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Downtown retailers hope for holiday bump

The holiday season is an important time for all retailers, including downtown Hartford merchants.

'Small Business Saturday' this week in Hartford

Gregory Seay |

Nearly a dozen downtown Hartford merchants and service providers will participate in the day-long “Small Business Saturday'' promotion this Saturday.

Southington lighting showroom to move, double in size

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut Lighting Centers is relocating its Southington store in December to 50 Graham Place from 235 Queen St. and doubling the size of its showroom there.

Barnes & Noble's foothold firmly planted at UConn in downtown Hartford

Q&A talks to Patrick Maloney, president of Barnes & Noble College, which operates 781 college-campus bookstores around the country, including eight at UConn's seven campuses around the state.

Westfarms’ activation campaigns boost revenue stream

Matthew Broderick Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

The 12,000-plus families expected to visit Santa's Flight Academy at Westfarms mall this holiday season will get more than just giddy anticipation waiting for Christmas' most famous celebrity —...

Q&A with Shoppes at Buckland Hills GM Andrew Sufian

John Stearns |

The countdown has begun toward launch of the holiday shopping season — technically from this week's “Black Friday” through year's end — and Andrew Sufian, who runs one of the...

CT's Wayback Burger debuts in Morocco

Gregory Seay |

Cheshire fast-food chain Wayback Burgers says its first franchise restaurant in Casablanca, Morocco, has opened as part of the chain's international expansion.

E. Hartford outlet developer says project 'not dead yet'

Patricia Daddona |

The developer of the $105 million Outlets Shoppes at Rentschler Field says the project is suspended but "not dead yet" and that he is working to raise capital and reschedule commitments with...

Military family finds entrepreneurship offers healing

Scott Whipple Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

While U.S. Marine Gulaid Ismail was serving in Iraq last decade two of his friends committed suicide. Later, Ismail suffered a nervous breakdown and was honorably discharged. If it weren't for Davina...

Stanley's Craftsman tools to be sold in Lowe's next year

John Stearns |

New Britain-based Stanley Black & Decker said this week it will begin selling its Craftsman tools in Lowe's stores in the second half of 2018.

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