L’Occitane en Provence, at Warner Hall

"International retailer L’Occitane en Provence opened its newest boutique on Chapel Street just in time for the holiday shopping rush. The company signed a lease with Yale University Properties in early October and has spent the last several weeks refurbishing the building, which now features a wired glass and metal structure that is supposed to mimic a traditional greenhouse, according to a L’Occitane press release. Since its establishment in 1996 as a branch of the Office of New Haven and State Affairs, University Properties has sought to reinvigorate New Haven’s downtown shopping district by bringing in new restaurants and retailers to Broadway and Chapel streets."

New Haven in 1887, by Walter Allen

"The east wall of the Mix house, according to measurements of the various maps, stood about 250 feet from the corner of College street, or upon the spot where Warner hall now stands, the premises occupying on this side a space of about one-half the driveway between the present Union league house and Warner hall."

The Union League Available, Price $165,000

"Available: The Union League, New Haven, Conn. Price $165,000. First floor: beautifully panelled Club Room with fireplace. Two private dining rooms and bar / office area. Second floor: banquet hall, private dining areas, game room, bar, modern kitchen and dining room equipment. Third and fourth floor: fourteen rooms for downtown bachelor living. Basement: 2 bowling alleys."

Joel Schiavone a gadfly without socks or sacred cows, by Bill Ryan

"Schiavone is thinking up new projects, in the atmosphere for meditation that he has created at his offices on Chapel Street in the old Union League building. The Union League, a private, exclusive men's club formed at the turn of the century, once would not have admitted anyone named Joel Schiavone. 'It was for WASPs.' He has taken the former hangout of the very privileged and created offices that bear the unmistakable stamp of Joel Schiavone."