BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT: BLOWOUTS BY ABBE...EMPOWERED EXPANSION PLANS

HERE’S THE SCOOP…

[BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT - BLOWOUTS BY ABBE]

Abbe Kierstein has made a name for herself by making women look beautiful one blow dry at a time. Her business, Blowouts by Abbe, has gained popularity throughout town and beyond for it’s mobile blowout service. Abbe will come to you and blow out your hair in the comfort of your very own home. Talk about convenient! Although her business name points to blow outs, she does much more, including in-salon treatments such as cut & style, color, and keratin. She is also available for proms, weddings, and senior portraits. We love Abbe’s reinvention story. She was a teacher for years while dabbling in hair on the side, until she decided to pursue her dream full-time. She operates her business on-the-go or at Beauty on the Ave Salon on Hebron Avenue. Find her all over Facebook and Instagram to see her portfolio of all the clients she has made gorgeous.

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BIG PLANS IN THE WORKS FOR EMPOWERED INDOOR CYCLING STUDIO

Empowered Indoor Cycling Studio is expanding. The popular fitness spot is currently renovating the space upstairs from their current location. Owner, Jocelyn DeMaio says, they plan to offer low impact, full body, strength training classes. One of the classes will be a 30/30…30 minutes of cycling followed by 30 minutes of strength training. One hour and done - boom! They are in the beginning stages of this build out, but plan to be up and running by January 2019. Check back with us for an exact date and word on their new name!

DETAILED LOOK AT 400 HEBRON AVENUE DEVELOPMENT

A few weeks back, we told you about plans for development across from the new apartment complex, One Glastonbury Place. We were recently given a 2-D rendering of the building by developer, Evan Schwartz, and wanted to share it with you. The plan is to replace the existing old structures with a brand new, one-story building that will include retail and restaurant space and outdoor seating along Hebron Avenue. If the plan is approved by Town Plan & Zoning this December, they hope to start construction in the Spring of 2019.

SAYULITA EVENT TO RAISE MONEY FOR STAFF MEMBER WITH RARE MEDICAL ISSUE

Sayulita is hosting a fundraiser for beloved staff member, Stephanie Lemire November 5th from 4:30 to 9:30 PM. Recently, at just 27 years old, Stephanie had two severe strokes that left her unable to walk. She is on an extremely long road to recovery that includes a lot of medical bills. Join them next Monday for some food or a quick marg to show support for this strong, young woman. She is fighting hard to regain enough strength to be there. Don’t miss it! Admission is FREE, but a portion of the night’s sales from food and drinks will go toward Stephanie’s GoFundMe page.

ODDS AND ENDS…

*Dondero Orchards and the South End of Hartford-based breakfast spot, The Place 2 Be, are hosting a 3-course Apple-themed brunch this coming Saturday, November 3rd from 12:30 to 3:00 PM at the orchard. There will be bottomless mimosas and a seasonal menu. Tickets are $50 and a portion of the proceeds will go to Hartford’s Camp Courant.

*The CT Made Shop at Killam & Bassette Farmstead in South Glastonbury starts Thursday, November 1st. There will be a selection of local, hand-crafted items for purchase. Visit them anytime from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM until Christmas and tell them we sent you.

*Starbucks near Luna Pizza on Hebron Avenue will be closed temporarily for renovations. A sign posted in the store says they will close this Tuesday, October 29th and will reopen Saturday, November 10th. They are asking customers to visit their store in The Shops at Somerset Square.

*Close to Home won 3rd place in the Hartford Business Journal’s Family Business Awards. Congratulations to The Gattinella Family for this recognition! They have been serving customers since 1982. The sewing centers are located in Glastonbury, Southington, and Orange.

*Did you see our latest feature with Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union? The local bank has plans to renovate their Glastonbury branch in 2019. Anyone can join, so pop in and learn about some of the big benefits of being a member. And, check out our FEATURE with them HERE.