January 11, 2017, by Sorrel Westbrook- "On Instagram feeds and Pinterest boards, a new old way of accessorizing is popular again. Pins and patches—colorful, often irreverent pieces of flair that were, until recently, considered passé and perhaps a little dweebish—are back, and a storefront in the Westville neighborhood is the trend’s local standard-bearer. “I feel weird saying we helped pioneer it, or that we’re at the forefront of it,” Alex Dakoulas says. “But some people have said that. So that’s flattering.
Thursday | January 12, 2017
Monday | December 5, 2016
November 26, 2016, by Luther Turmelle- "If Chip In A Bottle, Darrell Nurse’s foray into selling high-end chocolates, cakes and gift baskets, doesn’t succeed, it won’t be from a lack of trying. Like many entrepreneurs, Nurse works two jobs. He spends mornings working as a physical therapist, visiting patients in their homes, Then, after 2 p.m., he becomes a baker and chocolate maker, working out of his beautifully restored Whalley Avenue storefront.
Thursday | November 17, 2016
Tuesday | November 8, 2016
Monday | October 17, 2016
October 16, 2016, by David Sepulveda- "Last weekend, the first in a series of four weekends of City Wide Open Studios kicked off in Westville, marking a watershed moment in the life of this emerging arts district. Consideration of Westville’s entree as a full-fledged, City Wide Open Studios (CWOS) weekend destination had its pros and cons according to Helen Kauder, executive director of Artspace, which sponsors the nearly month-long arts festival in New Haven.
Friday | October 14, 2016
October 13, 2016, The New Haven Independent, by Lucy Gellman- "A bottle has washed ashore in Westville Village with not a note, but chocolates inside. Chef Darrell Nurse has brought the chocolates to the corner of Whalley and West Rock avenues, where has opened a new sweet shop called Chip in A Bottle. Nurse wasn’t expecting to have a revelation when he stepped into Norman Love Confections on a trip to Naples, Florida, several years ago. One bonbon later, he was hooked. Not on the sweet, flavorful chocolates, though. He loved the idea of making them for customers in New Haven.
Thursday | October 13, 2016
"Long-time professional acting duo, Allan Zeller and Kimberly Squires of Milford, will perform their two-person show: "Zeller & Squires - Delightful Differences: An Evening of One-Act Plays" at the historical and beautiful Lyric Hall in New Haven, CT. Opening weekend is Oct. 14 & 15 at 8pm,which will be followed by two weekends on November 4 & 5 and 11 & 12.The husband and wife team will take on a total of 9 plays, 18 characters and multiple costume changes.... all, in less than 2 hours!
Thursday | October 6, 2016
September 29, 2016, The new Haven Register, by Randall Beach- "When my wife and I bought our first house in 1987, we chose a side street within walking distance of Westville Village, the New Haven enclave at that time lined with second-hand antique shops and other small businesses.
Thursday | September 15, 2016
September 14, 2016, by Veena McCoole- "New Haven-based independent boutique Strange Ways held its first vendor market last Saturday. The boutique's "Flair Fair," which took place in Lyric Hall on Whalley Avenue, showcased a variety of vintage trinkets alongside items from a dozen independent designers and sellers. With New Haven-made wares as well as objects from further afield, the event's affordable price point attracted indie enthusiasts from across the Northeast, according to organizers and attendees.