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Cromwell’s Courtyard by Marriott sees multi-million dollar refresh

Q&A discusses Courtyard by Marriott's recent renovations in Cromwell and the Hartford hotel market with general manager Kristen Pikula.

Cinemark expanding No. Haven multiplex

Cinemark plans to convert its existing North Haven moviehouse into a 14-screen multiplex, featuring luxury lounger recliners and all-digital projectors.

Foodies take a shine to Auriemma’s saucy brands

Gregory Seay |

Geno Auriemma has honed some fine entrepreneurial skills along the way to becoming the winningest women's college basketball coach ever.

Wayback Burgers lays down nine-patty gauntlet

Cheshire’s Wayback Burgers said it will award $3,350 to whoever can finish its monstrous nine-patty burger, The Triple Triple, the fastest during a contest on Sept. 18.

Dave & Buster's to hire over 200 in Manchester

Dave & Buster's said it intends to hire more than 200 people for its Manchester restaurant — its first in Connecticut.

Mohegan slots revenue falls $1.9M

Mohegan Sun said its July slots revenue fell 3.5 percent year over year.

Chief tourism pitchman Van Parys retires

Becky Bergman |

Michael Van Parys spent three decades developing strong ties to the region's tourism and hospitality industries.

Arena decision weighs heavily on Hartford's entertainment future

Matt Pilon |

In 2024, Hartford will be an entertainment magnet.

Personal chef caters to health-conscious customers

Stan Simpson |

Paul Finney is in the “personal chef” business, which may seem odd because the bulk of his clients are senior citizens — some on fixed incomes.

Front Street's Nixs is Hartford's first EB-5 project

Matt Pilon |

This Friday, when Nixs Hartford opens its first Connecticut restaurant and lounge on Front Street, it will be partly thanks to foreign investors from China and Vietnam who jointly anteed up at least...

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