West Hartford Business Buzz for Nov. 3: Openings, Closings and Other News

A round-up of West Hartford business news.

Leading off is the following: Election Day is Tuesday. And municipal elections typically draw somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 percent of registered voters, which is as low as it sounds. By way of comparison, last year’s presidential election drew more than 80 percent of people to the polls. Perhaps this doesn’t belong in this feature, but a major part of what makes West Hartford such a great place to do business is the officials, elected and appointed, who make the town attractive to investment.

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.

Muse Paintbar in Blue Back Square is scheduled to officially open on Nov. 8. As reported by Ronni Newton back in July, Muse Paintbar “offers a hands-on artistic experience, but also includes the social attraction of drinks and munchies in a relaxed environment.”

Seen in the storefront of the former Fuji sushi restaurant in Elmwood is a “coming soon sign” for Elmwood Kabab and Bar. No official word yet on who owns the establishment.

After a couple of months of work, Penzeys Spices finished its renovations on Thursday! An employee at the store said that they are “more than happy. It’s fantastic. It’s just great.”

Pediatric Partners of Bloomfield, which includes West Hartford resident Dr. Scott Kallor, is having an open house on Nov. 5. The event will run from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

In case you missed it, OSHA cited Har-Conn for 15 violations of workplace health and safety standards at the company’s West Hartford plant, according to a press release. “The metal finisher faces $66,220 in fines following a complaint that prompted an investigation by OSHA’s Hartford Area Office,” the press release states.

West Hartford residents 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.

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 ted.glanzer@patch.com.


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