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Hamden Approves Incentives of New Businesses


The Town of Hamden and the Department of Economic and Community Development are pleased to announce the opening/expansion of four new businesses in Hamden. Two new franchises are opening their doors in Hamden with the help of the Town of Hamden's business incentives for property improvements. FroyoWorld has already started bringing in business to Hamden Plaza and Moe's Southwest Grill will be soon to follow. Also with the help of the Town, some businesses have been able to relocate or expand. Taylor Freezer of Connecticut, a frozen desserts and beverages manufacturing and repair company, has relocated from North Haven to Welton Street in Hamden. Taylor Freezer participated in the Town of Hamden's tax incentive program, which included a tax deferral, a property improvement grant and a waiver of the building permit fee. Deric Currie Insurance has also moved from his prior office and expanded to a larger one on Whitney after benefiting from the Town of Hamden's economic development incentives.

“Despite the difficult economy, our incentives have proven to be a great tool for opportunities for small businesses to create jobs and to help grow the Town's tax base,” said Dale Kroop, Director of Economic and Community Development.



Calling itself Connecticut’s “first self-serve frozen yogurt lounge,” FroyoWorld opened its doors in Hamden this Spring and will had its Grand Opening July 9th. Originally started in San Francisco, California, FroyoWorld offers a healthy alternative to ice cream and contains live active cultures that help promote a better lifestyle as well as enhance your body and beauty. They offer more than 45 different toppings in a fun environment where you get to “top it yourself.”

FroyoWorld received a grant and permit fee waiver from the Town of Hamden.


2100 Dixwell Avenue (Hamden Plaza)

(203) 891-5560



Sunday-Thursday: 11am-10pm

Friday-Saturday: 11am-11pm


Moe's Southwest Grill

Hamden Plaza will soon become home to Moe's Southwest Grill. Originally founded in Atlanta, Ga., Moe's offers a made-to-order southwest menu. They are best known for their burritos, but also offer a variety of other items including 20+ fresh, free ingredients as well as kid's, vegetarian and low-calorie options. All meals are also served with free chips and salsa. Moe's prides itself in only serving the highest quality ingredients. The menu consists of all natural, cage-free, white breast meat chicken; steroid-free, grain-fed pulled pork; 100% sirloin, grass-fed steak; and organic tofu. At Moe's, there are no microwaves, no Trans fats and no msg. Please visit http://www.moes.com/ for more information.

Moe's Southwest Grill received a grant and permit fee waiver from the Town of Hamden.



Taylor Freezer

The Town of Hamden is happy to welcome Taylor Freezer of Connecticut, who will be relocating to 130-150 Welton St. from North Haven. Taylor Freezer has been operating since 1926 and is a manufacturer that makes and repairs machines for frozen desserts and beverages, such as soft serve ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato and smoothies. They are also the exclusive Connecticut distributors of Flavor Burst. In addition to manufacturing, they are also committed to technical training and research.

“Taylor Freezer is an excellent company and are so pleased to have them in Hamden,” proclaimed Dale Kroop, who worked with Taylor Freezer for four months to bring them to Hamden. Please visit their website at http://taylorct.com/ to contact Taylor Freezer.

Taylor Freezer received a tax abatement, a rehabilitation grant and a waiver of the building permit fees from the Town of Hamden.

Deric Currie Insurance

 Local resident Deric Currie has moved and expanded his insurance office to 3208 Whitney Avenue, Unit 1B. Deric J. Currie Insurance Agency Inc. specializes in renters, home, life and auto insurance. He is apart of the State Farm Insurance Group and has been since 1994. To contact Currie please call 203-407-1933 or email him at thecurrieagency.com.

Mr. Currie received incentives to grow, including a rehabilitation grant and waiver of the building permit fees.


The Town of Hamden has provided these businesses with incentives. For Further information on how to apply for incentives under the Hamden Business Incentive Program, please visit www.hamden-ct.com or contact Dale Kroop, the Director of Economic Development at 203-287-7030 or dkroop@hamden.com.

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