Downtown group opposes plan to increase sidewalk cafe fees

The Downtown Special Services District has come out against a proposed fee hike for restaurant owners that use sidewalk space for additional seating. The draft ordinance, which was introduced earlier this year, calls for charging a $200 application fee as well as $3 per square feet of sidewalk used. Currently, restaurants pay only a $100 application […] [Read More]

Forecast looking balmy for this Sunday’s parade

According to the latest forecast, Sunday should be partly sunny and 59 degrees. That’s great news for parade organizers at the Downtown Special Services District, who have over the years grown a local event into a regional spectacle. Sandy Goldstein, the president of the DSSD, once told me that she aspired to make Stamford’s […] [Read More]
Categories: Downtown, DSSD

Gov. Malloy to serve as grand marshal this Sunday

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will serve as the grand marshal for this Sunday’s UBS Parade Spectacular, according to Sandy Goldstein, the president of the Downtown Special Services District. Goldstein said Malloy and his wife Cathy will ride in a 1964 Lincoln Continental convertible that was expressly donated for the event. Other politicians expected to be […] [Read More]
Categories: Breaking news, DSSD

Stamford’s master plan

A final draft of the city’s master plan, the document guiding development throughout the city for the next 10 years, will be released next week. A public hearing on the plan will be held on Oct. 7 for residents and business owners to give their input. Here is an earlier draft version of the master […] [Read More]

Stamford police stretched thin for Alive@Five

STAMFORD — More than 9,000 people crowded Columbus Park and the surounding downtown area for Thursday night’s Alive@Five concert featuring a trio of 1990s bands that stretched the city’s police force to its limit and has officials reevaluating how to handle the crowds. Stamford police Capt. Tom Wuennemann said additional officers had to be called […] [Read More]