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New England BBQ championships set for Sept.

The banks of the Connecticut River in Hartford will play host to a barbecue competition for 2,000 people on Labor Day weekend, organizers announced.

World of Beer will open taps next week

World of Beer said Tuesday that it will open its West Hartford restaurant on Jan. 26 at 11 a.m.

10,000 headed to Hartford for volleyball tourney

Nearly 10,000 people, including 2,000 athletes, will descend upon Hartford this weekend for a volleyball tournament at the Connecticut Convention Center, according to the Connecticut Convention &...

Mohegan finished 2014 with slots increase; Foxwoods sees decline

The holidays proved fruitful for Mohegan Sun, which recorded its first, and only, 2014 monthly slot revenue increase in December.

City Steam settles trademark suit with Calif. brewer

Hartford's City Steam Brewery said Wednesday it has settled a trademark lawsuit filed against it a year ago by a California-based craft brewer by agreeing to slightly tweak the branding on its...

Sliders Grill & Bar to try franchising

Southington’s Sliders Grill & Bar, which has five locations in the state, said it hopes to expand by selling franchising rights.

CT Friendly's operator to close some restaurants through bankruptcy

A New York-based group that once operated four Friendly's restaurants in Connecticut has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.

Florida beverage maker buys into World of Beer franchising push

A Florida provider of an exercise-recovery dairy beverage has taken a 51 percent stake in the World of Beer restaurant opening later this month in West Hartford, according to U.S. Securities &...

DCP: Bars to close at 3 a.m. Thursday

Bars and restaurants can serve alcohol later than normal on New Year’s Day, though package stores and grocery stores cannot sell on the holiday, the Department of Consumer Protection said.

World of Beer to open in W. Hartford

Tavern franchise World of Beer said it will open a West Hartford location — its second in Connecticut — next month.

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