Welcome to this week's installment of West Hartford Business Buzz!
People in West Hartford love to be "in the know" about happenings in town, especially the openings – and closings – of local businesses.
We hear things all the time, and some of them turn into big stories. But sometimes we don't have enough news to write an entire story, even though the information is definitely newsworthy. For a while we ran a "Visions for Vacancies" feature on Sundays, but it was getting to be difficult to find vacancies every week.
Every Sunday we'll highlight the business stories you may have missed during the past week, and give you the scoop on the other news you may not have heard about. And if you have tips about businesses opening or closing, please include them in the comments or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's this week's round-up:
- Neighborhood Market by WalMart has announced official plans to open in Bishops Corner on Feb. 20. The sign is not up yet on the front of the store, but newly-hired managers and associates are hard at work getting ready for opening day. Word is they are still hiring if you're interested. Look for a sneak peek at the inside coming up soon!
- More frozen yogurt coming to West Hartford! We announced this week that Yogurt City is preparing to open in Elmwood, in the same plaza as Stop & Shop and the future Sliders.
- The Green Teahouse in Blue Back Square will be celebrating the Chinese New Year – Year of the Snake – next Saturday, Feb. 9. The celebration includes fortune telling!
- The closing of Camille Bridal Couture on LaSalle Rd. was announced in Business Buzz a few weeks ago. NBC Connecticut reported this week that owner Irene Zalevsky, who wants to spend more time with her family, will close the store on Feb. 23 after unsuccessfully seeking a buyer. Merchandise is being sold for up to 80 percent off.
- Also on LaSalle, the former Blue Acorn Studio space at 10 LaSalle Rd. is being renovated as the home of Iris Photography – which run by award-winning photographers Jane and Mike Schauk of West Hartford.
- Any ideas about what you'd like to see in the former Via Del Gusto Italian Market space, also on LaSalle?