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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.

Legislature moves minimum wage hike bill forward

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A major legislative committee on Tuesday narrowly passed legislation that would raise Connecticut's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021.

Bertucci's files for bankruptcy, closes CT locations

Joe Cooper |

Massachusetts-based Bertucci's Italian restaurant has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and closed three of its Connecticut eateries under a new owner, according to company officials.

Hartford co-working space inks Hilton Hartford partnership


Co-working space Upward Hartford announced Friday it has a new partnership with Hilton Hartford.

Sportech to provide betting technology to Penn. racing club

Matt Pilon |

Sportech, the operator of 18 parimutuel betting parlors across Connecticut, said a racing club north of Philadelphia has selected it to provide new digital and mobile betting platforms.

E. Windsor casino demolition begins amid project uncertainty

Gregory Seay |

East Windsor's planned casino will hire at least 650 workers -- half from Hartford, the developers said Monday, the same day demolition began on the former Showcase Theater.

Riverside Park boathouse goes solar

Matt Pilon |

Riverfront Recapture said it's flipped the switch on a rooftop solar array that will offset 82 percent of the electricity needs in the Greater Hartford Jaycees Community Boathouse, located in...

Farmington's Joey Garlic's restaurant rebranded as Mama Luke's

Farmington's Joey Garlic's restaurant is being rebranded as Mama Luke's Restaurant and Pizzeria, owners said Monday.

Hartford bakers propose medical marijuana dispensary zone in Wethersfield

Two members of the Mozzicato family, well-known for their Italian bakeries in Plainville and Hartford, are seeking permission to allow medical marijuana dispensing in the town of Wethersfield.

Legislators buck Senate co-chairs, keep casino expansion alive


An 11th-hour uprising by rank-and-file members of a legislative committee Thursday resurrected an issue that two Senate co-chairs seemed to have tabled for 2018: Should the state be opened to...

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