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Malloy to open sports betting talks with tribes


Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday he will try to resolve who has rights to sports gambling before calling the General Assembly into special session to consider legalizing wagering on sports.

Pet stations, cafés, bars — Apartment amenities climb along with occupancy, rents

Gregory Seay |

As new apartments hit the Greater Hartford market, landlords are racing to add the latest amenities to lure tenants.

McKinnon's Irish Pub eyes bigger downtown site

Joe Cooper| Gregory Seay |

The owner of McKinnon's Irish Pub is looking for a new home in downtown Hartford after 16 years operating at 114 Asylum St.

The Kitchen bows in N. Britain

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut restaurateur Vincent Placeres formally debuts on Thursday his second local dining spot, The Kitchen Eatery and Lounge, city officials say.

CT’s tourism industry readies for busy season

Q&A talks with Randy Fiveash, director of the Connecticut Office of Tourism.

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.

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