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In DoNo's shadow, Hartford's other developments take off

Gregory Seay |

Almost unnoticed amid Hartford's booming conversions of older office buildings into housing and commercial space and construction of a ballpark and UConn campus, is another wave of development that...

Capital City's towering imprint drives its economic curator

Gregory Seay |

Sean M. Fitzpatrick, the city of Hartford director responsible for seeking out and maximizing its best economic opportunities, is never far from reminders of the importance of his role — and...

Bob's Stores, Eastern Mountain Sports back in Ch. 11

Gregory Seay |

For the second time in a year, the operations and assets of sports-actionwear retailers Bob's Stores Inc. and Eastern Mountain Sports are being overseen in federal bankruptcy court.

E-commerce keeps one N. Britain hardware store still thriving

Stan Simpson |

Quiet as it's kept, a few years back Linda Rutkowski was wondering why her brother Arek was spending so much time in front of the computer at the family's New Britain business.

Iconic Bills Khakis sold to Beacon Falls firm

Patricia Daddona |

Beacon Falls' NEJ Inc., which specializes in excess inventory management for specialty retailers and famous brands, will buy Bills Khakis, the iconic brand and designer of premium men's sportswear.

New Country BMW's $5M expansion

Gregory Seay |

Growing consumer demand in the Hartford region for Germany's BMW automobiles is behind a $5 million expansion of the marque's showroom – and eventually staffing -- in the city's North Meadows.

Cromwell Kmart to close in mid-March

Patricia Daddona |

The Cromwell Kmart is closing this spring, along with previously announced Sears stores in Enfield and West Hartford.

Stanley Black & Decker to acquire iconic Craftsman brand for nearly $1B

Patricia Daddona | 2

New Britain's Stanley Black & Decker has agreed to buy the Craftsman brand from Sears Holdings Corp. in a deal valued at $900 million that will also expand the company's U.S. footprint and create...

Stamford's High Ridge Brands buys oral care company

John Stearns |

Stamford-based High Ridge Brands Co., a personal care consumer products company, announced Tuesday that it recently acquired Dr. Fresh LLC, a Buena Park, Calif., provider of oral care products.

CT warns consumers to use gift cards promptly

Connecticut's Department of Consumer Protection is urging consumers to use holiday gift cards as soon as possible in order to minimize risk.

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