FIGS CLOSES, NEW RESTAURANT COMING SOON...PLUS COOL NEW BREWERY IN MANCHESTER

HERE’S THE SCOOP…


COMING SOON TO S. GLASTONBURY: COTTON HOLLOW KITCHEN


News is spreading quickly about what's happening with Figs in S. Glastonbury. The restaurant is now closed a year and a half after opening. A reliable source close to the situation told us Mark Conley, formerly the managing partner of Max Amore and Max Fish, is taking over the space. He will be opening a new restaurant with his wife, Joanne, called Cotton Hollow Kitchen that will focus on simple American fare. NOTHING IS FINAL YET, but we hear that a deal should be in place within the next couple of weeks (these things always take longer than everyone hopes). We are super excited about this and will keep you up to date!


COOL, NEW BREWERY COMING TO DOWNTOWN MANCHESTER

More exciting news for downtown Manchester! Urban Lodge Brewing Co. will open at 47 Purnell Place next Thursday, August 22nd. The owners have paid close attention to EVERY. SINGLE. GORGEOUS. detail with wood and metal signage, a stone patio (it's a straight up stunner) with a fire pit, beautiful wood pergola and a not-to-miss mural, painted by the talented street artist ARCY. Check out their Facebook page for op hours.



STORE IN WEST HARTFORD TO EMPLOY PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES


We love that the Hartford non-profit, Harc Inc. is opening a store on LaSalle Road in West Hartford that will employ people with intellectual disabilities. SockStarz will open in the former Patsy's Barber Shoppe this September. Find out more info HERE.




ODDS & ENDS…


*Greater Hartford Dance Academy of Glastonbury will host an exciting workshop at their studio on Oakwood Drive with famed dance professional, Fernando. A performer in the entertainment industry for more than 30 years, he has worked with celebrities such as Marc Anthony, and Mark Wahlberg. There will be two sessions this coming Sunday, August 18th. For info or to register, call 860.633.3262. And, don't miss our feature with Greater Hartford Dance Academy (located in Glastonbury) COMING SOON!


*The Coder School (COMING SOON to Glen Lochen) is teaming up with Welles-Turner Library for a free hour of code next Monday, August 19th. There will be two sessions: Learn to Code Using Scratch from 2:30 to 3:30 PM for kids 7 to 9 years old and Learn to Code Using Python from 3:45 to 4:45 PM for kids 10 to 12 years old. Register HERE.


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