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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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…