Light & Verity

Buying on Broadway

More of the retail district next to campus is now in Yale's hands.

Mark Alden Branch ’86

Mark Alden Branch ’86

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Another piece of New Haven’s Broadway retail district is now in Yale’s hands. The university recently bought the buildings at 51 and 57 Broadway (left) from a private partnership, for $7 million. Some alumni will remember 57 Broadway as the home of the York Square Cinema and 51 as the Educated Burgher. The buildings currently house Campus Customs, Broadway Kitchen, Blue Jay Cleaners, and the cosmetics store Bluemercury. Like other nonacademic properties owned by Yale, these will stay on the city’s tax rolls. With this acquisition, Yale owns all the retail property on the block except 21 Broadway, the home of Junzi Kitchen.

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