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VERIZON WIRELESS ZONE BACKPACK GIVEAWAY...NEW NAME AND LOOK FOR DOWN TO EARTH

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FEATURED SCOOP: VERIZON WIRELESS ZONE HANDING OUT FREE BACKPACKS


Verizon Wireless Zone on Main Street is hosting a Backpack Giveaway this Sunday, July 21st from 1:00 to 4:00 PM….no strings attached. The tech store does the event each year as a way to give back to the community. There will be brand new backpacks filled with supplies for the upcoming school year. Partner, Nate Joslin, who has been with this group of family-owned Verizon franchises for six years, says it’s a way for them to get involved and help those in need. Swing by to meet Nate and his super friendly, highly knowledgeable staff members. And, while you’re there, snap a picture and post it with the hashtag #wzgivesback. Should be an awesome day for an even more awesome cause.



NEW NAME AND NEW LOOK FOR DOWN TO EARTH COFFEE SHOP


Glastonbury residents Jessica Chenery and her mom, Deborah Rawlinitis, recently purchased Down to Earth Coffee Shop in Derr Plaza. The mother-daughter duo plan to keep the organic coffee and tea, along with the vegan and gluten-free baked goods, but will rebrand under a new name with a new and improved look. The new shop will be called Cup of Joy and will eventually have an expanded menu. The family is no stranger to the small restaurant biz…Jessica’s aunt and uncle owned The Mustard Seed Cafe where Bin 228 is now located. It was a popular sandwich spot, but closed down several years ago. Cup of Joy is expected to open the week of August 12th. We will keep you updated.


POLKA DOTS BUSINESS FOR SALE

Polka Dots Party Place & Spa is up FOR SALE. The building has been sold and anyone interested in the business would have to relocate. The owner, Melissa, is retiring and moving to Rhode Island. She opened the iconic pink house near the rotary 22 years ago and it has been a popular spot for little girls as a party venue, gift shop, and spa. If you are interested in buying the business, call Melissa at: 860.707.3870.


FEARLESS FITNESS ON COMMERCE TO OPEN SOON

The new gym at 98 Commerce Street is expected to open this week. Fearless Fitness Glastonbury is the 4th location for owner, Brandon Rocco. The Bootcamp/CrossFit style classes are 50 minutes. Check HERE for class schedules. See their cool, new space below.



ODDS & ENDS…

*Wind Hill Community Farm will host a jazz concert event Saturday, July 20th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the farm on Hebron Avenue. Diane Mower is a jazz singer who regularly performs with the Hartford Jazz Society and at venues in NYC. The farm setting is stunning…a beautiful backdrop for a night of music and delicious food. Find details HERE.

*Giovanni’s at Minnechaug is now serving breakfast Friday through Sunday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Breakfast on the deck with a view of the golf course sounds great to us!

*The old Adams Mill Restaurant in Manchester will become Elicit Brewing Co. this September. The new owners founded Eli’s on Whitney in Hamden in 1994 and have since opened other restaurants throughout the state. This new location will feature craft beers, pizza, wings, and sandwiches. Stay tuned for an opening date.

*COMING SOON to Old Wethersfield: Lenoci’s Kitchen. It will be an Italian style restaurant on Main Street. See the exterior below. 📸: @exploreoldwethersfield on Insta.

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