Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana opens its new location in Elmwood on Monday with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. I will, of course, be there for merely coverage and research purposes. And by research purposes, I mean to sample as much pizza as I can. For you, dear readers. Sigh. The sacrifices I make for my job. Anyhoo, free pizza was available Friday and Saturday (practice for the staff and testing the new equipment) to those lucky enough to be in the area. Staff told me that Pepe’s would not likely have free pizza on Sunday, but what harm can there be in driving by? Finally, for those feeling lucky, to commemorate its new “birthday,” Pepe’s is offering an opportunity to win a year’s worth of pizza. Find out more by clicking here.
A little bird - OK, it was a big bird in the form of a human - forwarded me an e-mail indicating that Qdoba Mexican Grill at Bishop’s Corner is getting ready to open soon, too. With Qdoba joining Besito, Moe’s Southwest Grill and Taqueria Tavern, maybe Mexican food is the new designer burger in terms of trends in West Hartford…
A Strand A Head opened its doors recently and celebrated with a ribbon cutting. The salon “offers professional hair styling for all hair textures from a staff with many years of experience and the knowledge of all of the new trends and techniques,” according to its announcement on Patch. Best of luck!
A couple hundred people lined up outside five stores at Westfarms - including, of course, the Apple Store - to pick up the new iPhone 5s. In gold or silver, no less. Time was such behavior was reserved for securing tickets to a popular band or a movie everyone had to see.
In less pleasant news, Suburban Home Medical has closed its two locations in West Hartford. It appears that, in addition to shuttering its doors, the business sold off its customer list. I checked with the state Attorney General’s office, and no complaints had been filed concerning customers who may have lost orders. Check out the full story here.
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