Kicking off this week’s Business Buzz is a notice from the town of West Hartford (not terribly exciting, but very important, nonetheless) to people with business personal property in town:All business personal property must be declared to the West Hartford tax assessor by the owner or his agent, on or before Nov. 1 to avoid a 25 percent penalty imposed under Connecticut General Statutes. Personal property consists of the following: unregistered motor vehicles, machinery and equipment, furniture, fixtures and equipment, technology equipment, farm machinery, farming tools, mechanics tools, electronic data processing equipment, telecommunication equipment, cables, conduits, pipes, expensed supplies and all other taxable goods. DO NOT declare real estate or registered motor vehicles.
ALL PROPERTY OWNERS – If you have changed your address in the past year, please notify the Assessment office, in order to insure that any exemptions to which you are entitled are applied to your property. Office hours – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday, closed Friday, Room 142, Town Hall, 50 S. Main S., West Hartford, CT 06107, Phone: 860-561-7414.
And now back to our regularly scheduled program:
It’s always nice to hear that a business is doing so well that it needs to expand. Dressed to the Nines, located in West Hartford Center moved just two doors down to 1000 Farmington Ave., the location formerly occupied by La Perla Jewelers. Dressed to the Nines owner Bob DeGemmis said that his custom men’s clothing store now has 1,100 square feet, nearly double the 600 of his former location at 994 Farmington Ave.
Good news out of Westfarms, as a Microsoft retail store is coming soon. The store will be 3,762 square feet and will be located on the upper level between center court and Macy’s, according to Jonathan Adashek, general manager, Communications, Strategy, Sales & Marketing Services Group, Microsoft.
Spokeswoman Sara Rosenfield contacted Patch to say that the final touches are being put on Muse Paintbar and Eatery in Blue Back Square. The location appears to have opened. According to an article by Ronni Newton is June, Muse will offer a hands-on artistic experience, but will also include the social attraction of drinks and munchies in a relaxed environment.
An update on the Penzeys Spices expansion: according to a store manager, the additional space will hopefully be completed by next weekend.
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.
This is an interesting tidbit from the Party City store that I learned while shopping for a Halloween costume for my stepson: Zombies are in this year (Walking Dead anyone?), while vampire and other beasties’ costumes aren’t moving as fast. My stepson, thankfully, chose to be Snake Eyes from G.I. Joe. I’m still undecided whether to go as Fat Darth Vader, who is similar in look to regular Darth Vader, except a bit thicker in the mid-section.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.