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Stamford's Harbor Point to Add 8 Restaurants, Events this Summer

Having just constructed a largely new community of Harbor Point in the South End, Building and Land Technology is doing some things to build the community in other ways.

Cutting the meat at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, which has expanded its space at the expanding Harbor Point development in the South End (Patch file photo)
Cutting the meat at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, which has expanded its space at the expanding Harbor Point development in the South End (Patch file photo)

Building and Land Technology has announced the addition of eight new restaurants coming soon in its South End Harbor Point development (and an addition to Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, already there).

The developer also announced two more apartment buildings, new services and a slew of new events.

Here's most of the announcement issued Tuesday by the developer (Patch has changed the news release, adding subheadings and bullet points and rearranged some paragraphs):

Food

The food scene leads the way this year, with an [...] 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. 

Events

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 this Web page or visit the Harbor Point page on Facebook. 

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.

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. 

Recreation

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 St.; 
  • group bike rides hosted by Pacific Swim Bike Run; and 
  • evening “Pub Runs” led by Fleet Feet Sports.  

Transportation in & out

BLT continues to support transportation to, from and within Harbor Point:

  • The Water Taxi begins May 22.  

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.

Apartment buildings

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.

About BLT

Building and Land Technology (BLT) is a privately held real estate private equity, development and property management firm. 

Founded in 1982, BLT is vertically integrated and has invested, developed, owned and managed over five million square feet of commercial space and over 10,000 residential units. 

BLT is the developer of numerous residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects, including Harbor Point, a transformative mixed-use development in Stamford, CT. 

One of the largest redevelopments on the eastern seaboard, Harbor Point encompasses an entire neighborhood, with a full mile of waterfront, more than 4,000 residential units, and several million square feet of commercial development.

BLT’s holdings include more than 100 active real estate companies, a majority interest in William Pitt Sotheby’s residential brokerage firm with 28 offices and 1,100 agents, a mortgage and insurance company as well as numerous private equity investments.

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