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Alvarium Beer Eyes May Opening

The owners of Alvarium Beer plan to open their brewery up to customers in early May. Co-owners Mike Larson (operations manager), Chris DeGasero (head brewer) and Brian Bugnacki (sales and support) are opening a 5,000 square foot space at 365…

Borinquen Bakery Celebrates New Store Grand Opening

Sixteen years ago Mary Ortiz and her daughter Katherine Robles decided to build a Puerto Rican bakery. After much success, it was time to expand. On Wednesday the family celebrated a new beginning as the City held a ribbon cutting…

Cassena Care Employees Dedicated to Its Residents

When choosing a facility for a loved one, “don’t just go by what you read. Go to the facility, walk around and look. And not during the regular working hours when everyone is at the facility. Go on the odd…

Making it in New Britain – City Gas

South Main Street’s City Gas is known for low prices on gasoline, but it also serves up something rare – manners. The combination has made the American dream a winning success for its owner. Born in Punjab, India, Kanwalpreet Singh…

AFC Urgent Care Opens Its Doors

New Britain’s newest health care facility opened its doors on Tuesday as American Family Care (AFC) Urgent Center at 135 East Main St. The site of the former Taco Bell. “We are like a doctor’s office that does a broad…

Bringing Brewing Back

New Britain may have lost Cremo Brewery in the 1950’s, but soon it will have Alvarium Beer. Three brewers are bringing back beer made in New Britain. Co-owners Mike Larson (operations manager), Chris DeGasero (head brewer) and Brian Bugnacki (sales…

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…

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….

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…

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”….