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A HARBOR POINT SUMMER: 9 NEW RESTAURANTS, TWO NEW APARTMENTS BUILDINGS,AND COUNTLESS SPECIAL EVENTS FOR THE STAMFORD COMMUNITY

With nine new restaurants opening, an array of exciting new apartment communities, and special events almost every weekend, Harbor Point is Stamford’s place to be this summer.  The food scene leads the way this year, with an amazing array of new gourmet restaurants and boutique eateries opening or expanding in May, June, and July in Harbor Point’s two neighborhoods:

Yale & Towne:

             Asian Bistro – Now Open at 121 Towne Street

             Dinosaur Bar-B-Que  – ‘Round Back party room and expanded outdoor dining - Now Open

 Waterfront / Commons Park:

             Henri’s – concession stand in Commons Park – Now Open

             Paloma – Chef Aarón Sánchez’s gourmet restaurant – Coming Soon

             Harbor View Bar & Kitchen – Coming Soon

             World of Beer – Coming Soon

             Bare Burger – NYC’s best burger, expanding to Stamford – Coming Soon

             Corbo’s Deli – local Old Greenwich deli expands to Stamford – Coming Soon

             Top This –specializing in salads, paninis, frozen yogurt, juices & smoothies and gourmet coffees – Coming Soon

Paloma, World of Beer, Harbor View Bar & Kitchen, and Bare Burger will open along the Harbor Point waterfront, taking advantage of Stamford’s revitalized waterfront promenade with easy access to the harbor.  Paloma and Harbor View Bar & Kitchen will feature roof decks with water views.

Newly opened, Henri’s offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and ice cream in beautiful Commons Park.  Top This and Corbo’s Deli will be located on Washington Boulevard, across from Commons Park, where they will be an integral part of the recreational, charitable and community events taking place in the park.

“The new restaurants are exciting for those who live and work in Harbor Point, and for the entire Stamford community,” said Carl R. Kuehner, III, CEO of Building and Land Technology (BLT), the developer of Harbor Point.  “We believe that activating the food scene here will increase public enjoyment of Commons Park and the other open spaces, and draw people to waterfront.  There’s going to be an incredible variety of eateries here.  It should make for a great summer atmosphere.”

With these new openings, Harbor Point continues to expand Stamford’s booming nightlife and dining scene.  In addition to these new restaurants, already open in Harbor Point are Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Harlan Social, Le Pain Quotidien, Robeks, Subway, and Whip Deli, as well as Crab Shell and Dolce Cubano just across the harbor – a short Water Taxi ride away.

BLT invites the community to officially kick off the summer with a block party immediately following the Stamford Boys and Girls Club Corporate 5K on May 22, with Food by Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and Paloma, beverages by World of Beer, and music by celebrated local country band Jump the Gunn.  Special events are scheduled almost every weekend.  For the most up-to-date information and a full events calendar visit http://www.harborpt.com/pages/whatshappening.asp or visit the Harbor Point page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Stamford.Harbor.Point.

BLT will also debut a variety of new events this summer.    “On the Rocks,” a popup restaurant, bar, and live music venue on the Harbor Point waterfront, will open on May 23rd, featuring beer, wine, and food by Dinosaur BarBQue, Paloma, and local food trucks.  Harbor Point will host live music on Thursday evenings, and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and Crab Shell have a full roster of bands throughout the summer.  A farmers market will be held in Commons Park every Sunday beginning on June 15th, and free weekly outdoor movie screenings will begin on Friday, June 6th.

The array of summer recreational options at Harbor Point continues to expand, and will include:  kayak and paddleboard rentals through the Young Mariners; public sails by SoundWaters departing from 333 Ludlow Street; group bike rides hosted by Pacific Swim Bike Run; and evening “Pub Runs” led by Fleet Feet Sports.  Exhale, Fleet Feet, UFC Stamford, and Crossfit Sound Beach will host a Fitness Fair in Commons Park on May 24th featuring an array of complimentary outdoor classes. Transient slips for visiting boaters will be available on both the East and West branches of the Harbor, and the fuel dock and full service boat yard are also both open.

The integrated “Live Work Play” lifestyle at Harbor Point is an important element in the appeal of its residential offerings.  BLT is currently offering  apartments in four different buildings:  The Key at Yale & Towne, a contemporary urban-styled building in the Yale & Towne section of Harbor Point; 111 Harbor Point, an amenity-rich property featuring a rooftop pool deck, also in Yale & Towne; Postmark, a beautifully modern apartment building facing Commons Park; and Lofts, a historic loft building.

BLT continues to support transportation to, from and within Harbor Point.  The Water Taxi begins May 22nd.  The Harbor Point trolley runs to the Stamford Train Station and Downtown Stamford and can be tracked live at http://www.harborpt.com/trolley/ or via the free smartphone app. Transient slips for visiting boaters are available on both the east and west branches of the Harbor (http://www.harborpt.com/pages/marinas.asp).

Adding to Harbor Point’s vibrant work/live transit village setting is its location just minutes from Interstate 95 and within walking distance to the Stamford Transportation Center, with Amtrak and Metro North service bringing Manhattan just a 45 minute commute away.


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