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Mayor Stewart Presents “Beautification” Award to Criollisimo

By at September 22, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Mayor Stewart Presents “Beautification” Award to Criollisimo

After recent improvements to the exterior of Criollisimo Restaurant, 340 Arch Street, Mayor Erin E. Stewart presented the owner the city’s next “Beautification” award on Wednesday. Criollisimo is an award-winning restaurant that has been serving Puerto Rican cuisine on Arch Street—recently designated “Barrio Latino”—since 1992. The owner, Brenda Torres, more...

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New Owners Take Over at A1 Transmission

By at September 15, 2016 | 6:15 pm |

New Owners Take Over at A1 Transmission

A New Britain father/son duo are the new owners of A1 Transmission at 51 Wooster St. Andrew and Jay Salvio, of New Britain, purchased the business as former owner Jean Leclerc is retiring and plans to move to South Carolina. “My son has been in the automobile business for 7 years. I’ve worked in business and have a business degree, but never worked in this more...

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Hot Harry’s Holds Official Ribbon Cutting

By at September 15, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Hot Harry’s Holds Official Ribbon Cutting

If you are craving a burrito or other Mexican food, you no longer have to drive to the Berlin Turnpike. Two weeks ago Hot Harry’s opened their doors at 1470 East St. On Monday, the City celebrated the new restaurant with a ribbon cutting ceremony. “We are elated to have them in town. Their reputation already has been outstanding,” said Bill Carroll, economic more...

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Baldwin Media Radio Studio Holds Ribbon Cutting

By at September 8, 2016 | 2:45 pm |

Baldwin Media Radio Studio Holds Ribbon Cutting

There is a new radio studio in the City and it has brought back a popular State radio personality in Sebastian. A former radio star for many years on WCCC, WZMX and WTIC, his new show is called “Sebastian Uncensored”. It is located at the new Baldwin Media Radio Studio on Grove St. The show runs 7-10 a.m. weekdays and can be heard using an app on itunes or google more...

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Crazed Out Sports Offers Official Sports Merchandise

By at August 18, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

Crazed Out Sports Offers Official Sports Merchandise

Crazed Out Sports owners Scott Stephenson of Southington and Eric Bouffard of Rocky Hill, both carpenters by trade, were looking for a spot to open their new sports merchandise store. They searched until they found one in the perfect space in New Britain, not too far from the New Britain Bees and the town of Berlin, at 450 South Main St. On July 5, the duo opened the more...

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Grand Pizza Holds Ribbon Cutting

By at July 28, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Grand Pizza Holds Ribbon Cutting

It has been open for a few months, but on July 21 the official ribbon cutting took place for Grand Pizza at 136 Main St. Owner Tommy Qoku has a long history of making great pizza and Italian foods. “I grew up in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Staten Island in 2003,” he said. “I opened my first business in Brooklyn. My uncle eventually took it over.” In 2007 more...

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Find Everything You Want at the What Not Shop

By at June 9, 2016 | 7:15 pm |

Find Everything You Want at the What Not Shop

When traveling on Arch St. many may drive by the What Not Shop and wonder what is in there. Being located at 560 Arch St. for 15 years, Mr. Phil invited everyone to stop in and buy something. Mr. Phil does a bit of everything from selling antiques, vintage and collectible to making dump runs, repairing light fixtures and making keys. He used to own Modern Carpet more...

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Corner Café Proves to be a Heavyweight

By at April 7, 2016 | 5:48 pm |

Corner Café Proves to be a Heavyweight

Willie Pep’s Corner Café, 366 Farmington Ave., celebrated one-year in business earlier this year, and in that time, has proven itself to be a heavyweight in the city’s restaurant scene. “It’s been fantastic; we have been very successful,” said owner April Miller, who named the restaurant in honor of her stepfather, Connecticut native and professional boxer more...

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West Side Tavern Renovates, Celebrates Two Years

By at March 31, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

West Side Tavern Renovates, Celebrates Two Years

The new owners of West Side Tavern, 596 West Main St., celebrated their two year anniversary this past March. Since it opened, it has gone through a few changes. “It’s amazing the way it has grown,” said Isaac Silva, owner. “Before, we had a lot of people that said we were going in the wrong direction. We were trying to imitate something that New Britain did more...

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SWAG Custom Rides Restoring Rides and Lives

By at October 23, 2015 | 8:15 am |

SWAG Custom Rides Restoring Rides and Lives

New Britain is home to many great businesses. Soon it will be able to add to it’s repertoire a business that is also a reality TV series. SWAG Custom Rides held a ribbon cutting ceremony last week at it’s Stanley Street location welcoming residents to see just what all the excitement is about. John Muratori, president and founder of SWAG, said the businesses more...

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