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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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Pizza Works Opens Offering Expansive Menu

By at July 30, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Pizza Works Opens Offering Expansive Menu

If you are looking to stop in at a local pizza restaurant or seeking delivery, Pizza Works on South Main Street opened in May and is offering customers an extremely large menu. Not only is pizza and grinders available, but so are triple decker clubs, wraps, quesadilla and nachos, home made panini’s (such as Panini ala Greco and turkey chipotle club), melts and more...

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Dulce Cupcake Café Open Downtown

By at January 30, 2015 | 8:00 am |

Dulce Cupcake Café Open Downtown

With six types of homemade cupcakes (including a signature guava variety) and gourmet coffee from Puerto Rico, Dulce Cupcake Café is ready to make a splash in downtown New Britain. The café, located at 50 West Main Street, had a soft opening on Jan. 7 and then held a Chamber of Commerce grand opening—complete with a ribbon cutting and numerous attendees, more...

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Wing It On! Opens New Store Near CCSU

By at October 31, 2014 | 8:45 am |

Wing It On! Opens New Store Near CCSU

Voted “Best Wings” by the readers of The Waterbury Observer every year since 2011, Wing It On! (WIO) has now brought its brand of award-winning chicken up I-84 to New Britain. The New Britain restaurant - located right near CCSU in the Central Square Plaza at 1537 Stanley St. - serves (what it underscores are “fresh, never frozen”) wings with a choice of 18 more...

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Riley’s Hot Dog and & Burgers Gourmet Opens

By at October 17, 2014 | 8:45 am |

Riley’s Hot Dog and & Burgers Gourmet Opens

If you are looking for hot dogs and burgers in New Britain that are anything but ordinary, Riley’s Hot Dog & Burgers Gourmet is the spot to try. The restaurant, owned by Deb Dalena and Rick Charamut officially opened its doors on Monday after redoing the former Ink Spot on 61 Glen St. On Friday night about 40 people were in attendance for the ribbon more...

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Pawn Nation Opening Monday at Former Tri-City Trading

By at October 10, 2014 | 8:00 am |

Pawn Nation Opening Monday at Former Tri-City Trading

Seth Sevimli and James Ahern started Pawn Nation in Newington about a year ago. Now the store is expanding to New Britain. “We are going to turn the former Tri City Trading into the second location of Pawn Nation,” said Sevimli. “We will keep both stores open with New Britain open six days a week and Newington open seven days a week.” The stores are more...

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Popeye’s to Locate at Former Taco Bell

By at May 16, 2014 | 9:15 am |

Popeye’s to Locate at Former Taco Bell

Amodio & Co. Real Estate announced the sale of 523 and 527 West Main St. The former 1,700 square foot Taco Bell/John’s Auto Sales building at 527 West Main St. will undergo extensive renovations in the coming months, transforming the property into an attractive and modern fast food location. The 2,240 square foot single family home at 523 West Main St. is more...

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