Yale University Properties Welcomes Gourmet Heaven II to Whitney-Audubon Area

Gourmet Heaven II, a delicatessen and specialty grocery store at 44 Whitney Avenue, will hold its official opening on December 18 at noon.

Building on the popular success of Gourmet Heaven in the Broadway retail district, Gourmet Heaven II will serve the Whitney-Audubon district, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with the same standard of service, quality, cleanliness, freshness and convenience as on Broadway.

Gourmet Heaven II offers a wide array of eating and shopping options, including made-to-order sandwiches, homemade salads, hot food bar, fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh cut flowers, sushi bar and grocery items ranging from staples to gourmet specialties. Gourmet Heaven II also offers a seating area and catering services.

Both Gourmet Heaven and Gourmet Heaven II are owned and operated by the Cho family of New Haven, who started their first gourmet grocery and deli 18 years ago in New York City. When Chung (Chris) Cho and his brother Peter saw the opportunity to become part of the revitalization of the Broadway district, they moved to New Haven and opened Gourmet Heaven in Spring 2001. In their new location, the Cho brothers look forward to serving students, as well as residents and employees of the area.

Gourmet Heaven II joins other independently-owned family-operated University Properties tenants, enhancing the arts-oriented, family-friendly retail mix which includes Sogno, Boutique of Dreams, a gift shop with a variety of merchandise for the whole family; The Toystore on Audubon, which specializes in unusual and educational toys and books; and Sandra’s Soul Food, a local favorite.

Because of its Community Investment Program, Yale University is the single largest property tax payer in the city of New Haven. University Properties leases to 71 merchants, of which 66 are local and independent.

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