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Scott Dolch | Executive Director, Connecticut Restaurant Association

John Stearns |

The Connecticut Restaurant Association has a new signal caller in Scott Dolch, its executive director, who's transitioning from a career in sports-related roles to representing an...

Hartford's Pratt St. Patio resumes May 29

Gregory Seay |

Hartford's popular Pratt Street Patio resumes its second seasonal run of outdoor dining and entertainment, starting day after Memorial Day.

New Spanish restaurant opens in Hartford's Goodwin Hotel

Joe Cooper |

A new Spanish-style restaurant opened its doors Wednesday in Hartford's Goodwin Hotel led by Bravo TV's “Top Chef,” Tyler Anderson.

MGM Springfield sets Aug. 24 opening date

Joe Cooper |

MGM Resorts International in Springfield said its $960 million casino and entertainment complex will open Aug. 24 ahead of its projected September launch.

CT Restaurant Assoc. names Dolch as exec. director

Joe Cooper |

The Connecticut Restaurant Association (CRA), which represents nearly 700 businesses, has named Scott Dolch as its new executive director, officials said.

Legislature moves minimum wage hike bill forward

Joe Cooper |

A major legislative committee on Tuesday narrowly passed legislation that would raise Connecticut's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021.

Bertucci's files for bankruptcy, closes CT locations

Joe Cooper |

Massachusetts-based Bertucci's Italian restaurant has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and closed three of its Connecticut eateries under a new owner, according to company officials.

Hartford co-working space inks Hilton Hartford partnership

JOE COOPER |

Co-working space Upward Hartford announced Friday it has a new partnership with Hilton Hartford.

Sportech to provide betting technology to Penn. racing club

Matt Pilon |

Sportech, the operator of 18 parimutuel betting parlors across Connecticut, said a racing club north of Philadelphia has selected it to provide new digital and mobile betting platforms.

E. Windsor casino demolition begins amid project uncertainty

Gregory Seay |

East Windsor's planned casino will hire at least 650 workers -- half from Hartford, the developers said Monday, the same day demolition began on the former Showcase Theater.

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