I moved to downtown Bridgeport in December, and I’m part of a trend. The latest census figures show young people are moving into the city because of the low cost of living. There are already things I’ve found to love about this city (the underground art community, Seaside Park, etc.), but there are a couple things missing. Here are three things from one young professional’s perspective that this city needs:
A coffeeshop that is open on the weekend – Lulu’s on Lafayette has great coffee, but they’re only open on the weekdays while the working crowd is in town. I’d really like a place to go on a Saturday morning where I can get a good capachino and can cuddle up with the NY Times magazine (and the Sunday edition of the Connecticut Post!) This sort of thing would also come in handy in the evening hours of the weekend to meet up with friends. The empty Las Vetas Lounge or Roma Restaurant building locations would be ideal.
A co-op - A place where I can buy healthy snacks, some fresh fruits and vegetables, progressive magazines like Utne, and Dr. Haushka skincare.
More nightlife - Two Boots, Murphy’s Law and Tiago’s are great, but I wouldn’t mind a few more options.
Feel free to add to the list in the comments section.