed at improving living and working conditions in the city, is planning a waterfront fireworks show in the South End on Aug. 27. The display, originally planned for Labor Day weekend as part of ongoing celebrations for the city’s 375th anniversary, was moved to coincide with a harbor fest being organized …

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Could there be a more beautiful site for an upscale art show than a New England harbor in summer? That’s the question asked by Sue Brown-Gordon, mixed-media painter, jewelry artist and arts educator. Brown-Gordon is the driving force behind the Stamford Art Festival at Harbor Point, now in its second year. It takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31. And because of support from the developers, both …

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Every start-up dream begins with two words: what if? Once upon a time, David Galin and his buddy George Craig fantasized about opening their own unique restaurant. But they were young and fate was very fickle. So each forged a highly successful non-culinary career — in academics (David) and finance (George). A generation later, the two pals found themselves fishing up in Maine; and on a sudden whim, once-upon-a-time …

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Harbor Point is set to finally serve up a long-awaited addition from the Maine coast to its menu of dining destinations. Boothbay Lobster Company plans to open its restaurant at 14 Harbor Point Rd. in the first half of July, according to its founders. The establishment was originally scheduled to open in early 2016, but construction delays pushed back the debut. Now, Boothbay’s management say the building work on …

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Building and Land Technology engaged Biederman Redevelopment Ventures to further activate the public spaces in the thriving community of businesses and residents at Harbor Point in Stamford, CT. Biederman, best known for rehabbing NYC’s Bryant Park and establishing it as its neighborhood’s core, will help BLT realize its vision of Harbor Point as an urban waterfront mixed-use destination. The collaboration seems fitting. For several years, BLT has hosted an …

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The South End’s newest restaurant, Prime: An American Kitchen and Bar, will open its doors to the public on Wednesday. The Bohlsen Restaurant Group’s eatery will take over the space formerly occupied by Dolce in developer Building and Land Technology’s Stamford Landing development. The restaurant held private cocktail parties over the weekend to celebrate a soft opening before the official grand opening on Wednesday. Prime’s menu will feature a …

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The high-rise offices and apartment buildings, and the bars and restaurants in the Harbor Point Road area near Stamford’s waterfront, have seemingly sprung up overnight. But the development has been in the making since 2009, transforming a once-blighted neighborhood into an upscale destination. Sign of the Whale, a restaurant opened in August 2014, can be found in this new domain. “People love to have a drink somewhere, then hop …

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It’s official. The Boothbay Lobster Company will be opening its first restaurant in early 2016 at Harbor Point in Stamford. In fact, owner David Galin had just finished hanging up the announcement sign in the window of the new location, when we asked about his plans. Since Boothbay is Lobster Haven in Maine, our first question had to be, “Connecticut Lobster Roll or New England Lobster Roll?” “Both,” Galin …

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STAMFORD Magazine’s 4th annual Best Bartender Contest will take place at Stamford’s newly completed Harbor Point waterfront patio on Wednesday, June 15th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The evening, spent on the water, will include summer dishes from Stamford’s best restaurants and top chefs, complimented by signature cocktails from competing bartenders. All guests will vote for their favorite cocktail and the subsequent winner will be featured in the September/October issue of …

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For Ashley Popoli, a new studio space near Harbor Point in Stamford allows her students to soar higher and higher. Popoli is owner of Stamford’s Vertical Addiction, a pole fitness and aerial arts studio. The expansive new space in a historic building has the most important feature for an aerial arts studio — high ceilings. “The space is actually allowing us to expand our class offerings.” Popoli said. “In …

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I started this post with a goal of simply sharing Harbor Point’s exciting list of summer events and activities. But, if we can, let’s just get real about Harbor Point for a second. It just blows my mind to think about how far this area has actually come. I’m just being completely honest here, but growing up in Stamford, the South End was not a hub for nightlife or …

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Building and Land Technology (BLT) has announced the engagement of Biederman Redevelopment Ventures (BRV) to assist in the development and activation of the more than 12 acres of public open space in Harbor Point, including Commons Park, Harbor Point Square and the Harbor Point Boardwalk. BRV is a world-class firm, best known for its successful program to revitalize Bryant Park in New York City, and will collaborate with BLT, …

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Well my friends, I can confirm that we are now just weeks away from getting “Wicked Fresh Maine Lobster” in Stamford! Construction is well underway on Harbor Point’s Boothbay Lobster Company, and it’s estimated that the ‘fast-casual’ seafood restaurant will open end of May/early June. That said, just last week I was able to get an exclusive first look. And, well, from what I can tell, it’s going to …

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When the owners of Fortina in Stamford opened their outdoor patio for the first time recently, they decided to take an unusual approach. “We wanted to do something different,” Christian Petroni, one of the restaurant’s owners, told the Daily Voice. “We could very easily turned this into your normal patio [by] serving the food from downstairs, but we wanted to try something different and keep it fun and fresh.” …

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Dan Biederman of Chappaqua has been retained by Building and Land Technology of Stamford to bring improvements and programming to Harbor Point, the large mixed-use district on the Long Island Sound waterfront. Biederman, the President of Biederman Redevelopment Ventures in New York gained national attention for transforming Bryant Park in New York City and building new parks and public spaces all over the country. At Harbor Point, BRV will …

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Last week, CTBites reported that Dolce in Stamford had been sold to Bohlsen Restaurant Group, the team behind Prime in Huntington, NY. Today CTBites can confirm that the space that once housed Dolce will soon be transformed into another location of the popular Long Island restaurant. I had the chance to speak with Michael Bohlsen for an inside peek at what’s to come. Prime, billed as an “American Kitchen …

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Zoning officials ended a years-long boycott on Harbor Point approvals Monday night by giving the developer the green light to build a 16-story apartment building. In a 3-2 vote, Building and Land Technology won approval to build 391 apartments at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Atlantic Street. BLT’s plans for new apartments in the massive South End development stalled before zoning over the last two years as it …

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Stamford, Connecticut’s deep, protected harbor has long been hailed as a destination for racing sailors, with Stamford Yacht Club hosting the prestigious Block Island and Vineyard Races, and the Breakwater Irregulars hosting their weeknight racing series just outside Stamford Harbor since 1967. However, in the last five years, the waterfront on both the east and west branches of the harbor has been transformed into a bustling public space with …

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Traversing Stamford’s social channel is no small trick. Not only is there a lot of traffic, but it takes a special kind of mariner to smoothly navigate all the personalities fording the busy West Branch of Stamford Harbor. Capt. Frank Fumega is just such a skipper, with years of pleasure boating experience under his belt. Take a trip down to the water in the South End on any Thursday, …

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Chef Aarón Sánchez is a two-time cookbook author, a cookware product designer, co-star of the Food Network’s hit series Chopped (among other cooking shows), and oh yeah, restaurateur. Last July he added to his restaurant empire with the opening of Paloma in Harbor Point and the eatery quickly became a staple of our area’s dining scene. We had a chance to visit the eatery and were treated to a …

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Who do you think makes the best cocktail in Stamford? Well, Stamford Magazine is doing their best to find out with their Best Bartenders Event right on the outdoor patio at Harbor Point which is located at 2200 Atlantic Street. The competition (and tastings) splash down on June 17 from 6:30-9 with tickets costing $20 if you pre-purchase or $25 at the door. Entry into the Best Bartenders Contest …

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Harbor Point’s the place to be this summer and we’ve got some major proof for ya including a duo of car shows, a BBQ, outdoor movies, a 5K that presents a justified reason to drink beer and eat from food trucks. Click Here To Read More

Stamford Conn.’s Harbor Point residential and commercial neighborhood, located in the city’s South End, has announced a full slate of activities through the summer, including a car show, road races, art festival and paddleboard demonstrations. It may still be spring, but Stamford’s Harbor Point area already has plans for the summer. In June and July, alone, there are about six new events aimed at drawing all ages to Building …

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In this era of wall-to-wall television shows about chefs competing, fighting and sometimes even cooking, some diners like to go to restaurants with a camera-ready face at the helm. And in Stamford now, Paloma fits the bill. Aarón Sánchez, chef-partner at the restaurant, has appeared as a co-host on “Heat Seekers,” as a judge on “Chopped!” and as a co-star on other shows. The chef’s expertise is evident in …

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Despite Saturday’s rain nearly 100 runners participated in the annual Shamrock Stroll starting at Harbor Point. “I think it’s a pretty great turnout considering the weather today,” said Carla Catanzaro, event coordinator for Harbor Point and Building and Land Technology (BLT). It’s the third year the city of Stamford hosted the free 5K Fun Run and Walk. It’s one many 5k runs the city of Stamford hosts in partnership …

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Building and Land Technology has begun leasing its newest residential high-rise in Stamford, the 22-floor Beacon at Harbor Point with 240 units overlooking Stamford Harbor. The Beacon boosts the apartment count to 2,300 units built by Stamford-based BLT at Harbor Point. The building’s apartments feature floor-to-ceiling windows, stainless steel kitchen appliances and wood design flooring. The building includes a rooftop terrace with fire pit, a health club and yoga …

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The Spot Experience, the premier and fastest-growing pet care services provider that partners with residential developers as well as the airline and hospitality industries, today announced it has opened a new dog care facility in Stamford, Connecticut. The 4,000 square foot facility is located at Harbor Point, one of Stamford’s most dynamic neighborhoods. Spot Harbor Point is planning to open in mid-December. As part of a special package for …

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When the first resident of The Lofts moved in four years ago, it wasn’t the lackluster surroundings of the South End apartment building — converted from a shell of the former Yale & Towne factory — that sealed the lease deal. Quite a different view awaits the first inhabitant of the new Vault Apartments — one block over — scheduled for Tuesday. In a figurative sense, developer Building and …

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The new “gastro” district of Stamford surely is Harbor Point with what seems to be a veritable explosion of new eateries. Handling the Asian fare in the neighborhood is Asian Bistro, a beautiful restaurant tucked into a storefront opposite Fairway Market. It has become oddly common now to lump together all sorts of Asian cuisines under a single roof, usually with uneven results. Asian Bistro, with some real talent …

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I never thought “gourmet” and “Mexican” belonged in the same sentence. Until I had dinner at Zarela’s, a Mexican restaurant which had just opened on Second Ave. back in 1987. A revelation! Zarela Martinez orchestrated textures and flavors just as artfully and lovingly as the new chefs who were redefining Manhattan’s food scene. Zarela’s fast became the Nobu of Mexican food, one of the hottest spots in town. There, …

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We love Fortina. Christian Petroni and Jodi Bernhard’s wood fired Italian kitchen is arguably the best around. Only trouble, Fortina is not really “around” It lies off in Armonk, New York, which for most of our readers is a haul, a long drive over narrow and twisting Back Country trails. Grazie a Dio. We are happy to report that Fortina is coming to Stamford’s booming Harbor Point. Late last …

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