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Meriden hotel to resolve ADA violations

The owner of the Comfort Inn & Suites in Meriden has agreed to make its property more accessible to the handicapped, according to U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut Deirdre M. Daly.

CT aims to diversify sports events base

Q&A talks about the state's sporting events business with H. Scott Phelps, president of the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau (CTCSB).

Data says Hartford a pro sports city, but reality says different

John Stearns |

Hartford deserves a major league sports franchise based on its population and mean household income, a new report says, but the city hasn't been able to land one since the Whalers skated off to...

Mohegans extend sub franchise play to CT

The Mohegan Tribe said it will open a Jersey Mike’s sub sandwich location next week in Meriden.

July slots: Foxwoods sees slight uptick, Mohegan down

Foxwoods’ slot win increased slightly in July, while Mohegan Sun had a 1.9 percent decline, the two Connecticut casinos reported.

New Britain stadium gets PETA nod for food options

New Britain Stadium, which houses the Rock Cats minor league baseball team until the end of the current season, has received an animal rights group's nod for its vegetarian food choices.

Latest attraction continues Lake Compounce’s market-share push

Brad Kane |

When Jerry Brick started working for Bristol amusement park Lake Compounce in 1996, a busy day attracted 10,000 guests. This year, daily peak attendance will top 15,000.

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Hotels rebound from rough winter season

Q&A talks about the hotel industry with Karen Bachofner, vice president of sales and marketing of the Waterford Hotel Group Inc., which manages the Marriott Hartford Downtown, Hilton Hartford,...

New owners plot former Avon Old Farms Inn’s future

Matthew Broderick Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

When Nicholas Chabot, his mom and two siblings opened Farmington Gardens, an upscale wedding reception facility in Farmington in 2011, it was a bit of a gamble. They had no clients lined up and no...

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