October 23, 2020, by Rabhya Mehrotra- Four years ago in Westville, there were 11 empty storefronts. This year, there’s only one. Westville Village Renaissance Alliance Executive Director Lizzy Donius proudly recited that statistic about-well, Westville Village’s current renaissance, during a Thursday afternoon press conference celebrating the opening of two new restaurants and the re-opening of a third. Local politicians, chefs, and neighbors all joined in for the Westville foodie bash in support of Camacho Garage, Delaney’s Restaurant & Tap Room, and Pistachio. “We are so thankful that you all have pressed the [Go] button, despite this pandemic,” said Mayor Justin Elicker.“It’s truly critical - the food and restaurant industry is 10 percent of Connecticut’s economy,” added Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz. That number is even higher in New Haven - 14 percent of the regional employment comes from the hospitality and restaurant industry, said city Economic Development Administrator Michael Piscitelli...." Click HERE to comment and read full article.
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