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State of Connecticut - Business & Employment Changes Announced in the News Media
  Business & Employment Changes Announced in the News Media - State of Connecticut Last Updated: August 31, 2023
This publication lists start-ups, expansions, staff reductions, and layoffs reported by the media, both current and future. The report provides company name, the number of workers involved, date of the action, the principal product or service of the company, a brief synopsis of the action, and the source and date of the media article. Third Quarter 2023 Business & Employment Changes Announced in the News Media PDF
Startups and Expansions in Third Quarter 2023

Palermo Bakery opens in Greeneville; offers Haitian patties

Former Chowder Pot location in Hartford to become cannabis growing facility

As Connecticut's Electric Boat thinks big on hiring, US Navy adding small subs

Abate Apizza to open new location in North Haven

West Hartford's first recreational cannabis retailer set to open

Tesla to open first direct sales outlet in Connecticut at Mohegan Sun

Latin-Chinese fusion restaurant La BoriChina celebrates grand opening in Waterbury

The Breakwall opens in West Haven, with a local restaurant veteran at the helm

Conveyor-belt sushi comes to Fairfield with opening of Shumi Revolving Sushi

Danbury cannabis shop moves 'fast and furious' with plans to open after Labor Day

Haven Hot Chicken brings beloved menu to new location in Storrs

Brimstone Candle Company in Salem hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony arand opening July 21

Raising Cane's restaurant planned for Simsbury

Five Below on 'accelerated schedule' to open 24th CT location in New Milford shopping plaza

Drive-thru Chipotle proposed in West Hartford

Guilford could gain a Target

Starbucks, Gastropub coming to Bradley International Airport

Cha Papi opening in West Hartford July 16, with East Asian tea and treats

Flair owners to reopen Fratelli's Restaurant in Southington

Second Wind Boutique opens in Thomaston

Mercato Italian Kitchen and Bar opens second restaurant in Canton

Hop Haus restaurant opens in Steele Center near Berlin Train Station

Express Edit store opens in Greenwich

French-American restaurant to open in Ridgefield at former Bernard's location

Mexican restaurant, La Casa Mania, opens in downtown Middletown

Grand opening for Scoopy's Ice Cream this weekend in Wallingford

Affordable Fabrics opens Waterford location at former furniture store

Thomaston Savings Bank opening 16th branch in New Britain

Wallingford resident opens Crazy Toast House restaurant in North Haven

Latin fusion restaurant Cibus to expand to Fairfield, adding to busy Post Road scene

Americold set to ramp-up operations this summer in Plainville, will hire locally

80-Room Hotel Approved in Pawcatuck

Greer Southern Table opens in Norwalk with familiar faces and dishes

Torrington to get second retail cannabis store

Amazon plans to hire 1,500 more workers in massive new Windsor warehouse

Rogers Orchards opens Long View Ciderhouse in Southington

Layoffs and Staff Reductions in Third Quarter 2023

Christmas Tree Shops has set the closing date for all of its remaining stores

CVS Health plans to cut thousands of corporate jobs nationally

Fairfield vegan restaurant The Stand will close later this month, owner posts

Security company with offices in Connecticut loses court contract, 63 jobs will be lost

Lego unveils Boston office, sets date for Connecticut exit after 50 years

The family-owned restaurant 50 West announced they are officially closing their doors

Rare and used book shop Nutmeg Books closes in Torrington after 46 years in business

Hurme TV and Appliance in Danielson closes after 75 years

Campbell Soup to close corporate office in Norwalk

Baked goods maker Pepperidge Farm plans to complete closing of Norwalk offices in 2025

Citizens Bank to close longtime Woodbridge branch in October

Hartford hardware store closes part of business amid flooding concerns

J.Carvers Restaurant in Wallingford plans to close by end of week

Jimmy's Deli in Norwalk closes doors after over 30 years as owner retires

Apple Cinema in Hartford closes after two years, hundreds of thousands in renovations

ESPN lays off 20 on-air talents including Jeff Van Gundy, Suzy Kolber

Wells Fargo to Close Three Connecticut Branches This Summer

Connecticut-based lab to close, lay off 32 as it consolidates in Massachusetts

Torrington-based EbLens to close all of its stores this summer, including 18 in CT

Smith & Wesson to close Connecticut factory, lay off 129 workers

CT officials hope to recover $5M loan as mattress maker Serta plans Windsor Locks closure

Norwalk restaurant Hoi An Pho and Grill set to close June 17

CT's Pasta Vita to close four locations in July

Meriden's Il Monticello banquet facility closing after 23 years

Alan's Cup n' Saucer closes after nearly 40 years in Meriden 

Jenny Craig shuts down, closing 7 CT locations

Subway closed 571 stores in 2022 but plans openings for this year

94-year-old Sanitary Cleaners to make way for Norwalk apartments: 'Heartbreaking'

Greenwich-based freight transporter XPO confirms job cuts

Stamford-based Pitney Bowes announces 'workforce reductions,' reports lower revenues & loss

Closure of Hughes Health & Rehabilitation  West Hartford partly due to a shift to home services

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