News Haven, the magazine shop and general store on Chapel Street, will close after 30 years of business. The store, on the corner of Chapel and High, across the street from Vanderbilt Hall, has long been a one-stop-shop for everything from licorice to Elle, and its convenient location attracts much traffic from the cigarette-smoking community at Yale.
Navin Jani, an employee at News Haven, has worked there for 13 years. Jani told the Bullblog that the lease will be expiring in two weeks, and that his efforts to renew the lease with Real Living, a real estate agency in New Haven, were in vain. Jani, a resident of Queens, NY, said that chances for relocating the store are slim, and that one worker has already found another job.
“This spot is the only one where you can sell magazines,” Jani said. “Down the street is no good.”
Jani confirms the report by the New Haven Independent that Panera Bread, a national cafe chain, will be taking News Haven’s place.