Commerce on the Move

The corner crew have setup a new “pop up” shop behind the yellow house on Liberty Street.  Make all your recreational purchases here for the time being.


Here’s the Rub

Massage place opening up in the old Meeting House Opticians location.  Body of Needs will be offering “luxe treatments,”  though no mention of happy endings.  You can get that from the ladies on Liberty Street.


Roundup for the Area

606 Main St (ION) black male stole a bike from their 2 weeks ago
Soup kitchen, white male, ponytail backpack, “Michael” selling marijuana
30 liberty st, 2 black males stole something from the porch
Pedal Power, someone brought in a bike, suspected stolen, manager seems to know who the real owner is

Soup kitchen for a black male, colorful bandana selling drugs
In front of ION rest, white blonde female assaulted black male dreadlocks…female ran towards the bridge

Buttonwood Tree for a male sleeping on the sidewalk
86 Lincoln st lady slapped a male



Cajun Joint to Occupy Former First and Last

The owner of Mikado will be opening “Cajun Shaking Seafood” at the old First and last location, see our closing coverage here – First Last Done! With plans of expanding that tiny bar already in mind, this could be a seriously fun place to get your Cajun on,  we can almost hear the fiddle and accordion “I guarantee!”  Spring of 2020 target opening, see the release here:

“Cajun Shaking Seafood” Restaurant Comes to Middletown
MIDDLETOWN, CT, October 7, 2019 — Middletown Mayor Daniel Drew announced today that local restauranteur, Robert Yu, will open a new restaurant in the city’s building at 222 Main Street, the former First & Last Middletown location.
Yu is bringing a Cajun seafood boil restaurant to the space. It will be a new concept for downtown Middletown and expands the variety of food choices in Middletown’s eclectic restaurant scene.
Yu is the owner of Mikado Japanese Restaurant in Middletown and Mikado Bistro in Canton. Both restaurants serve a mix of Asian dishes including sushi, sashimi, rolls, soups and salads.
“I am very excited about Bob’s vision for this critical space and wish him every success,” Mayor Drew said.
Larry McHugh, Middlesex County Chamber President stated, “We are very happy about Bob opening up his new restaurant in the former First & Last Tavern site. In talking with Bob over the past few months and hearing his excitement about this, I know it will be a huge success.”
Yu is looking to update the interior by investing hundreds of thousands of dollars into the facility. The restaurant will have a new expanded bar along with new finishes and fixtures. The new dining experience is slated to open the spring of 2020.