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Jaime Polk (left) and Katherine Rosenberg-Pineau (right). Photo by Lindsay Rinere

In Business: 21C Designs

Published Jan. 07, 2019 11:15 a.m.

We are a personal jewelry concierge service, focusing on one-of-a-kind custom jewelry, engagement rings, wedding bands, and repurposing our customers jewels into modern, wearable jewelry.

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Photo by Olson Photographic

In Business: Polished MedSpa

Published Jan. 07, 2019 11:02 a.m.

Polished MedSpa offers Obagi skincare and injectables including BOTOX and DYSPORT, JUVEDERM and RESTYLANE, and KYBELLA for double chin.

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Photo by Kym Campbell

In Business: Javahut

Published Jan. 07, 2019 10:53 a.m.

Javahut is a new unique cafe located in an iconic quonset hut serving organic and fair trade local coffee from shearwater coffee roasters, crepes, breakfast, and lunch.

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Bottle of the Highclere Castle Gin. Photo courtesy of Renee S. Lemieux

Highclere Castle Spirits Company Opens North American Headquarters in Essex, CT

Published Jan. 07, 2019 10:25 a.m.

Highclere Castle Spirits has opened its headquarters in the historic Witch Hazel Works Building in Essex, CT.

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Newly-approved at 418 Forest Road, Stewards of the Land Farm Brewery will be based out of a former farmhouse (set to be renovated and expanded) on a total of more than 16 acres of farm land in North Branford.

Pam Johnson/The Sound

Plans for North Branford's First Farm Brewery Approved

Published Jan. 05, 2019 05:15 p.m.

Its official: North Branford's first farm brewery operation and retail patron site will be established at 418 Forest Road, the future home of Stewards of the Land Farm Brewery.

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Businesses Warned About 'Official' Reporting Scam

Published Jan. 04, 2019 05:03 p.m.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and Attorney General George Jepsen are warning businesses across Connecticut about a mailing being sent by "Workplace Compliance Services" purporting to be an official "Annual Report Instruction Form," alleging that payment is required by Connecticut law.

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Business in Brief

Published Jan. 03, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Awards and Recognitions• Clarity Software Solutions, Inc., of Madison was a recipient of a...

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Court Upholds North Branford’s Decision to Block Bulk Propane Storage

Published Jan. 02, 2019 10:51 a.m.

The battle over bulk propane storage at 40 Ciro Road has been raging for more than four years, but, pending an appeal, a Dec. 18 Superior Court ruling means the Town of North Branford’s most recent zoning regulations prohibiting the storage of bulk propane will stand and there will be no bulk propane storage at 40 Ciro Road or any other location in town.

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Han Tang Seafood & Grill Buffet owner Perry Dong (center) recently held a ribbon cutting grand opening ceremony accompanied by Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dee Prior-Nesti and First Selectman Mike Freda. Photo courtesy of Dee Prior-Nesti

In Business: Han Tang Seafood & Grill Buffet

Published Dec. 20, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Han Tang Seafood & Grill Buffet, 61 Washington Avenue, North Haven, offers dining, takeout, and delivery of a wide range of Asian cuisine, including all-you-can-eat fresh sushi.

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Candid Cleaners recently celebrated with a ribbon cutting with First Selectman Mike Freda and the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce. Photo courtesy of Dee Prior-Nesti

In Business: Candid Wine & Spirit

Published Dec. 20, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Candid Wine & Spirit recently opened at 494 Washington Avenue, North Haven. According to the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce, owners Navin and Bhavna Patel created this business as a tribute to their son Vishal Patel who is legally blind and will work at the store.

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Skate Rink Opening at Westbrook Outlets

Published Dec. 14, 2018 03:57 p.m.

The Westbrook Outlets ice skating rink, Skate Westbrook, will quietly open on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m., without fanfare or celebration.

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From Recycling to Rink: 30 Old Post Owners Meet with Clinton PZC

Published Dec. 13, 2018 02:29 p.m.

Representatives from the company that had proposed a controversial waste recycling facility at 30 Old Post Road (and filed a lawsuit, since withdrawn, when their proposal was denied) met with the Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) to discuss a zoning change that could potentially lead to the development of a recreation center on the site.

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Valley Shore Y Nets Eversource Approval for Solar Panels

Published Dec. 12, 2018 08:15 a.m.

Valley Shore YMCA in Westbrook may soon drastically cut its electricity bills, possibly as early as mid-summer 2019.

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Business in Brief

Published Dec. 13, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Awards and RecognitionsThe American Academy of Hospitality Sciences has recognized Lenny’s...

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Town Council Approves Sale of Old East Haven High School

Published Dec. 11, 2018 01:58 p.m.

Sale of a portion of the old high school building located at 200 Tyler Street has been unanimously approved by the Town Council, clearing the way for a joint public/private partnership with WinnCompanies that will bring 70 units of senior housing and develop a multi-purpose community center in the long-vacant building.

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Business in Brief

Published Dec. 13, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Awards and Recognitions• Kathleen Brody received the Vanguard Leadership Award, presented by ...

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On Dec. 7, owners of The Stand: Roadside BBQ & Market, located in Branford's Indian Neck section, announced they will close operations on December 23, 2018.

Photo from The Stand: Roadside BBQ & Market on Facebook

The Stand is Closing: Owners Announce Dec. 23 Final Date for Unique Branford Restaurant

Published Dec. 07, 2018 02:41 p.m.

The Stand: Roadside BBQ & Market to Close Operations at the End of the Year

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Turnout was higher than anticipated at the Dec. 5 town meeting that approved the $2.2 million sale of the old Morgan School property to developer Greylock Property Group to build the mixed-use Indian River Landing project at exit 63. Photo by Eric O’Connell/Harbor News

Clinton Voters Give Green Light for Old Morgan Proposal

Published Dec. 06, 2018 11:38 a.m.

Clinton residents unanimously voted to approve the $2.2 million sale of the old Morgan School property at I-95's exit 63 to developer Greylock Property Group to build the mixed-use Indian River Landing project at exit 63.

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Lee Company Set to Expand in Westbrook

Published Dec. 04, 2018 12:24 p.m.

Business is booming for the Lee Company’s industrial microhydraulics group, so much so that it is expanding its Westbrook Pequot Park Road site by approximately 100,000 square feet.

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Clinton EDC, Warehouse Site Owners Meet to Discuss Options

Published Dec. 04, 2018 04:41 p.m.

With the expected withdrawal of a lawsuit over a controversial proposal to build a recycling plant at 30 Old Post Road, the owners of the property are now considering new options for the site. On Nov. 13, Old Post Realty representatives met with the Economic Development Commission (EDC) to discuss alternative uses for the property.

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Attendance was heavy at a meeting to discuss the proposal to sell for $2.2 million the former Morgan School site to Greylock Property Group, which would develop Indian River Landing, a mixed-use development consisting of retail, restaurants, a large-scale grocery or retail store, and townhomes. Photo by Eric O’Connell/Harbor News

Public Appears to Favor Clinton’s Indian River Landing Project

Published Nov. 29, 2018 12:00 p.m.

Proposal Goes to Town Meeting Wednesday, Dec. 5

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Lace Up: Westbrook Rink to Open Before Christmas

Published Nov. 27, 2018 02:16 p.m.

Westbrook Outlets on Flat Rock Place may have a skating rink by Christmas. The center is planning on opening a 1,600 square foot rink in December in a vacated space across from H&M.

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Tea Kettle Gourmet Café. Photo courtesy of David Ciastko

In Business: Tea Kettle Gourmet Café

Published Nov. 29, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Tea Kettle Gourmet Café, a modern-style café and coffee/sandwich shop, opened a new location at the Westbrook Outlets.

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Photo courtesy of Dave Minicozzi

In Business: Law Office of David C. Minicozzi

Published Nov. 29, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Attorney David Minicozzi recently celebrated his 30th year in practice.

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Madison Celebrates Small Business Saturday Nov. 24

Published Nov. 20, 2018 04:22 p.m.

With Thanksgiving comes Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but local shops want to ensure residents have a reason to check them out, too, as holiday shopping takes off. On Saturday, Nov. 24, the Madison Chamber of Commerce hosts Small Business Saturday in downtown Madison with local shops and restaurants offering special sales and entertainment all day long.

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