Business

Five Churches Brewing Opens to Large Crowd

By at April 5, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Five Churches Brewing Opens to Large Crowd

The second brewery in the City opened its door last Friday to a large crowd lining Arch St. Five Churches Brewing welcomed a crowd of nearly 200 to its new brewery. “We are extremely excited to welcome Five Churches Brewing to downtown New Britain,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “We have been patiently watching and following their progress over the last year and more...

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KC’s On Main Restaurant Open For Business

By at March 29, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

KC’s On Main Restaurant Open For Business

Open only for two weeks, KC’s on Main has been already delighting crowds with it’s wings and fresh fish meals. On Tuesday, the restaurant held an official ribbon cutting showing its newly designed establishment to residents and City officials. “We are excited to welcome KC’s on Main to our downtown district,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “This location has more...

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Personal Touch Car Wash Open on Burritt St.

By at March 15, 2018 | 3:16 pm |

Personal Touch Car Wash Open on Burritt St.

With 10 locations throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Personal Touch Car Wash held a ribbon cutting last Friday for its newest location at 44 Burritt St. The car wash opened last November offering a variety of car wash services. “We look for under served cities to give a good highly technological car wash experience,” said Dwight Reed, more...

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Sweetwater Juice Bar and Deli Officially Opens

By at January 18, 2018 | 3:45 pm |

Sweetwater Juice Bar and Deli Officially Opens

Mayor Erin Stewart, Economic Development Director Bill Carroll, owner Mark Schand, and others held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, Jan. 16 to mark the opening of Sweetwater Juice Bar and Deli, a new downtown business offering healthy drink and food options. Established in January 2018, Sweetwater Juice & Deli is a new business in downtown New Britain offering fresh more...

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Shaker Funeral Home Celebrates 25 Years in Business

By at January 18, 2018 | 3:30 pm |

Shaker Funeral Home Celebrates 25 Years in Business

Unlike many other funeral homes Paul Shaker Jr. did not get it handed down from one generation to another. After gaining much experience at other funeral homes, Shaker started his business from scratch 25 years ago. “I started in the funeral business in 1984 driving limos and hearses for area funeral homes. I used to be a freelance embalmer and funeral director,” more...

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Lili’s Bakery and Cakes Replaces Leone’s

By at January 4, 2018 | 3:00 pm |

Lili’s Bakery and Cakes Replaces Leone’s

Are you looking for a new bakery? Have you previously gone to Leone’s Bakery on New Britain Rd in Berlin? New owners have taken over at 259 New Britain Rd for a new bakery known as Lili’s Bakery and Cakes. On Nov. 10th DJ Juganaru and Lili Orlenau bought the store. “My sister Lili is the baker. She baked for other places,” said Juganaru. “She worked more...

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GoodLife Fitness Announces New Director for Jerome Home

By at November 16, 2017 | 3:30 pm |

GoodLife Fitness Announces New Director for Jerome Home

GoodLife Fitness at Jerome Home, located at 975 Corbin Ave., recently announced Maquita Parker, BS, as the new director. Parker, who holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, began her position on Aug. 21. GoodLife Fitness is an individualized exercise program geared toward the older adult to improve strength, more...

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Grand Opening of Raphael Building Apartments Planned

By at August 24, 2017 | 3:30 pm |

Grand Opening of Raphael Building Apartments Planned

  Jasko Development will soon have a Grand Opening of the Raphael Building Apartments in the CTfastrak Transit-Oriented Development Zone. The grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Raphael Building Apartments at 99 West Main St. will feature an Open House With “Tours Of The New Apartments, Music, Light Nosh & Libations” on Thursday, August 31 from more...

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Porter’s Funeral Home Keeping Up With Societal Changes

By at April 27, 2017 | 6:15 pm |

Porter’s Funeral Home Keeping Up With Societal Changes

After five generations, you might think they had “seen it all.” But Chris and Peggy Porter still find families can come up with new twists when it comes to funeral services. Great-great Grandfather Bryan Porter founded Porter’s Funeral Service in a three-story building on Main Street in 1869. In 1984, Christopher H. Porter represented the fifth generation and more...

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Hardware City Cafe Plans April 24th Opening

By at April 13, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Hardware City Cafe Plans April 24th Opening

New Britain will soon be home to a new cafe. A trio of residents are opening up Hardware City Cafe at 2 Main St., the spot which was previously home to Cafe Beauregard. Cafe Beauregard closed last month. Isaac Silva, owner of West Side Tavern, along with Miriam Geraci, a board of education member and Ellen Spelman Cedarfield plan to open the Cafe on April more...

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