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6/23/2015 - Optimus Healthcare Installs New Public Art Project, Marks Final Stage of East Side Façade Improvement Grant

“Creativity is in Bridgeport’s DNA. We’re the home of big thinkers like P.T. Barnum, Elias Howe, Igor Sikorsky and Gustave Whitehead. They harnessed their creative energy and helped reshape the world around them. Today, we continue to promote creativity and support public art projects like this one on the East Side, it’s just another example of our city getting better every day. We are implementing more projects in Bridgeport and are creating an environment for artists to succeed and thrive here in the Park City.” – Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch 

Bridgeport, Conn. (May 23, 2015) – Today, the final phase of the City of Bridgeport’s $370,000 façade improvement grant on East Main Street was completed with the installation of a blue-lit LED DNA molecule art structure in front of the Optimus Healthcare Building at 1071 East Main Street. This is another step taken by the City to improve the East Side Corridor and help beautify the store front of businesses on East Main Street.   

“Creativity is in Bridgeport’s DNA. We’re the home of big thinkers like P.T. Barnum, Elias Howe, Igor Sikorsky and Gustave Whitehead. They harnessed their creative energy and helped reshape the world around them. Today, we continue to promote creativity and this public art installation on the East Side is just another example of our city getting better every day. We are implementing more projects in Bridgeport and creating an environment for artists to succeed and thrive here in the Park City,” said Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch.

City of Bridgeport Deputy Director for the Office of Planning and Economic Development, Ginne-Rae Clay, was onsite as the final phase of a $370,000 grant to improve the East Side was completed.

“Today we are in front of 1071 East Main Street and we are in the process of installing an art structure that is a DNA molecule in front of the Optimus Healthcare Building, how fitting,” said Ginne-Rae Clay, Deputy Director of the Office of Planning and Economic Development for the City of Bridgeport. “This is the last part of the $370,000 façade improvement program the City has done along East Main Street. We are very, very excited about this.”

In our state’s largest city, projects like this will help ensure the East Bridgeport Development Corridor becomes a place where people want to live and work, and where companies want to invest and hire people. In Bridgeport, we’re investing in our future, making our city a place where our kids and grandkids will choose to live, work and raise their families.