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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...

'Paperless' ban aids CT ticket resellers

Matt Pilon |

In a victory for ticket-reselling companies, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed into law new requirements anticipated to boost sales in the secondary market — transactions facilitated through...

Retail stirs anew in downtown's western edge

Gregory Seay |

The revival of the Goodwin Square office-hotel complex on downtown Hartford's western edge has reawakened not only interest from office and retail tenants but stirred anew fresh hopes for the...

CT bars, restaurants face lawsuits over fight-night broadcasts

Matt Pilon |

A litigious California company is attempting to squeeze more than $1.3 million from Connecticut restaurants and bars for allegedly showing professional boxing matches without a proper license.

Pratt St.’s weekday open-air market dawns

Some of downtown Hartford's most resilient merchants are housed on Pratt Street.

For Hincks, music is a passion and growing business

Stan Simpson |

Sitting on an oversized leather couch in a spacious upstairs green room, Dan Hincks reflected on his life journey — and the special role music has played.

New UHart president shapes ambitious goals for future

Patricia Daddona |

As Gregory Woodward prepares to take over as president of the University of Hartford July 1, he's got some ambitious goals.

Hartford’s Parkville whets developer’s ‘food-hall’ appetite

Gregory Seay |

Whether it's New York City's Chelsea Market or a mercado aberto in Portugal, Carlos Mouta finds them exhilarating places to indulge his passion for food, particularly spices and wine.

Ballek raises historic Hill-Stead Museum's profile

Jason York Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Susan Ballek is an artist. She also is a realist.

The Bushnell preps for next performance: Realty developer

Gregory Seay | 1

When Hartford's Bushnell Center for Performing Arts opened in 1930, it was hailed as a “beacon of hope'' amid the Depression underway at the time, according to its online history.

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