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West Hartford Business Buzz: The Vines of March, Crown Market Carries On

Hi everyone! Welcome to this week’s Business Buzz! First up, let’s cover something of extreme importance — there’s 17 days left until the first day of spring!


Crown Market is Staying Open

Crown Market's loyal customers can breathe a sigh of relief and just maybe do a celebratory dance down the aisles — the store is staying open!


Ten Thousand Villages Makes it to the Big Screen

Or at least, one of their pillows did! Ten Thousand Villages in West Hartford, said that pillows from the Villages can be seen in “American Hustle,” a 2014 Academy Award nominee for best picture.

The Kalka Pillow is made by artisans of Aravali in India, according to a post on the Thousand Villages website.


The Vines of March

Supports the arts at the West Hartford Rotary Club’s Vines of March on March 8. The wine tasting and auction will benefit the rotary’s local initiatives, including the sixth grade writing project, the third grade dictionary project and the Gifts of Music program.

The event will take place from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Mandell JCC, 335 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford.

Food will be provided by more than 10 local restaurants, including Beachland Tavern, Black Bamboo, Crown Market, Harry’s Bishop’s Corner Pizza, J Restaurant/Bar, Pond House Café, Shish Restaurant/Lounge, Umi Sushi & Tapas and Yosi Kosher Catering.

WFSB 3's Kara Sundlun and Dennis House are the honorary chairs and auctioneers and the wine tasting is hosted by Wine Cellars 4.

Tickets cost $50 and are available on the West Hartford Rotary website, in the West Hartford Center Branch of Farmington Bank or at Wine Cellars 4.


New Store Opens

The new Microsoft store in the Westfarms Mall celebrated its grand opening over the weekend! Welcome to West Hartford!


Acting Classes for Children

ShopRite in West Hartford, located at 46 Kane Street, will offer drop-in acting classes for children in grades K-5, led by Playhouse on Park. Visit the announcement on West Hartford Patch for more information.


“Thoroughly Modern Millie”

Tickets to see “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at The Hartt School Music Dance Theatre are for sale. Check out the theatre’s website for more info!


Have a great week, everyone!

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