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Connecticut Senate approves 13-month extension of restaurant outdoor dining measure

The governor's executive order was set to expire on March 31.

Omicron fears create new havoc for Connecticut restaurants

80% say their restaurants are less profitable now versus pre-pandemic era.

Restaurant industry facing winter of discontent – again

“I’m telling restaurateurs that their job is still survival,” Connecticut Restaurant Association President and CEO Scott Dolch says. “The next six months are going to be critical."

Survey: Restaurant sector still hurting from pandemic

The Delta variant dampened indoor dining at 88% of restaurants in the state, according to the report.

Westport’s Bill Taibe wins 2021 Restaurateur of the Year award

Norwalk's Match Restaurant was inducted into the Connecticut Hospitality Hall of Fame.

Tough future for CT restaurants as winter months loom

"The harsh reality is that it’s getting harder trying to balance rising costs” with revenue, says Connecticut Restaurant Association Executive Director Scott Dolch.

Commercial real estate boom: Too much demand, not enough supply

Health and fitness clubs, groceries -- and even a few restaurants -- are opening even in the face of the Delta variant.

CT business groups, GOP leaders unite in opposition to proposed $50M...

“Instead of adding on more taxes, lawmakers should instead look towards policies that will help local businesses thrive," said CBIA President and CEO Chris DiPentima.

SBA’s restaurant fund applications open on May 3; Free drinks for...

The #CTDrinksOnUs campaign features participating Connecticut restaurants offering a complimentary drink to vaccinated patrons who order food.

Even with more federal money and proposed legislation, restaurants still hungry...

According to the latest data, about 98,000 employees are back to working in Connecticut's hospitality sector – something that usually employs around 150,000.

44 CT employer groups join to protest state-proposed workplace mandates

The bills “increase costs for small businesses, create barriers to job growth ... and unnecessarily hamper Connecticut’s economic recovery,” according to the organizations.

Latest easing of Covid restrictions: Reopening of bars, elimination of most...

“We’re going to be outside on May 1, and outside gives us some confidence a little like last year," Gov. Ned Lamont said. 

Business groups urge CT to use fed funds to address $700M-plus...

Employers currently are solely responsible for repaying the $700 million that the state borrowed from the federal government to pay pandemic-related unemployment compensation benefits. With interest, they said, that sum could rise to $1 billion.

CT Senate unanimously passes bill easing outdoor dining rules

The bill allows cities and towns to loosen zoning rules and other regulations to help restaurants through March 31, 2022.

Small businesses (finally) seeing sunny skies ahead

“We started about a year and a half ago,” Demetrius Glover, owner of wellness and community-building event company SolHaus in Stamford, said, “so with Covid, doing meditation and live entertainment at company events became difficult.”