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CT tourism sees increase in summer visitors, dollars spent

It was a good summer for Connecticut tourism. The governor's office announced today the state's 23 leading attractions saw a 12 percent increase in visitors for June to August 2015 compared to the...

Hartford seeing more empty retail spaces


The retail vacancy rate in Hartford increased this year while the surrounding suburbs were much better about filling up their empty storefronts, according to a Massachusetts real estate firm.

S. Windsor RV dealer sold to Vermont firm

Vermont-based Pete's RV Center has officially assumed ownership of South Windsor recreational vehicle dealer Van's RV Center, joining together New England's longest established RV dealers.

Wayback anticipates 2016 IPO

Wayback Burgers hopes to go public next year.

Fireball Run launches from Hartford Sunday

The Web video reality adventure series “Fireball Run: Space Race” is set to begin its 2,000-mile journey out of Hartford on Sunday, before ending eight days later on the Space Coast of...

E. Hartford approves casino site

The East Hartford Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously approved its proposed casino site, in the hopes that the Connecticut's two Native American tribes select the city as their third locati

CRIS Radio widens Mystic Aquarium access

Windsor's nonprofit CRIS Radio and Mystic Aquarium announced Tuesday a pilot that offers visitors with low-vision or other print disabilities a new way to access print information displayed at the...

CT casinos' slot win fell in August

Both Connecticut casinos reported year-over-year declines in their slot-machine wins for August.

CT casinos finalize gaming expansion partnership

Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun on Thursday cemented their partnership that aims to open a third casino in Connecticut in the coming few years.

Hartford street food market launches next week

Hartford nonprofit Knox Inc. said it will launch on Monday an open-air street food market in the city’s Parkville neighborhood featuring food trucks, local restaurant fare and live music.

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