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Second tenant closes in Hartford’s Front St. district

Joe Cooper |

Qdoba Mexican Grill said it has closed its downtown Hartford Front Street location, becoming the second tenant to flee the young retail-entertainment district.

Artichoke Basille's Pizza fall CT debut

Gregory Seay |

Artichoke Basille's Pizza will open its first Connecticut franchise location on Newington's Berlin Turnpike this fall, with more stores to follow, its franchise owner says.

Windsor Locks to hear out sports developer

Matt Pilon |

After postponing talks July 16 with the developer of a proposed $200 million multi-sport complex, Windsor Locks' top elected official said Wednesday morning that the project isn't dead yet.

Suffield PZC rejects zone change to allow housing along the CT River, putting proposed winery in doubt

MATTHEW P. KNOX | JOURNAL INQUIRER |

The Suffield Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday night unanimously rejected a developer's request for a zone change to allow a housing development along the Connecticut River, putting in doubt a...

CT’s national softball tourney to field $2.1M economic impact

Joe Cooper |

A national girls' softball tournament returning to Connecticut next week is expected to bring more than $2.1 million to the Greater Hartford economy, organizers announced Tuesday.

CT sales-tax cut boosts boat sales

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut's recent sales-tax cut on new- and used- recreational boat sales is raising the sales tide, the state's watercraft dealers say.

CT to reopen the nation’s oldest surviving prison and copper mine

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut’s Old New-Gate Prison and Copper Mine, a historic landmark and state archaeological preserve, in East Granby will reopen this weekend after being closed for about nine years.

Developer plots $200M mega-sports complex in W. Locks with stadiums, hotels, 500 jobs

Joe Cooper |

A developer has announced plans to build and operate a $150 million to $200 million multi-sport complex in Windsor Locks featuring two roughly 6,000-seat stadiums, turf fields, retail space and...

Hartford's The Russell on the go

Gregory Seay |

Thirteen years after debuting his eponymous downtown Hartford eatery, restaurateur-caterer Hugh Russell is expanding his footprint and Caribbean menu to feature to-go fare.

$1.5 million grants to upgrade Hartford's Colt Park

Joe Cooper |

Federal, state and local grants worth $1.5 million will be used to make significant renovations to Hartford's Colt Park, according to the governor.

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