Tag Archives: Fair Haven

With Its Dignified New Name

Fair Haven before 1836

Learn how Fair Haven became Fair Haven in this excerpt from Doris B. Townshend’s Fair Haven: A Journey Through Time.

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Sweet and Low

In a town where Italian pastries are king, there’s a place on Grand Avenue where a very different dynasty of sweets can be found: the Mexican bakery Panaderia La Tapatia. …

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In Fair Haven, whose history is tied to the pursuits of river and sea, and whose current population is increasingly Hispanic, it’s only fitting that a restaurant like La Molienda should exist. …

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Grand Tradition

Over the door of a milk-white, sky-blue building on Grand Avenue, letters styled after a western saloon read “Grand Apizza,” pronounced “Grand Ah-beetz.” And while it doesn’t seem to get the ink New Haven’s other established pizzerias do, Grand Apizza …

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Island Kitchen

Food at El Coqui

If you’re looking for some of the most authentic Puerto Rican food on Grand Avenue, your best bet might be a place run by a Chinese couple. …

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Luis "Wiso" Gonzales

When people drive past Luis “Wiso” Gonzales’s barbershop, they often do a double-take. “Sacan pictures because no pueden creer,” Gonzales says in Spanglish. They take pictures because they can’t believe it. …

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Bouquet of Rosa

As secularism ticks up, particularly among millennials, many Christian congregations in Connecticut have been shrinking. But for more than a decade, the Saint Rose of Lima Church, often shorthanded as “Rosa de Lima,” has seen a …

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Home Made

From 1866 to 1966, Mary Wade Home, now a community for seniors in Fair Haven, was called the Home for the Friendless. …

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An engine at The Shop With No Name

Gary Williams enjoys seeing the sign above his auto body shop thrashed by the elements. Part rusted iron and part irony, it reads: “The Shop With No Name.” …

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Fair-y Tale

English Station

There was once a place called Dragon, in the east. A place where oysters thrived and arrowheads could be found simply by tilling the soil of your garden. …

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