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Serving people is how Jones made his ‘bones’ in restaurant biz

Stan Simpson |

As a kid visiting his grandfather in New Jersey, Shawn Jones remembers getting up at 5:30 a.m. to load the family van with plumbing supplies.

UConn, XL Center wrangle over short-term lease talks

Matt Pilon |

As one of the XL Center's biggest tenants, UConn athletics is likely key to the Hartford arena's future.

State tourism spending yields 12x return

The $32 million Connecticut has spent on tourism marketing since 2012 has yielded $393 million more in tourism revenues over that time span, according to a report by the Connecticut Department of...

AAC Basketball tourney brings Hartford $4M

Greater Hartford stands to reap $4 million in economic impact this weekend from the American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Championship tournament at the XL Center.

Legislators weighing minimum wage hike for servers

Restaurant servers are pushing for legislation that would raise their minimum wage by 58 percent, to $9.15, which is currently the minimum wage for non-tipped workers.

Mohegan unveils 'Earth Tower' hotel

Mohegan Sun on Thursday unveiled a rendering of its planned seven-story, 400-room hotel, which is slated to open in the fall of 2016.

Growing competition, economy cost CT casinos $1.2B

Over the past eight years, the addition and expansion of casinos in Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island and Maine have contributed to a $1.2 billion decline (39 percent) in Connecticut...

Mohegans finalize succession plan for long-time CEO

The Mohegan Tribe on Monday announced it will promote three of its in-house executives as CEO Mitchell Grossinger Etess transitions into retirement over the next six months.

Mohegans to open 10 sub shops

The Mohegan Tribe of Uncasville plans to open 10 Jersey Mike's Subs sandwich shops in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, as the resort casino owners continue their diversification play.

CT brewer’s big bottles coming to Webster Arena

Stratford brewery Two Roads Brewing, which distributes throughout Connecticut and beyond, said event goers who pony up for suite-level seats at Bridgeport’s Webster Bank Arena will be able to...

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