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Spectra Boutique Apartments developers lure downtown tenants with amenities

Matthew Broderick Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

When Jeff Ravetz, president of New York-based Girona Ventures, first acquired the former Sonesta Hotel on Constitution Plaza in 2011 — with the goal of converting the building into 190 upscale...

Hartford Foundation holds “Greater Together” gala at Bushnell

Approximately 500 donors, nonprofit representatives, elected officials and community members attended the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving's Greater Together gala at the Bushnell...

Coming soon to a theater near you: Surge pricing for movies


Would you go see "Geostorm "or "The Snowman" -- two box office duds that were savaged by critics and have abysmal scores on Rotten Tomatoes -- if you didn't have to pay full price to watch them in an...

Venitosh finds right pitch at S. Windsor's Telefunken

John Stearns |

Some of the biggest names in music have relied on a small South Windsor company to help deliver just the right sound in their live performances or studio recordings.

Mohegan Sun hosting American Idol auditions


Mohegan Sun, the Uncasville resort tribal casino, is hosting auditions for Connecticut residents to win auditions with American Idol.

Q&A with UConn's Mark Overmyer-Velázquez

The director of UConn's new campus that opened in downtown Hartford Aug. 28 is a professor and musician — and he knows what it takes to help conduct an educational enterprise as an elected...

Why Hartford is a good place for young professionals

Matthew Necci and Peter Meggers |

Much has been written about whether Hartford can be an attractive destination for those choosing where to begin their careers. Much has also been written about the purported rise and fall of the...

UConn’s Front Street arrival sets off a retail feeding frenzy

Gregory Seay |

Nixs, the restaurant-bar in downtown Hartford's Front Street retail-entertainment district, plans an exterior facelift around the time UConn's adjacent new campus opens there in late August.

CT movie theaters reinvent business model to lure patrons

Natalie Missakian Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Ahmad Ali Davis, owner of the six-screen Parkade Cinemas in Manchester, knew his small 1950s-era movie house needed to change with the times to draw movie-watchers away from Netflix and the comforts...

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