SECOND LOCATION FOR MEXICAN EATERY…GLASTONBURY FAMILY OPENS DONUT SHOP

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SHOP LOCAL ON SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY



We want to remind everyone that this Saturday is SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY. Gather up your friends and head out for a day of perusing all the amazing little local shops. Help support these brave, creative people who put their passion into everything they do EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Vow to buy from them this year and keep our community thriving.


EL POLLO GUAPO OPENING SECOND LOCATION


El Pollo Guapo in Wethersfield recently announced they will open a second location in Hartford. The Glastonbury-based couple who owns the restaurant has a cult-like following because of their fresh, savory Mexican food. They will soon open a space on Front Street in Hartford next to Infinity Hall and across from Spotlight Theatres. What a great night out…Mexican and a movie or concert perhaps? The couple also owns Mercado food truck (a favorite at the Riverfront Summer Concert Series and events around the state). Check back with us for an opening date. Below are some photos from El Pollo Guapo’s Wethersfield location.



GLASTONBURY COUPLE OPENS DONUT SHOP IN WEST HARTFORD


Glastonbury residents, Irene and Cesar Luaices will open Donut Crazy in West Hartford Center this Wednesday on Farmington Avenue near Luna Pizza. The family of five welcomed customers into their decadent shop this past weekend. How great is their motto? CRAFTED WITH LOVE. COVERED IN CRAZY. It’s part of what drew the Luaices to open the franchise…they knew it was special. So special, in fact, that they moved their family from Boston to Glastonbury so they could open the West Hartford franchise. Reading the names of the donut offerings made our mouth water…Blueberry Cake…Cereal…French Toast…Birthday Cake…Pumpkin Pop-Tart. We are definitely making the trip to taste these delightful creations. For descriptions, click HERE.



THE QUAINT RIVER BEND BOOK SHOP OPENS BLACK FRIDAY


We’re so excited to tell you that the new River Bend Bookshop on Main Street will officially OPEN this Black Friday, November 23rd! Hasn’t it been fun to follow owner, Meghan Hayden, on her journey? We have thoroughly enjoyed every minute. There is nothing better than watching the American Dream unfold. We hope you will pop in and visit them on their opening day or Small Business Saturday. River Bend is a new Glastonbury treasure. Read on my friends…



GLASTONBURY RESIDENT RELEASES SECOND BOOK FOR KIDS


Glastonbury resident Brook Aiello recently released her second children’s book. The educational series teaches children about tolerance. The idea for the books came to her after writing a poem about her childhood experiences and the anxiety she had as a result. Her first edition, about 10 children, with different issues, had great success and is making a difference for children around the world. Some of the things covered include ADHD, anxiety, down syndrome, gender identity, and hearing impaired students. Her new book introduces 10 new children to Miss Brooke’s classroom. Find this unique story HERE.



SINGLE MOM LAUNCHES MARKETING COMPANY


Deirdre Tindall took a leap recently. After nearly 20 years working for others, she decided to open her own marketing and PR firm….Tind-All Creative Marketing. Go Deirdre! She has vast experience in the field and specializes in helping companies with business development and sales. Deirdre’s passion shines through in everything she does. She would eventually like to use her company’s profits to give back to others in the community and help combat social issues. Take a look at what she can do for your business HERE.



ODDS AND ENDS…


*Marlborough Tavern officially opened for business last week. We gave you a preview of this historic restaurant a couple of weeks ago! Check out their new website HERE.


*Phenix Salon Suites is now OPEN on Glastonbury Boulevard near Stop & Shop. They offer individual space for hair stylists, nail specialists, or other salon professionals looking to open their own business.


*The Glastonbury Boathouse is hosting a Holiday Fair Sunday, December 9th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. There will be holiday crafts for the kids, photos with Santa, and local vendors selling some unique gifts. Don’t miss it!


*We love the concept of The Coder School in Farmington where kids are learning how to code. Next week, they are offering a FREE hour of code next week for kids ages 7-11…a great opportunity for kids to see if they like it. They are also offering a Winter Coding Camp during winter break. If you are interested, contact them at farmington@coderschool.com.


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