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Stamford Advocate (Sunday) - - News - Ned Ger­ard / Hearst Con­necti­cut Me­dia

Stam­ford ap­proves grow­ing Har­bor Point, but lim­its size Chic Jack’s clos­ing high­lights down­town re­tail turnover Stam­ford’s up-from-the-streets po­lice chief to re­tire

“And as usual, the av­er­age home owner and small guy land­lord will foot the bill in higher tax for the stress put on the city’s in­fra­struc­ture!”

— Ralph Sparan, via face­­ford ad­vo­cate “The quotes in the ar­ti­cle bor­der on com­i­cal. ‘Neigh­bor­hood feel’?! Is she kid­ding? When was the last time the South End had a neigh­bor­hood feel? And while I get where Bob Katchko is go­ing with his feel­ings, he doesn’t live there ... the dra­mat­ics are not nec­es­sary. With this kind of den­sity on the radar, they might as well go all the way and pri­vately fi­nance a mi­nor league ball­park on top of Kosciuszko Park.”

— King Of Three Lakes, via

stam­for­dad­vo­ “It is time to put a mora­to­rium on any new build­ing in Stam­ford, and in­stead, con­cen­trate on im­prov­ing our in­fra­struc­ture, mak­ing our schools mold free, code com­pli­ant and safe for our chil­dren. We need to look at staffing lev­els for po­lice and fire ser­vices and bring them to a level be­fit­ting a city pop­u­la­tion of our size.”

— Jeff Cur­tis Sr., via face­­ford ad­vo­cate

“Lim­ited park­ing di­rectly on Bed­ford kills all re­tail busi­ness there.”

— Dar­ren Sloop, via face­­ford ad­vo­cate “I didn’t even know it was open. And you think it might just be the rent? Just a thought for these land­lords. Do they like hav­ing empty store­fronts?”

— Alex Si­mon, via face­­ford ad­vo­cate “The store had a busi­ness plan that can­not be sup­ported by a sub­ur­ban lo­ca­tion. Any suc­cess­ful vin­tage store I’ve seen needs a younger hip ur­ban neigh­bor­hood en­vi­ron­ment. Stam­ford only has one younger hip ur­ban street. The store wasn’t a good fit.”

— FUBAR, via stam­for­dad­vo­

“I had the priv­i­lege of work­ing at 805 Bed­ford Street for quite a while as a main­te­nance per­son and al­ways found Jon [Font­neau] to be one of those peo­ple that you say, ‘that’s one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met in my life.’ Jon, en­joy your fam­ily, en­joy re­tire­ment and as you know, never for­get where you came from. God bless you and thank you for your ser­vice.”

— Bill Sotire, via face­­ford ad­vo­cate “Great guy! Loss, but happy for him. True Stam­ford guy who worked his way up. Hon­est, car­ing, and al­ways puts oth­ers be­fore him­self. We need more like him! Good luck chief!”

— Mmc, via stam­for­dad­vo­

Chic Jack’s NYC Vin­tage Cloth­ing, at 95 Bed­ford St. in Stam­ford, closed on Fri­day.

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