Pier 1 to go out of Business and Close All 540 stores — 8 in CT

Pier 1, the seller of wicker chairs and scented candles, said it will go out of business and permanently close all 540 of its stores. The Fort Worth, Texas- based company said Tuesday that it was unable to find a buyer for its business after filing for bankruptcy protection earlier this year. It will start […]

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So What Do You Think, is Connecticut Ready to Reopen?

There has been an ongoing argument over who can reopen the economy and about whether public officials should reopen the economy. Governors can permit the economy to reopen, but only the people can reopen the economy. Commerce will only happen if people agree to engage in it, and they will continue to engage in much […]

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Survey: Connecticut Wants Feedback From Businesses

AdvanceCT, the nonprofit organization that works to advance overall economic competitiveness in Connecticut, launched a second survey for the state’s businesses with the goal of providing continued feedback to state policymakers regarding how businesses have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Results of the survey will be used to prioritize economic recovery initiatives. The survey […]

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New Chain to Fill Former Staples Building in Bristol

Harbor Freight Tools is coming to Bristol this summer.  The new store is slated for the former Staples building, located at 871 Farmington Avenue and will be the tenth Harbor Freight Tools store in Connecticut. The 24,000-square-foot store will stock a full selection of tools and accessories in categories including automotive, air and power tools, […]

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Litchfield Distillery Temporary Switches From Spirits to Disinfectant Alcohol Spray

Litchfield Distillery in Litchfield, Conn. has ceased normal production of its spirits to instead provide a public service: free disinfectant alcohol spray. When hand sanitizer started flying of the shelves due to coronavirus, Litchfield Distillery partner Jack Baker said it made sense for his company to take action. “Our industry makes high proof spirits and there […]

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7 Hot Spots to Try Amazing Pizza in Connecticut

There is a long and glorious tradition of pizza in Connecticut. From original and authentic pizzerias to family-run restaurants, everything you’re looking for in (and on) a pizza is, well, under your nose. The state, by the way, is famous for ‘Apizza’, a truly Connecticut-style pie that is cooked in a wood or coal-fired oven at […]

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Check Out These Award Winning Connecticut Restaurants

Looking for the best restaurants in Connecticut? There are so many great spots to choose from, so we turned to the Connecticut Restaurant Association for the 2019 winners and nominees of its annual CRAzies Awards. The awards consider hundreds of contenders, select a short list of nominee finalists, and finally, award winners for the best restaurants in each region. […]

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10 Spectacular Things to Do in Torrington

Renowned for its historic New England charm, Torrington, CT offers a variety of dining, shopping, recreational, and entertainment opportunities for visitors of all ages. The downtown area is a thriving cultural hub which is filled with theaters, museums, and art galleries.Torrington’s Burr Pond State Park or John A. Minetto State Park are the perfect choices for activities […]

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