Yale Welcomes Métaphore to Downtown New Haven

Yale University Properties celebrates the opening of Métaphore in the Chapel Street Historic District of downtown New Haven.

The press is invited to the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Métaphore at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 28 at 46 High Street.

Métaphore offers French and Belgian table linens, Scandinavian dishes and glassware, Quimper pottery, “Match” pewter from Italy, hand-embroidered towels and other categories of fine European products for the home.

“Our table linens alone are worth a trip to Métaphore. European textile design is a true art form,” said Liza Clayson, long time New Haven resident and owner of Métaphore. “Of course, it’s easy to spend an entire day downtown—it’s a place people are very excited about.”

Métaphore’s move from Branford, Connecticut, where the store first opened its doors, is representative of the energy and vitality of New Haven’s shopping districts. With an active customer base of tourists, students and locals, the Elm City offered Métaphore a perfect location to expand its business. [did they move or expand?]

“We’re glad to have Métaphore in one of Yale’s community investment properties. It fills a niche in downtown New Haven and adds to the elegant, high quality offerings that are found in the Chapel District,” said David Newton, director of University Properties.

Métaphore’s move to New Haven is more than reflective of an increasingly prosperous city; it also marks the successful business endeavor of yet another female entrepreneur—a growing trend in downtown New Haven. Métaphore owner Clayson joins over a dozen other successful women, including the owners of Wish List, Yarn, LLC, Songo–Boutique of Dreams, Claire’s, Villarina’s, Bead Hive II and Clare Jones, which recently opened.

Downtown New Haven, including the Historic Chapel Street District, has boutiques, award-winning restaurants, world-renowned museums and theaters. Yale University has proudly been an active partner in creating a vital downtown and promoting New Haven’s economic development through its community investment program. For more information, log on to http://www.yale.edu/onhsa/.

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