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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.

ALDI sets Oct. 12 Cromwell hiring fair

Discount grocer ALDI is shopping for workers at its Middletown-area store, and is staging an Oct. 12 hiring event to find them.

Simsbury tech firm sues Facebook over targeted ads

A Simsbury company that offers businesses a way to target advertising to nearby smart phones has filed a lawsuit against Facebook alleging the social networking giant is offering an infringing...

Café opening Tue. at 777 Main apts.

South Windsor's Blue State Coffee says its inaugural downtown Hartford café on street level of the 777 Main St. apartment tower will debut on Tuesday.

ReSET honors 12 startups with assistance, cash

Hartford incubator reSET, the Social Enterprise Trust, has announced the winners of its 2015 Impact Challenge, who will receive professional service and split at least $75,000 in seed capital.

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

OKs in hand, Rentschler mall to start

Groundbreaking is imminent for the proposed Outlet Shoppes at Rentschler Field after East Hartford planners granted zoning approval for the 410,000-square-foot retail development, authorities say.

Crop of dispensary applicants numbers 19

A total of 19 applicants are competing to win three additional licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries in Connecticut, state regulators announced.

Retailers must prep for new card-swipe rules, technology

Julie Pukas |

There's been much discussion and attention surrounding the payment industry's shift to EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) chip-card technology. Already a common technology in countries...

Beacon closing Manchester retail store

Beacon Light & Supply Co. is closing its Manchester retail showroom and, starting Friday, will begin liquidating about $1 million of light fixtures and controls, ceiling fans and other inventory.

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