SHOPS ON MAIN RECAP....HIGH END MOVIE THEATER IN W. HARTFORD

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NEW BUILDING UP AT SHOPS ON MAIN

The 2nd building at the Shops on Main next to McDonald’s is coming along. There will eventually be four buildings on that site. Last month, the Town Plan and Zoning Commission approved a more than 10-thousand square foot building as part of the development. There will be a restaurant (we think Mission BBQ - see below), Aspen Dental, and a vet. In a few short weeks, we will reveal one of the tenants of the newest building…a SECOND location for an already popular spot in town. See below for the initial drawing of this entire site to get an idea of what it will look like when complete.

WEST HARTFORD MOVIE THEATER TO GO HIGH END

Grab your friends for some serious fun in West Hartford! The movie theater in Blue Black Square is currently undergoing renovations to make it a high end theater…Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas. There will be reclining seats, push button waiter service from the seats or an app, and upscale concessions. Sounds amazing! They plan to reopen this summer.

NEWINGTON CHIROPRACTOR OPENS OFFICE IN TOWN

Damato Chiropractic Center in Newington recently opened a location in South Glastonbury. This is NOT the same owner as the Hebron Avenue chiropractic office with the same name. Dr. Eric Damato has a location in Newington, but recently opened this satellite location at 1420 Main Street. They offer everything from chiropractic care, to massage, and exercise therapy. Find them HERE.

CHAMBER FUNDRAISER TO HELP PREVENT SUICIDE

It’s the third year for the CT River Valley Chamber fundraiser, Bids, Bites, & Beer. The event, on April 25th at the Holiday Inn in East Hartford, will help benefit the Jordan Porco Foundation. Parents, Ernie and Marisa Porco lost their son, Jordan, to suicide 8 years ago, when he was a freshman in college. They have made it their mission to help prevent suicide, promote mental health, and create a message of hope for young adults. The statistics are startling…suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death among people ages 10 to 24. Click HERE for tickets.

ODDS & ENDS…

*We hear that Cycle Bar is now searching for space in town. The spin studio is a chain with locations throughout the country. A West Hartford location opened last year. We will keep you posted on where they land in Glastonbury.

*The Historical Society of Glastonbury is hosting a Colonial Playtime for kids during April break at the Welles-Shipman-Ward House. On Tuesday, April 16th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, kids 8 to 14 years old, will learn about hearth cooking and colonial games. Reserve a spot at www.hsgct.org.

*The Land Heritage Coalition of Glastonbury will host an interesting event for nature lovers by well-known author, Dr. Douglas Tallamy. This Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:00 PM at the Riverfront Community Center, Dr. Tallamy will discuss how towns and their residents can help sustain wildlife and native plants. He will also describe how they are an integral part of a healthy ecosystem.

*Did you know The Yard Goats offers a 3-day baseball camp? Kids ages 7 to 13 will work on their skills while getting personal instruction from the team’s coaches and players. We are pretty sure this is a baseball-loving kid’s dream! It runs August 13th to 15th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Check their website for details.

MAIN STREET BUILDINGS SOLD...NEW ONLINE BOUTIQUE

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TWO BUILDINGS ON MAIN STREET SOLD TO NEW OWNERS

The two buildings on Main Street across from the fountain in the center of town have been sold to new owners. This is where Wang Palace, Liquid Nirvana, Bollywood, Cycling Concepts, and Sign Wiz Signs & Graphics are located. The deal has been in the works for awhile, but they recently closed on the buildings. We have been told by the new owners they will eventually develop the properties. One possibility includes bringing the building that sits back up to the street with parking behind it. There are obviously different options and lots of approvals to get through before anything happens. We will keep you posted, but think this is pretty exciting!

GLASTONBURY RESIDENT LAUNCHES BOUTIQUE CLOTHING WEBSITE

Brittany Beckwith has always had a knack for fashion. The UConn grad majored in fashion merchandising and later worked for an agency in New York City where she learned many tricks of the trade. After moving to Glastonbury to be closer to home, she decided to use that expertise to start something of her own. Her online clothing boutique, Olive French, is named after her adorable French bulldog (see pic below) and features a mix of trends. Brittany says she chooses clothing that helps clients build a wardrobe, but also mixes in some other pieces that are on trend to keep things fresh. She searches for looks that appear high-end, but are more affordable. You can get a first-hand look at her merchandise during a pop-up shop at Rooftop 120 May 9th at 4:30 PM.  To see all of her latest offerings, follow her on Insta or Facebook.

TOWN WILL ALLOW BREWERY TO HAVE FOOD TRUCKS/MUSIC ON PROPERTY

The town passed a request by Hops on the Hill Brewery in South Glastonbury to have food trucks and acoustic music. Breweries often allow patrons to bring their own food, but this will be another option. The brewery, off Dug Road, is expected to open this summer. Check out recent picks of their development below.

ODDS & ENDS…

*We are excited to welcome Tom Yurzyk from Blue Giraffe Films as a videographer for our FEATURE/PROMOTIONAL videos. We met Tom when he contacted us to do a video about The Scoop and that video is still on our ABOUT page of the website. Tom is super talented and we can’t wait to work with him. Find him HERE.

*This Friday, March 29th at 6:00 PM, Riverbend Book Shop will host Suzy Kline, author of the Horrible Harry series. Sadly, the series is coming to an end with the release of Horrible Harry Says Goodbye. FUN FACT: Suzy’s daughter, Emily, is an elementary school teacher at Nayaug. The author will be personalizing books at the book shop.

*Welles-Turner Memorial Library is premiering a Cook Book Club! It starts this Wednesday, March 27th at 6:30 PM. The cookbook of the month will be available and you can get a free copy of the recipe you choose from the book for each meeting. They are encouraging participants to make the recipe and bring it for tastings at the Cook Book club! Calling all chefs!

FOCUS ON FITNESS AND FUN AT F45 TRAINING

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F45 WORKOUT IS HIGH ENERGY AND LOTS OF FUN

When you walk in to a place like F45 Training, you might think it would be intimidating, but it’s the complete opposite. Trainers and staff are friendly and attentive and fellow members follow suit. It’s that familial atmosphere that makes F45 a place you want to workout. Glastonbury residents, Tim and Erin Button opened the franchise in May and have enjoyed the camaraderie that’s evolved through this unique workout. F45 originated in Australia and grew rapidly around the world. It means functional (F) training in 45 minutes (45). Amazing - who has time for more than that?! Workouts combine high-intensity interval training with circuit and functional training. Each workout, with names like Firestorm, Athletica, Romans and Hollywood, is laid out for you on TV screens that show you the exercises and how to do them. Trainers are there to motivate and help you with your form. Saturdays include a LIVE DJ and SHE. IS. AWESOME. Check out the video below for a taste of what it’s like to take a class.

F45 Training

Team Training - Life Changing!

NEW ADVENTURE PARK...FESTIVE HOLIDAY LIGHT DISPLAY

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URBAN AIR ADVENTURE PARK TO OPEN IN MANCHESTER

A new indoor trampoline and entertainment center, called Urban Air Adventure Park will open in Manchester this coming Spring. The 53-thousand square foot building will feature a trampoline park, ninja warrior course, rock-climbing, an intense ropes course and the Urban Air Sky Rider Indoor Coaster. The Manchester location will be at 220 Hale Road (the former Bob’s Store, next to Marshall’s). Below are some photos of other locations throughout the country.

FESTIVE LIGHT DISPLAY A SIGHT TO SEE

If you haven’t been by the giant holiday light display at the house on Fisher Hill Road, you should find time and swing by. The lights are impossible to miss from Manchester Road. Turn down Fisher Hill and take a slow drive by with the kids while listening to some Christmas music. It’s a sure way to get everyone in the spirit. Here’s a peek below.

WINTERFEST UNDERWAY IN HARTFORD

Another great way to get in the holiday spirit is at Winterfest in Hartford. It’s a wonderland of magic that includes FREE ice skating and skates, The Bushnell Park Carousel, Santa, hot chocolate, and lots of festive decorations. Take the family and spend the day for lots of wintery fun. For a complete list of activities and events, click HERE.

FEATURED SCOOP WITH STILLPOINT

Did you get a chance to see our Featured Scoop with Stillpoint Therapeutic Massage? We encourage you to take a minute and read about massage therapist, Jade Kelly, and all the good she is bringing to her clients. She is a kind soul with a passion for helping people heal. Find her online at www.stillpointmassagect.com or on Facebook and Instagram.

ODDS AND ENDS…

*The Best Wine Shop in Town is partnering with 2 Hopewell for the Fess Parker Wine Dinner Monday, December 10th. The dinner will include a 5-course meal paired with wines from Fess Parker Winery (located in California) For info, click HERE.

*The Welles-Turner Memorial Library is offering several different holiday-themed programs for kids through the season. They include Holiday Story Breaks, Jingle Babies, and Climb Aboard the Polar Express. For more information, click HERE.

*We mentioned last week that The Yoga Shop opened on Naubuc Avenue, but we don’t think our previous pictures did the space justice. Take a minute to look at this gorgeous new studio in a renovated part of an old factory. They even kept the old steel door (you can see it to the side of the front desk).

*The daughter of Hair Today, Mike and Jane Chemerynski, is making quite the name for herself. Rachel Kaczynski, recently created the Spark Your Bliss Deck (of cards) and it was featured in Health Magazine. It is a 36-deck of affirmation cards that includes inspirational words, healthful journaling exercises, and steps toward a better life. Rachel is a health coach and writer with a blog called Healthy Chicks. We think these cards make a great gift for a friend or to yourself this holiday season! Find them HERE.

NEW LOCATION FOR SPICY GREEN BEAN....NAME FOR NEW PIZZA PLACE

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DRUM ROLL FOR SPICY GREEN BEAN’S NEW LOCATION

Recently, The Spicy Green Bean announced they will be moving. Several different sources tell us their new location will be the space of the old Mexican restaurant in the plaza at 103 New London Turnpike. We are excited about this for a number of reasons! 1. There will be more room for parking considering their popularity. 2. We are also happy this space has been filled and can’t wait to visit them in their new location. Stay tuned for an opening date.

NAME REVEALED FOR TYLER ANDERSON PIZZA RESTAURANT

Celebrity chefs, Tyler Anderson and Bruce Kalman will open Square Peg Pizza & Arcade in the old Piatti space on Hebron Avenue. Tyler is holding a special pop up at his Hartford restaurant, Porron & Pina to give a sneak peak of his new venture. Tyler also owns The Cook & The Bear in West Hartford and Millwright’s Restaurant in Simsbury. He was also featured on BRAVO TV’s Top Chef Season 15. Check back with us for details about the food that will be offered and the layout of the restaurant.

LOTTIES TO OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Lotties recently announced that they hope to open in their new location TOMORROW. The popular breakfast spot moved from 2249 New London Turnpike to the plaza at Buck’s Corner next to Pizzeria Sassano. The space was renovated by the owners and looks awesome! Check it out below and visit them for some of their famous breakfast treats.

NEW ACUPUNCTURE BUSINESS OPENS IN TOWN

CT Family Acupuncture recently opened at 100 Sycamore Street in the building across from American Eagle Credit Union. Owner, Matt Maneggia and his wife, have been in business for eleven years at their original location in West Hartford. The Glastonbury site will be their third location. They also have an office in Coventry. Acupunture has gained popularity in recent years because of the benefits it offers people in different types of pain. It is also good for digestive issues, migraines, allergies, and has worked to treat fertility issues for some couples. Meet the team HERE.

THE YOGA SHOP OPENS ON NAUBUC AVENUE

Yogi chain The Yoga Shop opened this past weekend in the factory building on Naubuc Avenue. More than 200…yes, you heard right…200 people showed up for their Grand Opening this past Saturday! This is The Yoga Shop’s 6th location. The Glastonbury location is owned by Glastonbury resident, Nadia Goracy. She was blown away by the turnout this Saturday. Check out their new space below or click HERE for a list of class times.

ODDS AND ENDS…

*Glastonbury Town Initiative is offering FREE trolley service throughout the holiday season in downtown Glastonbury. The festive ride will take shoppers to three locations (Giovanni’s at Station 33, The Shops at Somerset Square, and Whole Foods Market) where they can hop on and off and visit small businesses in town. The trolley will run December 8th and December 15th from 12:00 to 6:00 PM.

*The Historical Society of Glastonbury is hosting the Home for the Holidays House Tour December 8th from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. Participants will tour 10 homes along historic Main Street. Tickets are available HERE.

*Hops on the Hill Farm Market and Brewery recently revealed their new logo. It was designed by James Harless, a graphic designer out of Hartford. Check it out below.

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.

CAR DETAIL BUSINESS OPENS...NEW DONUTS AT HARPO'S

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19-YEAR OLD OPENS AUTO DETAIL BUSINESS

Jimmy Kask has been hustling since he was little. The 19-year Glastonbury resident old used to sell legal fireworks on the corner in his neighborhood and later rode his dad’s mower from house to house asking people if they needed their lawn mowed. In high school, he developed a love for cars and enjoyed detailing the inside, literally shining them until they sparkled. His passion drove him to start his own business out of his dad’s garage in Glastonbury. It grew so much that he is now opening Apex Auto Detailing just over the line in Portland. Apex offers a unique service called Ceramic Pro. It provides permanent protection for the duration of the vehicle. Apex also offers car storage for anyone looking to keep their car out of the elements or in a safe place while they’re away. Check out this awesome space below and find Apex on Facebook.

TWO POPULAR EATERIES RELOCATING

The owners of The Spicy Green Bean and Goats ‘N Roses recently announced there will be new locations for their two restaurants. The Spicy Green Bean has been searching for new space for awhile and found it. We’ve heard about a possible location, but nothing is confirmed from our end and we haven’t heard back from them yet. If you know, we would love to hear from you! Over the weekend, they also announced they are searching for a new location for Goats ‘N Roses. The popular outdoor restaurant in Marlborough was at The Farm at Carter Hill for the last two summers. Check back with us for an update on both of these stories.

HARPO’S ADDS FAMOUS SHORELINE DONUTS

Harpo’s Bakery recently added Beach Donut to their offerings. These delicious donuts are famous along the CT Shoreline. They are located in Clinton, but we hear that everyone from Old Saybrook drives there just to get their fix of these donuts! And, now you can get them right here in town. Stop by and taste these mouth-watering treats for yourself.

*PHOTOS BY MELISSA MORIN (MY HELPFUL FRIEND)

BEER TOURS THROUGH HARTFORD

Have we been living under a rock? It sure feels like it, because we had NO idea that you can take a prepaid bus tour of the breweries in Hartford for just $15! Yes…a ticket to ride this BREW BUS is yours for just 15 bucks! The Thursday Night Shuttle will take you to Hog River Brewing (which we hear is amazing), Hanging Hills Brewing Company (also heard this is great…we really need to up our brewery game), and Thomas Hooker Brewery (an old favorite). The bus runs every 45 minutes between locations from 5:30 to 9:00 PM. You have to pre-order tickets HERE. Even though we are late to the party (this has been around for 2 years!), we can’t wait to try it.

ODDS AND ENDS…

*The Yoga Shop’s Glastonbury location has announced their Grand Opening date. The popular yoga studio is opening their doors in the factory on Naubuc Avenue November 24th. This will be their 6th location. Check back with us for pictures of their new space.

*If you haven’t taken a ride to Springfield to see one of the largest holiday light displays in the country, you should. Bright Nights Opening Night is November 21st from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. I mean…it’s $6 per car! Gather up the fam and head north for a fun way to kick off the season.

*Santa has arrived at Westfarms. This year’s theme for a visit with Santa is Santa’s Flight Academy. Kids get to try on a virtual flight suit, map Santa’s route, and play in the snow before visiting with the big guy!

GET YOUR FIX IN WEST HARTFORD...KINDNESS ROCKS SPREADING LOVE

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GET YOUR FEEL GOOD FIX IN WEHA

The Fix IV Therapy opens TODAY in West Hartford Center. This innovative business on Farmington Avenue across from Luna Pizza is offering hydration drips and vitamin boosts. Their menu includes ‘fixes’ such as the ‘Party Fix’ (pre or post party hydration - we did this - LOVED it), the ‘Slim Fix’ (burn baby burn), and ‘Myers Fix’ (does it all). There are also ‘boosters’ such as the ‘Sunshine Boost’ (Vitamin D for your mood), the ‘Anti-aging Boost’ (to maintain your youth), and the ‘Glow Boost’ (speaks for itself). Owner and single mom, Erin Fox, says their medical director is an anesthesiologist, registered nurses administer the shots, and all staff are OSHA and HIPPA certified. The first 5 people to SHARE this SCOOP on social media will get a coupon for $25 off your first service good through November 15th.

GLASTONBURY MOM SPREADING KINDNESS AND LOVE

Lori Lucey is on a mission to spread kindness through Glastonbury. Her purpose resides deep within her. She lost her 18-year old sister when she was younger and most recently her mother who had terminal cancer. The loss led her to search for signs of comfort. When she found the Kindness Rocks Project, it resonated. With help from the art teacher at Hopewell School, Dawn Mistretta, Lori then took it to another level by creating the Kindness Rocks Garden. The gorgeous outdoor scape includes 3,000 rocks with inspiring messages like ‘There’s always hope’, ‘Tomorrow is a new day’, ‘Oh my darling, what if you fly?’, and a whale that says ‘Do kindness in a big way’. The project has attracted attention from the Hartford Courant, Better Connecticut, and the Kindness Rocks Project Founder Megan Murphy, who has her own inspiring story. Watch here. Lori and Dawn will also be honored by the Board of Education for their inspiring work.

*PHOTOS BY DANIELLE MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY

ORANGETHEORY FUNDRAISER WITH EMERGENCY PERSONNEL

Orangetheory Glastonbury is joining the fight against breast cancer this month. They are hosting ‘Battle of the Badges’ this Friday, October 19th at 7:00 PM. FIRE, POLICE, and EMS personnel will compete for the most ‘splat’ points (a term Orangetheory clients know well). It’s FREE TO ENTER and donations will be $1 per splat point. Money raised will go to The Linda Clemens Breast Cancer Foundation. The non-profit supports many programs that help women with breast cancer. Read about all of the contributions they’ve made to the cause here.

ODDS AND ENDS…

*The Yoga Shop has announced their location in Glastonbury. They will be in the old factory on Naubuc Avenue known as Iyer Office Park. This will be the yoga studio’s 6th location.

*The Scoop Glastonbury and Tishler Coaching Services teamed up last week to host a Women’s Network Night at Welles-Turner Library. We were overwhelmed by the turnout and impressed with our panel of entrepreneurs who shared their advice about starting their own business. Thank you to Kristina Coughlin of the Instagram account Cooking with Kristina, Meghan Hayden, owner of the new River Bend Book Shop coming to Main Street, Robin Walden, owner of RW Connect, a marketing and communications firm, and Kim Reid, owner of The Silver Dahlia, Pinwheels, and Glazed. Stay tuned for more events to come!

*The Coder School recently opened in Farmington. It’s a franchise from Silicon Valley that teaches kids 7 to 18 years old how to code. Their offerings include classes on 3D gaming, web development, and algorithms. They will also have Coder Camps during holiday and summer breaks. Check them out here.

1000 DEGREES PIZZA GRAND OPENING...BOOK SHOP ON MAIN STREET

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PIZZA SHOP AT SHOPS ON MAIN GRAND OPENING

1000 Degrees Pizza will hold their Grand Opening this Sunday. Glastonbury residents and owners, Joseph and Jacqueline Weiss have been working round the clock to get ready for the opening. They have been recipe testing, hiring staff, and working with contractors to make their dream a reality. The pizza franchise has a different concept….they cook pizza (using a 100-year old traditional Neopolitan recipe) inside a burning hot oven in just minutes. The Glastonbury location will feature several craft beer and wine selections along with some yummy and unique desserts. Stop in and welcome them to town this weekend!

NEW BOOKSTORE IN OLD JAN’S ON MAIN

Remember when we told you about the independent book store coming to town? Well, owner, Meghan Hayden has found the most perfect location on Main Street. River Bend Book Shop will soon take over the space at the old Jan’s on Main. It’s a quaint little gray house just past the fountain on the right. River Bend Book Shop has been a regular at the Farmer’s Market throughout the Summer. We can’t wait for them to move in, but until then, check out their site and all the fabulous books available here.

TATTOO SHOP OPENS ON SCHOOL STREET

Tucked away on School Street in the center of town is a cute little fairytale cottage where Seven Ravens Tattoo Shop recently opened. Owner, Erica Lynn, has a talent for helping clients design a tattoo that fits their story and their personality. Her shop name is derived from the fairytale by The Brothers Grimm. There are sprinklings of other fairytales throughout the shop, such as The Three Little Pigs and Charlotte’s Web. She says tattoos are therapeutic and usually symbolize a critical moment in someone’s life. Find her on Instagram.

HOMEMADE ESSENTIAL OIL STORE IN SOMERSET

Lisa and Dino Buongiorno are excited to open the first retail shop inside Sola Salons above Chipotle in The Shops at Somerset Square TODAY. The husband and wife team started selling their 100% pure essential oils at fairs about a year ago. At their new shop, DisaLino Essential Oils, they will be selling their pure oils, fragrances, aromatherapy jewelry, diffusers and incense. Learn more about them at www.disalino.com.

ODDS AND ENDS…

*Are you aware of the Glastonbury Emergency Communications Platforms available in town? It’s super simple to sign up. Just text PREPARE to 43362 (4FEMA) to receive preparedness tips. And, check out the town’s website for a list of other ways to stay connected in the event of an emergency.

*Calling all bird watchers! There is a free Bird Seminar at Melzen’s Pet & Farm Supply October 17th at 5:30 PM. They will cover topics such as feeding the birds, nutrition, caring for feeders, and types of shelters. It’s FREE and open to the public.

*Did you know Dunkin’ Donuts is now just Dunkin’? The popular coffee franchise felt the new name better suited all of the new products they offer. Not to worry, they will still sell donuts. Check out their new logo below.

FIRST LOOK AT CHICK-FIL-A...INDIE BOOK STORE COMING TO TOWN

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FIRST LOOK AT CHICK-FIL-A

Chick-fil-A is about a week and a half from their grand opening and we were excited to get a first look inside!  Owners, Jordan and Emily Snook, live in South Glastonbury and can't wait to share the Chick-fil-A experience with local patrons.  It's actually incredibly difficult to become a franchisee of the restaurant chain.  Every year, only 100 out of 40,000 applicants are selected.  Jordan has been with the company for 10 years in different capacities and is finally living his dream.  The grand opening on July 26th will include a First 100 Celebration where guests can camp out starting Wednesday morning to try to be one of the first 100 adults through the door to win FREE Chick-fil-A meals.  There are rules though, so check their website to see how it works.  

INDIE BOOK STORE COMING TO TOWN

Glastonbury resident, Meghan Hayden, was destined to work with books.  She was named after the character in the famed book The Thorn Birds after her parents read it to one another while they were dating.  Although scandalous, it's quite the love story.  Meghan is the owner of River Bend Bookshop...a soon-to-be Indie book store in town with a hand-selected and highly-curated collection of books.  She is currently looking for space, but is making her first appearance as a pop-up shop at this week's Farmer's Market.  Meghan chose the name for it's connection to town.  Glastonbury actually means bend in the river!  Not to mention...the bend is where things slow down...pause...stop.  She hopes patrons do just that at her unique store.  Find her on Instagram and Facebook to follow her journey.

ORANGETHEORY CELEBRATING MEGA MILESTONE 

Orangetheory Glastonbury will host a Small Business Saturday to honor the opening of the chain's 1000th location in just 10 years.  An amazing feat for the single mom who started the business a decade ago.  Founder, Ellen Latham, began teaching pilates out of her home to help support her son.  When clients asked for more, she developed the Orangetheory workout and eventually franchised across the globe. Super inspiring, right?!  The Glastonbury location has experienced their own form of success, signing 500 members in just six months. And, no big deal or anything, but baseball great, Manny Ramirez works out there when he is in Connecticut.  Small Business Saturday is July 21st from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Head down there, take a tour, and see a class in action. 

SWEET VENTURE FOR GLASTONBURY NATIVE

Glastonbury natives, Marika Esteves-Smith, and her sister, Ashli Esteves-Nelson (along with her husband, Reggie), recently launched an online bake shop called Brown Butter Creations.  They offer cookies, muffins, cupcakes, pound cakes, and...wait for it...POP TARTS!  Their signature delight is their brown butter maple cookies!  Our sweet tooth is aching and we can't wait to taste them.  Take a look at some of their goodies below. You can order them on their website or have them cater your event. 

ODDS AND ENDS...

*Sundance Salon & Spa is moving into the old Lottie's on New London Turnpike.  Right now, Sundance is on Hebron Avenue next to Subway in the same area as Dunkin' Donuts.  They are currently gutting and renovating the new space.  We will keep you posted on their move!  

*Bodeau Realty Group is hosting their 2nd Glastonbury Movie Night July 19th at 7:00 PM at Riverfront.  The feature movie is Goonies and all proceeds from the event go to Autism Speaks

*Barn Door Blooms has launched their Feature Flower Farm Series with an event at Robb's Farm July 26th from 1:00-3:00 PM.  This will be their first event with families. Tickets are $45 and include 2 ice creams and the family friendly flower arranging class at the farm. Graceful Acres is their Feature Flower Farm for this event.  

*Tequilas Grill & Cantina on New London Turnpike has CLOSED.  The Mexican restaurant opened in March, but said they were closing for renovations about a month ago.  Recently, their sign came down and a for-lease sign went up.  Their Facebook page has also disappeared.  We are not sure the reason for the closure. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE FRESH MONKEE EXPANDING...TEMPORARY TENANT IN PIATTI

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THE FRESH MONKEE EXPANDING

The Fresh Monkee is opening their 4th location!  They are currently renovating space at 405 Queen Street in Southington.  This is in the plaza with Nardelli's and Fancy Bagels.  The new shop will be run by Southington-native, Tammy Williams.  The Fresh Monkee owner, Judy Flynn, opened her first healthy shake shop in Wethersfield 4 years ago.  She has since opened locations in Glastonbury, Berlin, and now Southington.  She also runs the monkee bus.  It travels to various locations throughout the state.  She hopes to open the Southington shop mid-August/early September.

FORMER PIATTI SPACE HOSTS TEMPORARY TENANT

We have had many questions about the former Piatti space on Hebron Avenue.  We just learned that, starting today, the Glastonbury Democratic Town Committee will occupy the space from now until elections this November.  Piatti closed their doors one year ago.  Since then, several restaurant owners have looked at the space, but none have leased it.  For now, you will see a flurry of activity as the committee takes over! 

NEW MASSAGE SERVICE AT HEALTHTRAX 

Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness recently added a new HydroMassage lounge.  The massage system uses powerful waves of water to give you a heated, deep-tissue massage in just 10 minutes.  We can attest, after trying it, that it's pretty amazing!  The service is available to Healthtrax members for $10 per month.  The health center will soon undergo some major renovations.  We plan to follow them, so check back to see the new space!

THE SCOOP FEATURES LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS

The Scoop Glastonbury is excited to announce that we have finished our first video FEATURE shoot with One Big Happy Photo.  We had a great Saturday morning at her studio on New London Turnpike and can't wait to show you how she works with newborns and their families to create some truly magical photographs.  She is hugely talented and has a unique connection with babies.  Take a look at a few snapshots of our time with her below.  The video will be up soon!  And, check our website for information about our FEATURES!

SUMMER FUN IN BUSHNELL PARK

The Bushnell Foundation is showcasing their fun family attractions this summer in the park.  They have something for everyone!  There are park and tree tours, FREE movie nights, and yoga classes.  They also offer tours of the Arch and carousel rides for $1 (a favorite childhood memory).  There is also a newly-renovated playground for kids.  The map below shows you where to go for more information. 

ODDS AND ENDS...

*Daybreak Coffee Roasters has changed their summer hours.  They will now be CLOSED on Sundays for the rest of the summer until Labor Day.  Their hours will remain the same Monday through Saturday.  

*Summer Fun Runs are underway at Smith Middle School.  Glastonbury Parks & Recreation is hosting the FREE runs every Tuesday through August 7th.  The kids course is a 1-mile loop around the soccer field.  Adults can choose between the 2.2-mile course on the paved trail from Smith to Bell Street or a 3.3-mile run along the road.  Registration is at 6:30 PM. 

*Crystal Ridge Winery is extending their hours for the summer.  They will now be open Thursday and Friday 4:30-8:00 PM, Saturday 12:00-8:00 PM, and Sunday 12:00-6:00 PM.  FYI: They will be closed July 18th and August 17th for private events.  If you haven't visited yet, stop by, try some wine, and soak in the gorgeous view. 

*Rose's Berry Farm is now offering pick-your-own raspberries!  The raspberries are available at their main stand at 295 Matson Hill Road.  

*There is a push on Facebook to build a splash pad at Riverfront Park.  Resident and Strand Salon owner, Jennifer Casserino Misciagno posted a message in the Glastonbury Community page last week.  The post was shared 10 times and had 167 comments, many in favor of the proposal.  Misciagno said she is in touch with Town Hall and hopes to move forward.  We will keep you posted on their progress!

 

 

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POPULAR BUSINESSES TO RELOCATE...SOW'S EAR GIFT IDEAS

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POPULAR BUSINESSES HAVE TO RELOCATE

For some time, we have been hearing that the businesses at 2333 Main Street will need to find new space.  A sub-lease agreement has ended and the owner has told the business owners that he will not renew.  Two businesses have already moved out of the building to new locations.  Glastonbury Dance Center and Teach Art 2 Me have relocated to the East Hartford/Glastonbury line.   We know of a 3rd business that is also moving and one that is starting to search for new space.  Wang Palace, Bollywood, Liquid Nirvana, and Whole Tone Guitars are the remaining businesses.  Sources have said the owners are trying to sell the property.  We will keep you posted as we learn new information.  

NEAT GIFT IDEAS AT THE SOW'S EAR

If you haven't been to The Sow's Ear, you should go!  They have unique gift ideas, including one-of-a-kind cutting boards from The Burnt Shop.  They are etched with different trees, leaves, and other drawings, but perhaps the most special one is called The Glastonbury Tree.  That's because the artist rendered it after a tree that is located at the bottom of Matson Hill Road.  Pretty cool, right?  The Sow's Ear is located at 2400 Main Street.  It's in the back of the yellow house on the corner of Hebron Avenue down the stairs. www.sowsearct.com www.theburntshop.com.

LARGE TURNOUT FOR HEARING ABOUT THE REMOVAL OF ROUTE 17 RAMP

The DOT held a public hearing to discuss their plan to remove the left hand ramp from Route 17 Southbound to New London Turnpike.  The bridge that travels over the ramp is structurally deficient and functionally obsolete.  The DOT said they have come up with a plan to remove the bridge and reconfigure the ramps to make traffic flow better and faster.  The preliminary plan is to shut down the left hand exit for good and add a left turn lane to the right hand exit to Glastonbury Center.  The DOT listened to residents and business owners and will take their concerns into consideration when finalizing the project.  Construction is expected to begin in the Spring of 2019.  

PICKING SEASON IS HERE!

Does everyone get as excited about strawberry season as we do?!  This week, Cavanna's and Rose's Berry Farm announced that they have commenced strawberry picking.  We tasted the strawberries and they are so sweet and delicious!  Head to Cavanna's on Woodland Street or Rose's on Hebron Avenue.  Happy Picking!  www.rosesberryfarm.com

ODDS AND ENDS

*First World Mortgage opened in the space of the former Artisan's Boutique at 30C Hebron Avenue.  The mortgage lender has been in business for 25 years and won the Hartford Courant's Top Places to Work from 2014-2017.  www.fwmscott.com

*Glastonbury Barre and Yoga is offering a yoga workshop for kids.  Kids ages 7-10 will participate in games and activities that teach mindfulness and relaxation.  The workshop is June 23rd and will be taught by Emily Keel.  She is a 3rd grade teacher and certified to teach yoga to kids.  To register:  www.glastonburybarreandyoga.com

*The sprint triathlons on Lake Terramuggus in Marlborough are underway.  Because they are short, truly anyone can do it with the right training.  And, they are now offering a super-sprint option.  They are held every Thursday at Blish Park.  Registration starts at 5:00 PM.  Search for them at www.trifind.com

*Belltown Orchards announced they are NOW OPEN for the season!  This is one of our favorite spots to pick blueberries and apples.  Their tractor rides are a child's delight.  www.belltownhillorchards.com

*Breakfast With A View at Rose's Berry Farm opened this past Sunday.  The farm offers breakfast on their deck every Sunday morning from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  They serve pancakes, French toast, and waffles with the fresh fruit topping of the season.  Get there early!

*Lottie's Country Kitchen has shut down for the next month as they prepare to move into their new space at Buck's Corner.  The breakfast shop is moving just down the street to the space at the end of the plaza.  We know they have a loyal customer following and will be sure to let you know as soon as they open in their new space! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1000 DEGREES PIZZA...COFFEE SHOP/BAKERY IN GLEN LOCHEN

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2-MINUTE NEAPOLITAN PIZZA AT THE SHOPS ON MAIN

Glastonbury residents, Joseph and Jacqueline Weiss are excited about the opening of their new venture...1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza.  The fast-casual restaurant chain is the third business to sign on in the new development next to McDonald's.  It will be located next to Jersey Mike's Subs in the back of the plaza.  The Weiss' were looking for something different and unique to bring to town.  They did some research, found the pizza chain, and knew it would be the right fit for them and Glastonbury.  The pizzas cook in 2-3 minutes inside a 1000-degree brick oven.  The restaurant will open this September.  Check out their menu at www.1000degreespizza.com

EUROPEAN/JAPANESE STYLE BAKERY OPENING SOON

RaonJena Coffee & Dessert will offer all kinds of sweet treats and light roasted coffee.  The new shop in Glen Lochen will have macaroons, crepe and roll cakes, scones, and specialty coffees and teas.  We think it's interesting to note that Raon stands for HAPPINESS in Korean.  And the full name, RaonJena, is the names of the owners' two daughters.  Their new space has been renovated into a simple design with light colors and wood finishes.  It's airy and inviting.  Watch for their opening mid-June.  

WALK-INS NOW WELCOME AT POLKA DOTS

Polka Dots has just completed renovations of their new space called the Sugar Lounge.  Girls 4 and up can now get manicures and makeovers without an appointment.  There is also a Beauty Bar where they can make their own sugar scrubs, shower gels, and lotions.  The nail service is $14.95 and includes lotion, pixie dust, a glitter ring tattoo and gem, and candy bracelet.  What more could a girl want?!  The playful new space is dreamy with pink and glitter galore.  See for yourself in the pictures below. www.polkadotsgirls.com

DOT PROPOSES CLOSING OFF RAMP

There is a public hearing this week to discuss the removal of the Route 17 off-ramp that leads traffic to New London Turnpike across from Oak Street near Stop & Shop.  This is one way to access some of the businesses in town.  The hearing is this Thursday at 7 PM in Town Hall.

PHOTOGRAPHER OFFERS PLAYFUL PHOTO SESSSIONS

Danielle Marie Photography is offering unique photo sessions for kids.  We love these whimsical photos and think she is incredibly talented.  We should mention that she also does PHOTO FEATURE PACKAGES for The Scoop! Find her at www.photosbydaniellemarie.com

ODDS AND ENDS...

*The Rotary Club of Glastonbury will host their 42nd Annual Lobsterfest at the Elks this weekend.  The event grew to a record 2,400 people last year.  It's the club's largest fundraiser and has allowed them to do service projects like building the dugouts at the GHS girl's softball field and the concession stand at the football field.  If you don't make it this year, put it on your list for 2019!

*Happy 70th Anniversary to Minnechaug Golf Course!  That's right!  The course is celebrating seven decades in town with a BBQ and discounted golf rates on Sunday, July 15th.  Call for tee times.

*POP Weight Loss has a new name!  The nutrition and weight loss company announced they will now be Sea Slim.  The name comes from the company's deep rooted connection to the sea.  They originated in Old Saybrook, but also have an office on New London Turnpike in Glastonbury.  To see their services, go to www.seaslim.com. 

*A new support group in Wethersfield is offering help for professionals whose careers have been impacted by substance abuse or life stressors.  Reflections Counseling and Consulting is hosting the group for 8 weeks starting this Tuesday night.  Call 860.837.0401 for more information.  www.reflectionsccs.com

 

 

 

TRAIN COMING TO CAVANNA'S...MARINA BEING ADDED TO THE RIVER

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CAVANNA TREE FARM TO OFFER MAGICAL EXPERIENCE

South Glastonbury farmer, John Cavanna has purchased a railroad locomotive, is building full size train tracks, and will offer families and children a ride through his farm property to the 'North Pole'.  Patrons will be able to come to the farm for their Christmas tree, purchase a ticket to ride the railroad and visit the North Pole where Santa will greet children in a log cabin.  Cavanna bought the 1936 Plymouth from Ohio and has named it the Gray Granite Railroad.  The farm sits on gray granite, which is actually being used to build the tracks.  Cavanna is passionate about trains and it shows.  He has his engineer's license, knows every detail of the building process, and even looks the part.  This new attraction for families is expected to be ready by Christmas of 2019.  Check out the train and the route through the farm below! 

THE RIVER RESTAURANT LOOKING TO ADD MARINA

Over the bridge in Wethersfield is a new restaurant called The River.  We did a story about them a few weeks ago.  The restaurant is located on the lower level of the CBS building in Putnam Park on the CT River.  Now, they are going through the steps to add a marina to their waterfront restaurant.  They recently had a company out to do a hydrographic survey, which is a measurement of how the area is impacted by marine construction.  We will keep you posted on this development!

REAL ESTATE FIRM EXPANDS TO MARLBOROUGH

Glastonbury-based, Regions Commercial recently opened a new office, Regions Residential, on Main Street in Marlborough.   They are also renovating their space in town on Glastonbury Boulevard.  The new space, designed by Jennifer Gaggion of Design Your Monday, is inviting and bright.  The Marlborough location will focus on residential real estate.  Regions has been in business for more than 15 years and is excited to expand their services.  Take a look at their new location below. 

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OPENING DATE FOR JERSEY MIKE'S

Jersey Mike's Subs will open in just a few weeks.  The sandwich shop, in The Shops on Main, next to McDonald's is expected to open June 20th.  They are currently in the hiring process.  The restaurant chain originated at the New Jersey shore in 1956.  They now have more than 1,500 locations across the country. 

HEBRON AVENUE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

The first of phase of the Hebron Avenue construction project is complete.  The area between New London Turnpike and Main Street has been reopened.  The next phase is the rotary near House Street.  There are detours in place.  All businesses remain open during construction.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPANDED PARKING AT CVS/KATZ...MELT RAISES MONEY FOR BOY

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EXPANDED PARKING FOR CVS/KATZ

Trees are being cut down and cleared out of the area behind CVS on Main Street to make room for a new parking lot.  The new space will give patrons and employees of CVS and Katz Hardware more room to park.  

NEW PRODUCT LINES AT KATZ

With the expansion of the paint department at Katz Hardware on Main Street, the store is now offering new product lines.  The new products include home décor from Dash & Albert Rug Company, Mud Pie pillows, some offerings from local farms including jams from Rose's Berry Farm and honey from Belltown Orchards, and a line of GHS graduate gifts and signs.

HELP RAISE MONEY FOR BOY WITH CANCER

M.E.L.T Fitness Studio on Oakwood Drive is hosting a fundraiser to help a little boy with cancer live an active life. 6-year old Kyle Ashley was diagnosed with bone cancer last November.  Since then, his leg was amputated and he is currently going through chemotherapy.  Kyle will need a special prosthetic leg that will allow him to play sports and stay active.  He will need to get a new leg each time he grows!  The M.e.l.t.-A-THON Against Cancer fundraiser will take place June 9th from 8:00-10:00 AM at Riverfront. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to the Ashley family to help pay for the prosthetic leg.   To participate, go to www.meltathon.org.  

CONTRUCTION CAUSING CONFUSION

It seems the construction on Hebron Avenue is making some customers think Derr Plaza is closed, but it is NOT. All businesses there are OPEN! The entrance to the plaza, with businesses such as Pinwheels, Glazed, Ken's Corner, and Glastonbury Barre and Yoga is blocked off.  Customers can gain access to parking from Rankin Road behind the buildings. 

SPECIAL MOTHER'S DAY GOLF RATES

Minnechaug Golf Course is offering discounted rates for the mom's in your life!  It will cost $15 for a cart or $9 walking.  Tee times are available after 11:00 AM.  Call their pro-shop to book at 860.643.9914

NEW RESTAURANT ON THE CONNECTICUT RIVER

A new restaurant recently opened a stone's throw away from Glastonbury across the river in Wethersfield.  The aptly named, River, is located in the back of the office building at Putnam Park.  You can see the building off to the right as you drive over the Putnam Bridge. There is a large, double-tiered deck with a waterfront view.  Their menu sways Italian and offers everything from pizza and pasta to steaks and entrees, such as chicken and swordfish.  

FIGS OPENS IN S. GLASTONBURY...GOLF TOURNAMENT FOR KIDS WITH CANCER

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FIGS BISTRO & BAR NOW OPEN IN SOUTH GLASTONBURY

Figs on Main Street in South Glastonbury is now OPEN!  The restaurant held an event with invited guests a week ago and officially opened their doors to the public this past Friday.  Their extensive menu includes small plates such as grilled calamari, keftedes (meatballs), and sliders.  There are five salad selections including a beet salad, baby kale salad, and fig salad.  Main plates include everything from Rib Eye to Ahi Tuna or Rotisserie Chicken.  They also have several options for pastas, burgers and sides.  A few photos and the menu below.  

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY TO HOST GOLF TOURNAMENT FOR KIDS WITH CANCER

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services is excited about their annual charity golf tournament that will benefit The Sunshine Kids.  The non-profit allows kids with cancer to travel and participate in fun events with their peers.  This year, the tournament is moving to Glastonbury Hills Country Club and will be $160.  The cost includes golf, lunch and dinner, games, and more! The tournament is June 19th. To participate in this worthy cause, go to www.sskgolftournament.com.  How fun does this crew look?

DANCE STUDIO GIVING BACK TO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Arthur Murray in Glen Lochen is giving 40% of proceeds from their Summer Dance Camp to Connecticut Children's Medical Center.  The dance studio is offering the camp sessions, which include three different styles of dance, for $250.  $100 of that will go toward CCMC. Call or email them for more information. 860.659.3161/info@amglastonbury.com

NEW SALON OPENS IN THE SOLA SALON STUDIOS

Salon Brittany has opened at Sola Salon Studios. Brittany Morrisette has been in business since 2010, but recently opened her new studio in the Shops at Somerset Square.  She uses organic hair products that contain natural plant extracts and essential oils. Check out her new space below!

FITNESS CLASSES FOR ONE LOW COST!

Several popular fitness centers are taking part in the CT River Valley Chamber's "Do a 180, MOVE" Program.  

The 5-week program offers participants 10 classes of their choice at participating locations for just $49. 

The following businesses are taking part in the program: Anytime Fitness, Arthur Murray Dance Studio, Chiroworks, Designed Training, Elite Karate & Krav Maga, Empowered Indoor Cycling Studio, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Fuller Yoga, East Hartford YMCA, Glastonbury Family YMCA, Glastonbury Hills Country Club, Glastonbury Tennis Club, Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness, MissionFITNESS, Orangetheory Fitness, Sacred Rivers Yoga, ShopRite, and SoundRUNNER. 

The program kicks off NEXT WEEK, April 16th, and runs through May 19th. 

Visit www.crvchamber.org for a complete calendar of scheduled classes. 

TIMELINE FOR SHOPS ON MAIN...PACKAGE STORE CLOSES

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TIMELINE FOR SHOPS ON MAIN

The main building of the new development, Shops on Main, next to McDonald's, is coming along!  Tenants will move in by the summer. According to the real estate development company, Carpionato Group, Jersey Mike's will be the first to open in mid-June.  The sub sandwich shop, which started at the Jersey Shore in 1956, is now franchised across the country.  Chik-Fil A is aiming for a mid-July opening.  

ICE CREAM SHOP OPEN FOR THE SEASON!

ROBBS Farm Ice Cream Shop opened this Saturday.  Their hours for the Spring are Tues/Wed/Thurs from 6:00-8:00 PM and Fri/Sat/Sun from 12:00-8:00 PM.  They have 34 homemade flavors and offer quarts for purchase.  

PACKAGE STORE IN FOX RUN MALL CLOSES

Universal Package Store in The Fox Run Mall, next to Foxy Pizza, appears to be closed, but a sign on the door says they are renovating.  The retail store, which has successful locations in Mystic, Noank, Storrs, and New London, has been in business since 1943.  The Glastonbury store was open for about a year.

NEW LOCATION FOR MUSIC STREAMING COMPANY

CUR Music has moved into the former Caribbean Charm space on New London Turnpike across from the Post Office.  The media company targets teens and college students by offering music streaming services for $1.99/month.   The service combines internet radio and on demand listening along with social tools for sharing with friends.   

LOCAL BOUTIQUE CLOSED

The Artisan's Boutique, behind Ken's Corner, is closed.  The Boutique offered an eclectic mix of items including repurposed furniture and decorative home pieces.  First World Mortgage will be moving into that space.