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Press and Media September 2012
A week after New Haven’s two venerable hospitals became one, two more century-plus-old institutions announced a merger of their own—and vowed to bring the downtown private eating club into contemporary standards, citing trends that pose special challenges to the clubs, including the fact that some younger entrepreneurs who might have joined them in an earlier era have gravitated to thriving coworking spaces like the Grove and The Bourse, New Haven’s Coworking Loft.
NEW HAVEN The city’s two premier private clubs announced their merger Wednesday, ending more than a century of competition to attract New Haven s economic and social elite. The Quinnipiack Club on Church Street will merge with the Graduate Club, citing the fact that some younger entrepreneurs who might have joined them in an earlier era have gravitated to thriving coworking spaces like the Grove and The Bourse, New Haven’s Coworking Loft.
Kip Bergstrom, Connecticut Deputy Commissioner of Economic Development and Placemaking, offered insights into how New Urbanism and smart growth can make the most of the “innovation economy” and the tastes of young people — meshing with them to build a mobile yet strongly urban way of life.
The view offered by Bergstrom — former head of the Stamford Urban Redevelopment Commission and earlier an economic strategist for a policy group in Rhode Island — was presented in a program organized by architect Robert Orr for the Congress for New Urbanism’s New England Chapter at The Bourse, New Haven’s Coworking Loft.
Press and Media February 2012
NEW HAVEN Movie night just got a whole lot nattier. The Bourse Coworking Loft on Chapel Street is launching a monthly movie night on Friday that features sophisticated cocktails and optional formal attire. You don t have to wear a dinner jacket or…
Press and Media January 2012
Gubernatorial aide Kip Bergstrom is ready to tell other states, “We will steal your scientists”—but he wants high-speed trains to help him do it, at a talk he delivered as part of The Distinguished Speaker Series at The Bourse, New Haven’s Coworking Loft.
Press and Media September 2011
Architects, traffic engineers and other design professionals from the New Haven area, and from cities as far as Boston and California, donated their time. New Haven Architect and New Urbanist Robert Orr donated the use of The Bourse, New Haven’s Corking Loft. Numerous community groups and interest groups, as well as City Hall professionals, Alders, and a representative from Rosa De Lauro’s office attended. Two days of intensive talking, listening, and designing, in groups large and small, generated an array of ideas for ways to really reconnect and revitalize the area that a misguided “urban renewal” project tore asunder over half a century ago.
Press and Media August 2011
Urban designer John Anderson came all the way from California to weigh in on New Haven’s evolving Downtown Crossing Project as part of a 2-day workshop held at The Bourse, New Haven’s Coworking Loft. First Anderson predicted the crumbling of the Air Rights Garage…
Twenty architects, planners, and other professionals from across the country gathered at The Bourse Coworking Loft last weekend to attempt to redirect the City of New Haven, Connecticut, from trading one automobile-dominated corridor for another.
Is there an optimum size for these spaces? The March 13 New Haven Register reported on The Bourse, one of the two co-working spaces in downtown New Haven that were the focus of New Urban Network‘s January coverage. Robert Orr, a new urbanist architect who operates his firm from the building’s fourth floor, and his wife, Carol Orr, who runs a popular antique store on the ground floor, opened The Bourse in December, wanting to find a good use for an underused part of their building, on Chapel Street less than a block from the Green.
Press and Media July 2011
NEW HAVEN Second-guessing continues for phase one of the Downtown Crossing project, which is otherwise ready to jump off the drawing board in next week s Board of Aldermen vote on 100 College Street s land disposition agreement. At a hastily arranged 2-day workshop at The Bourse, New Haven’s Coworking Loft, alternative ideas leading to greater prosperity were explored.
Press and Media June 2011
“What it offers is access to a printer-copier-fax machines, endless cups of coffee (there’s a kitchenette in both the Bourse and the Grove) and perhaps most important, a group of people to bounce ideas off of. Anyone who has felt lonely working from home will grasp the rationale: Humans, being social creatures, are more productive when there are other people to talk with, lean on and learn from… “
From The Hartford Courant
NEW HAVEN It s time for a third cocktail. The Bourse Coworking Loft will have its third movie night, Coquetiers du Cinema, at 6 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $15 for non-Bourse members. The evening includes cocktails, refreshments from Zinc and a screening of Dead Reckoning, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lizabeth Scott. True to form, The Bourse will serve the movie’s famous cocktail: the Ramos Gin Fizz.
Press and Media April 2011
“A similar space known as the Bourse (French for “exchange”) on Chapel Street is the brainchild of New Haven architect Robert Orr. The idea is to offer more than a place to sit and get some work done. “
From Business New Haven
Press and Media March 2011
Recently opened is The Bourse, New Haven’s Coworking Loft. Owner Robert Orr says,“I think this is going to be a magnet to find out what’s happening in New Haven that isn’t Yale or Yale-New Haven Hospital,” he says. “These are people who have stopped waiting for the barriers to fall and are using their own two hands to get things moving.”
Press and Media February 2011
“The Bourse,” said New Haven architect and co-business owner Robert Orr, “was inspired by the early days of the Paris Stock Exchange; a place where people could find support as well as funding, and most importantly, a place where new ideas could be exchanged and find footing.”
An immense loft with a vintage library feel, you can show up with your laptop and settle in for a few hours or a few days work.
From The E-List
Press and Media January 2011
The Bourse, New Haven’s Coworking Loft opened in early December by New Haven architect Robert and his wife Carol, half a block from the downtown Green, is the latest example of coworking, and a grand one at that…
Press and Media December 2010
Rod Stevens, the business development consultant from Bainbridge Island, Washington, dropped into New Haven in late December, wanting to take a look at a “coworking loft” called the Bourse.
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