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Only In Bridgeport: Plenty of Things Are Still Handcrafted In The Park City

Steve Domyan inspects some of the tender greens growing in an old factory building at Metrocrops in Bridgeport.
Steve Domyan inspects some of the tender greens growing in an old factory building at Metrocrops in Bridgeport. Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness

BRiDGEPORT, Conn. — You may know the Park City was once the home of the Frisbee, Singer sewing machines and the very first Subway sandwich shop.

But did you know there are still plenty of things being made in Bridgeport?

Poppy’s Cheesecake — Owners Katie and Alex Ginis rely on their grandfather’s secret recipe and their dad’s deft touch in their Remer Street kitchen to turn out these creamy, delectable desserts. See our earlier story here .

Modify Furniture — Mid-century modern rules the day at this East End business run by former pediatrician Marci Klein. Her sleek designs pair hand-finished, eco-friendly bamboo and powder-coated aluminum and many pieces can be assembled at home, á la a high-end Ikea. Check it out !

Tea-rrific Ice Cream — Start with hormone-free cream from New England farms, add cage-free eggs and infused tea and what do you get? A tasty summertime splurge in one-of-a-kind flavors like Ginger Matcha, Lavender’s Blueberry and Masala Chai made right on Barnum Avenue. Check out our story for a sales location near you.

Asylum Distillery — Gin? Vodka? Perhaps a little authentic moonshine? Business partners Robert Schulten and Neil Doocy will take you on a tour of this Asylum Street company, followed by a wee taste of their fermented fancies. Click here for more info.

Metrocrops — This River Street business proves you don’t need dirt to grow the peppery arugula and micrograms owners Steve and Nancy Domyan pamper with precision lighting and perfect water levels. Read more about their wares and where to get them here .

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