And another busy week in West Hartford business news.
Hey, you may have heard that a little joint called Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana opened on Monday. If you haven’t, here’s the story. And if you have, why not take a trip down memory lane with the same story here? And, just for the record, I did partake in the free pizza, which was AMAZING.
A Patch user inquired about the work being done at 30 LaSalle Road, the location of the old Camille Bridal Boutique. Director of Community Services Mark McGovern said in a telephone interview Thursday that the landlord is merely working on improvements in advance of a tenant. “Right now, it’s just the facade and entry way they are working on,” McGovern said. “There is nothing going on beyond it and we are not aware of a particular tenant.” Stay tuned.
The sign for Avert (pronounced “Ah-Vair”) is up. The sister restaurant to the popular Treva (Avert spelled backward, get it?) will hopefully open in mid-October. Unlike Treva, an Italian restaurant, Avert is going to be an authentic French brasserie, according to owner Dorjan Puka.
The West Hartford Town Council on Tuesday night unanimously approved changing a special development district so that the Webster Bank branch can make certain improvements. The bank, which was built 50 years ago, will expand its drive-through, improve the pedestrian area and make some changes to the interior.
Blue Back Square is hosting its second-annual Pink Party on Oct. 3 from 5-8 p.m. According to a blog post, “the highlight of the evening will take place at 6:00 p.m. when local breast cancer survivors hit the pink runaway in a survivor fashion show outfitted in the latest fall fashions from nearby retailers.”This is not a business item, per se, but organizers of the 9th annual Ashleigh and Jennifer Memorial Golf Outing & Scholarship Event are still looking for players and sponsors. The event takes place on Oct. 13 at the Tower Ridge Golf Course in Simsbury. Please consider donating or taking part in the golf outing.
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 email@example.com.