New Haven Native to Open Her "Boutique of Dreams" in Audubon Arts District
Yale University Properties is pleased to announce the opening of Sogno, Boutique of Dreams, LLC, in the Audubon Arts District.
This boutique will offer high-quality and affordable clothing, accessories, gifts and home furnishings for the entire family. Sogno joins with its neighboring local merchant The Toystore on Audubon in the arts-oriented, family-friendly retail mix that promises to serve New Haven area families and contribute to the thriving Audubon Arts District.
The owner of Sogno is Krista Camputaro Flynn, a New Haven native. Flynn possesses a commitment to quality that she attributes to her Italian-American heritage. Flynn grew up in a family that used only the purest of ingredients in their homemade food and wines. “Sogno’s goal is to supply an assortment of products from vendors that exemplify these high standards and meet consumer needs,” said Flynn. As the name suggests, opening Sogno will be the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.
Flynn sees the Audubon Arts District as the perfect home for Sogno, and she looks forward to partnering with other local merchants in continuing to enhance the district. “My plans are to establish a strong community involvement with the New Haven business associations, support the neighboring stores through cross promotions and push the public relations awareness for the overall Arts District.” Bitsie Clark, former Executive Director of the Arts Council and long-time resident of Audubon Street, said of Sogno, “It will be a tremendous addition to the neighborhood, and everybody on the street is thrilled about it.”
Sogno joins several other successful University Properties tenants on Whitney Avenue, such as Sandra’s Place, a family-run soul food restaurant, and soon-to-open Gourmet Heaven II. Bruce Alexander, Vice President for New Haven and State Affairs, noted, “Krista Flynn is the ideal independent entrepreneur. Her vision for Sogno was formed with great consideration for the community it would serve. We are delighted to welcome her to Audubon.”
Because of its Community Investment Program, Yale University is the single largest property tax payer in the city of New Haven. University Properties leases spaces to 71 merchants, of which 66 are local and independent.