January 25, the New Haven Independent, by Markeshia Ricks- "The burned-down Delaney’s Restaurant & Tap Room is making a comeback to Westville Village along with new apartments on top, if a newly submitted zoning application gets approved. The zoning application has been submitted by the new owner of a now vacant lot at 882 Whalley Ave., where flames consumed the popular restaurant nearly four years ago. The lot has been vacant since that fire. Last year the former owner Ron Groves sold the lot for $400,000 to a company formed by Lior Israel, the owner of a local excavating and construction business. Now Israel is asking the city for a special exception for side yard requirements, onsite parking and to permit a restaurant and liquor. Plans submitted to the Board of Zoning Appeals note that “Delaney’s Restaurant & Tap Room will be moving into the tenant space on the first floor with occupancy load and space previously occupied, hours of operations and staff will be the same.” In addition to the first-floor restaurant, Israel’s plans call for two additional stories of apartments above. The apartment will be a mix of seven one-bedroom units and four two bedroom units on each floor for a total of 22 units..."
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