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CT retailer EbLens gets new equity partner

Patricia Daddona |

Torrington clothing retailer EbLens LLC, which has several stores in the Greater Hartford area, said Wednesday Boston equity firm J.W. Childs Associates L.P. has acquired a majority interest in the...

Children's clothing retailer shuttering 3 Hartford area stores

Patricia Daddona |

Children's clothing retailer Gymboree will close nine stores in Connecticut, including three in Manchester and Meriden, following its decision to file for bankruptcy protection in June.

Hartford area bike sellers expand with new branded Simsbury outlet

Patricia Daddona |

Mike and Rachel Wolf, who own bicycle shops in Simsbury and Bloomfield and sell the electrical bike brand Pedego Electric Bikes, are opening the brand's 100th Pedego store Thursday in Simsbury.

CT man convicted in $4M 'fencing' scheme

Gregory Seay |

A former Durham man convicted Wednesday faces up to 15 years in federal prison for his role in a “large-scale'' fencing operation that cost retailers more than $4 million in shoplifted...

Food truck craze spreads across Greater Hartford

John Stearns | 1

Food trucks, long a staple of street fare in downtown Hartford, recently received approval to operate in the towns of Enfield and West Hartford, albeit on a restricted basis, partly in deference to...

UConn bookstore being redesigned as 'social hub'

Patricia Daddona |

UConn's campus bookstore in Storrs is getting a multi-million-dollar physical makeover in time for the new academic year this fall.

Hartford kitchen cabinet retailer expands

Patricia Daddona |

Hartford-based Express Kitchens, a kitchen cabinet and countertop retailer, is opening its 11th location in Stamford with a grand opening Saturday.

Total Wine minimum pricing case dismissed

Patricia Daddona |

A federal judge has dismissed Total Wine & More's lawsuit over the state's mandatory minimum pricing laws, finding that federal antitrust laws cannot preempt the state law that establishes...

CT in $33M multistate settlement on over-the-counter drug quality

John Stearns |

Connecticut has joined with 41 other states and the District of Columbia in a $33 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. to resolve allegations the companies...

Wesleyan RJ Julia bookstore debuts in Middletown

Patricia Daddona |

Wesleyan University celebrated the opening of the new Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore Tuesday, marking its debut as a potential hub for economic activity in downtown Middletown.

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