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THE PARKVILLE MARKET IS COMING!

JULY 8, 2019 – HARTFORD — We were so excited to chat with Renee about the creation of Parkville Market, what types of vendors you can expect, and where you can find more information!

Click here to listen to the full interview…


BOND COMMISSION APPROVALS KEEP PROMISES, BUT LAMONT ENFORCES ‘DEBT DIET’

APRIL 3, 2019 – HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont’s first bond commission meeting Tuesday saw little in the way of controversy with unanimous approval of nearly every allocation, including financial assistance for homeowners with crumbling foundations, funds for Enfield’s wastewater treatment plant, and money for bridge projects in Coventry and Stafford.

In line with the governor’s “debt diet” that aims to cut borrowing by $600 million each year, the State Bond Commission agenda was scaled back compared to those of former Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Continue reading…


IN STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS, BRONIN TOUTS A BALANCED BUDGET, NEW INVESTMENTS

Mayor Bronin

MARCH 12, 2019 – Mayor Luke Bronin didn't waste time delivering the good news Monday evening at his fourth state of the city address: Hartford will save money this fiscal year and new investors continue to place bets on the city's future.

Bronin, who is vying for his second term in November's election vs. a crowded mayoral field, addressed city council members for about 30 minutes Monday at City Hall, announcing the city is on pace this year to be under budget, with money leftover for capital improvements and "rebuilding" its reserves.

The mayor gave his speech last year just days before announcing the state offered to pay off the city's estimated $550 million debt over the next two decades to avert a budget crisis. He didn't directly reference the state's funding commitments in this year's speech, but signaled to the city's fiscal progress.

"It's easy to forget just how dangerous that crisis was," Bronin said. "It was not clear then that there was any path other than bankruptcy that would allow our city to avoid a catastrophic collapse of services." Continue reading…


INVESTING IN A GROWTH SPURT

Revitalization from downtown to neighborhoods is No. 9 story for 2018. Read the full article…

HARTFORD – A revitalization of downtown Hartford — sought for more than two generations — is taking root with the addition of hundreds of apartments in the last five years, the opening of a regional UConn campus and a developing fan base for the city’s new minor league baseball team.

This year, redevelopment efforts — long concentrated in the downtown area — slowly began spreading out into the neighborhoods, where advocates say more needs to be done. A thriving central business district with options for living, shopping and dining are essential to the health of any city, but vibrant neighborhoods are a key supporting component. Continue reading…


WHO WILL BE AT HARTFORD’S PARKVILLE MARKET? HERE’S A LOOK AT POTENTIAL TENANTS

September 21, 2018 - PARKVILLE MARKET is highlighted in The Hartford Courant. Read the full article…

Developers broke ground on the planned Parkville Market in Hartford Thursday. Developer Carlos Mouta expects the project to open to the public in the spring of 2019, and the 20,000 square foot building will house a wide variety of local vendors. Here’s a look at some of the businesses that have signed on to be potential tenants. Continue reading…


CT PUMPS $400K INTO HARTFORD'S PARKVILLE MARKET

September 21, 2018 - PARKVILLE MARKET is featured on HartfordBusiness.com. Read the full article…

The state has contributed a $300,000 loan and $100,000 grant for the development of Hartford's Parkville Market, a 20,000-square-foot food and community hall that pledges to create about 150 jobs, officials said.

The state Department of Economic and Community Development's Small Business Express Program will provide the funds for the project at 1400 Park St. opening in April 2019. Continue reading…


CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON ELABORATE FOOD MARKET IN HARTFORD’S PARKVILLE NEIGHBORHOOD

September 20, 2018 - PARKVILLE MARKET is showcased in Hartford Courant’s Courant Community. Read the full article…

The long vacant warehouse at 1400 Park St., less than a mile from the city’s western gateway, showed signs of life Thursday as the developer behind an ambitious effort to build a food hall plunged a golden shovel into the ground, marking the start of construction on the 20,000-square-foot facility.

Carlos Mouta envisions two floors of food vendors and other retail outlets in the building he purchased at the turn of the century. A produce section, a test kitchen and an entertainment space complete with a wet bar are in the carefully laid plans for the venture, dubbed the Parkville Market. Continue reading…


THE HARTFORD COURANT: CAN HARTFORD'S PARKVILLE MARKET NEIGHBORHOOD BE AN ARTS DESTINATION? THESE DEVELOPERS THINK SO. 

September 3, 2018 - PARKVILLE MARKET is highlighted in The Hartford Courant. Read the full article...


The year he moved from Italy to Parkville, 12-year-old Al Pedemonti learned the streets of his new neighborhood from his bike seat, flinging newspapers up and down the avenues.

A few pockets of the old industrial district were still churning out typewriters and telephones. New businesses lived inside the old factory buildings of Hartford Rubber Works. And in the aging storefronts along Park Street, immigrants turned the missing comforts of their home countries into fresh waves of bakeries, markets, salons and churches. Continue reading...


THE HARTFORD COURANT: PARKVILLE MARKET ATTRACTING SUBSTANTIAL INTEREST FROM FOOD VENDORS, RESTAURANTS AROUND HARTFORD

July 3, 2018 - PARKVILLE MARKET is highlighted in The Hartford Courant. Read the full article.

As plans coalesce for an elaborate food market in Hartford’s Parkville neighborhood, developer Carlos Mouta said he has received a flood of interest from vendors seeking a spot at the venue.

Thirty-five companies have applied for 22 slots on the Parkville Market’s main floor. Mouta envisions a mix of cultures and flavors, from Mexican cuisine to Vietnamese fare. The food vendors would offer an eclectic taste of Hartford and its region, he said. continue reading...


THE HARTFORD COURANT: DEVELOPER PLANS ELABORATE FOOD MARKET FOR HARTFORD'S PARKVILLE NEIGHBORHOOD

MAY 23, 2018 - PARKVILLE MARKET is highlighted in The Hartford Courant. Read the full article.

A heavy lock seals the front gate and graffiti adorns the west-facing wall at 1400 Park St., but owner Carlos Mouta has grand plans for the run-down property.

He envisions two floors of sprawling retail space emblematic of the city it will serve, including a trove of food and beverage vendors offering a taste of Hartford. continue reading ...


PARKVILLE MARKET ON HARTFORDBUSINESS.COM

APRIL 24, 2017 - PARKVILLE MARKET was recently featured on HartfordBusiness.com. Read the full article

"Whether it's New York City's Chelsea Market or a mercado aberto in Portugal, Carlos Mouta finds them exhilarating places to indulge his passion for food, particularly spices and wine.

"I don't enjoy going to a grocery store,'' the Hartford real estate developer-entrepreneur said. "But the food markets are much more interesting.''

So, Mouta is combining his food affinity and his real estate vocation in pursuit of his newest Hartford community development in the city's Parkville neighborhood. His latest ambitious plan calls for transforming his underused industrial building at 1400 Park St. into Connecticut's first "food hall.'' continue reading ...