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Hampton by Hilton debuts new Rocky Hill hotel

Joe Cooper |

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton says it opened a 90-room hotel in Rocky Hill this week.

Southington's Smokin' With Chris making ADA upgrades

Gregory Seay |

Southington's Smokin' With Chris Restaurant has agreed to changes to its building exterior and interior to better accommodate people with disabilities, authorities say.

Riverfront Recapture looks to innovate as it preps for busy summer

Q&A talks with Michael Zaleski, president and CEO of Riverfront Recapture.

Hartford's Bar Piña adds artisan donuts

Gregory Seay |

Downtown Hartford's newest retail establishment, Bar Piña, has added artisan-style donuts from renowned area pastry chef Kristin Eddy to its menu.

Officials say a new admissions levy is costing the XL Center shows and revenues at a crucial juncture

Matt Pilon |

The overseers of the XL Center in Hartford say the venue is feeling the sting, in more ways than one, from a 10 percent state admissions tax that kicked in six months ago.

CT's first ax-throwing venue nears Hartford debut

Joe Cooper |

Ax throwing, a medieval adventure game sweeping the nation, is coming to Hartford’s Parkville neighborhood in June.

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.

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