CT Eatery Announces Indefinite Closure Due To 'Unfortunate Circumstances' CT Eatery Announces Indefinite Closure Due To 'Unfortunate Circumstances'
CT Eatery Announces Indefinite Closure Due To 'Unfortunate Circumstances' A Connecticut eatery has suddenly announced it will be closed for the foreseeable future.  Litchfield County's Cravings Cafe & Grill, located in Torrington at 9 Migeon Ave., announced on Thursday, Feb. 29 that it would be closed "until further notice."  In a social media post, the restaurant's owners did not give any specific reasons for the sudden closure but said it was due to "unfortunate circumstances."  "We sincerely appreciate all your support that you have given us," the owners wrote on social media. The eatery, which opened in May 2023, served bagels, breakfast …
Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled
Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A announced it is recalling one of its most popular dipping sauce cups and advising customers to toss them in the trash due to the possible presence of undeclared allergens.  According to a notification posted on the eatery's website, anyone who took home Polynesian Sauce cups between Wednesday, Feb. 14 and Tuesday, Feb. 27 should discard them because they may, in fact, contain a different product that contains wheat and soy. The eatery did not disclose whether there have been any reports of adverse reactions from customers consuming the mixed-up product. Any…
Poisoning Hazard Leads To Recall Of 102,000 Bottles Of Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash Poisoning Hazard Leads To Recall Of 102,000 Bottles Of Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash
Poisoning Hazard Leads To Recall Of 102,000 Bottles Of Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash More than 100,000 bottles of hydrogen peroxide mouthwash are being recalled due to a poisoning hazard. Heritage Store issued the recall for two of its products sold at health food stores and online from October 2010 to December 2023  The recalled mouthwash contains ethanol in a concentration that must be in child-resistant packaging, as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA), according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The packaging of the products is not child-resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children, t…
Recall Issued For Multiple Eye Ointment Brands Due To Possible Risk Of Infection Recall Issued For Multiple Eye Ointment Brands Due To Possible Risk Of Infection
Recall Issued For Multiple Eye Ointment Brands Due To Possible Risk Of Infection A recall has been issued for multiple brands of eye ointment products due to the "lack of sterility assurance at the facility" of the manufacturer during an inspection conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). "For those patients who use these products, there is a potential risk of eye infections or related harm," the FDA said. "These products are intended to be sterile. Ophthalmic drug products pose a potentially heightened risk of harm to users because drugs applied to the eyes bypass some of the body’s natural defenses."  Brassica Pharma Pvt. Ltd. is voluntarily recalling…
Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands
Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands Macy's plans to close about 30 percent of its remaining stores over the next three years. The 150 closures will be at underperforming locations, with 50 planned for this year, the retailer announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27, unveiling what it is calling "A Bold New Chapter" strategy designed to return Macy’s profitability.  "It challenges the status quo to create a more modern Macy’s, Inc.," Tony Spring, chief executive officer of the company said in a statement. "We are making the necessary moves to reinvigorate relationships with our customers through improved shopping experiences, releva…
Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: CPSC Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: CPSC
Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: Cpsc Multiple biometric gun safes are being recalled nationwide due to locks that can fail and allow access to unauthorized users, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced.  On Thursday, Feb. 22, the agency issued a series of recall alerts regarding four safes that are subject to the recall due to the faulty locks.  Products subject to the recall:  Awesafe Biometric Gun Safes Awesafe Biometric Gun Safes CPSC MouTec brand Biometric Firearm Safes MouTec brand Biometric Firearm Safes CPSC Machir Biometric Personal Safes Machir Biometric Personal Safe…
Company In Fairfield County To Close, 71 Employees To Lose Jobs Company In Fairfield County To Close, 71 Employees To Lose Jobs
Company In Fairfield County To Close, 71 Employees To Lose Jobs A company is closing its Fairfield County plant causing 71 employees to lose their jobs. Cascades Containerboard Packaging in Newtown said in a letter to the First Selectman Jeffery Capeci, its intent to permanently close its manufacturing facility located at 1 Edmond Road, between April 12 and April 26. "We have advised the employees that the layoff will be progressive between the above two dates," the company said. "We have also advised that this action is expected to be permanent." The company said employees will not be offered positions in other plants as the m…
Nationwide Recall Issued For Meat Products Due To Possible Contamination Nationwide Recall Issued For Meat Products Due To Possible Contamination
Nationwide Recall Issued For Meat Products Due To Possible Contamination A  nationwide recall has been issued for a brand of meat products. Fratelli Beretta USA, Inc., based in Mount Olive, NJ, says the undetermined amount of ready-to-eat (RTE) meat charcuterie products containing Coppa may be under-processed, which may have resulted in possible contamination with foodborne pathogens. The recall was announced by the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The Coppa products have various best-by-dates.  Coppa, a dry-cured capicola, is a boneless pork shoulder product that is dry-cured. Click here to view product…
First Union Cannabis Dispensary Contract Ratified By Workers In CT: 'Big Step' First Union Cannabis Dispensary Contract Ratified By Workers In CT: 'Big Step'
First Union Cannabis Dispensary Contract Ratified By Workers In CT: 'Big Step' Workers at a Connecticut cannabis dispensary have ratified the first union contract for such a business in the state.  Employees at Zen Leaf Dispensary in New Haven County, located at 237 East Aurora St. in Waterbury, voted unanimously to ratify their union contract, the first such agreement in the state, UFCW Local 19 announced on Friday, Feb. 9.  The three-year agreement covers all dispensary technicians, leads, and pharmacists, and will bring "significant" wage increases, lead pay, increased holiday pay, more predictive scheduling, more paid time off, and increased retirement a…
New Restaurant Holds Soft Opening In CT: 'We're Thrilled To Welcome You' New Restaurant Holds Soft Opening In CT: 'We're Thrilled To Welcome You'
New Restaurant Holds Soft Opening In CT: 'We're Thrilled To Welcome You' If you're feeling some Chinese food or sushi, a newly transformed eatery in Connecticut that just held a soft opening may be the perfect spot to try.  Middlesex County's Yu's Fusion, located in Middletown at 220 Main St., held a soft opening on Tuesday, Feb. 6, the eatery announced on social media. The new restaurant opened at the former site of Juicy Cajun Seafood and serves a wide variety of Asian-inspired cuisines. This includes entrees like General Tso's Chicken, sesame chicken, and tofu served with mixed vegetables or Thai basil sauce; plenty of noodle options like Pad Thai, …
Dole Recalls Salads Sold In 25 States, Including CT, Due To Possible Listeria Contamination Dole Recalls Salads Sold In 25 States, Including CT, Due To Possible Listeria Contamination
Dole Recalls Salads Sold In 25 States, Including CT, Due To Possible Listeria Contamination A recall has been issued for several Dole Fresh Vegetables salad kits due to possible Listeria contamination. Dole says the kits were processed on the same line as cheeses produced by Rizo-López Foods, which recalled a line of its dairy products, including cheeses. Related story - Deadly Cheeses Prompt Massive Recall Nationwide: CDC, FDA, USDA "This recall notification is being issued due to the potential for cross-contamination of cheese contained in certain master packs by cheese potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes from our packaged cheese supplier," Dole sai…
Popular Northern Westchester Restaurant Featured On Michelin Guide To Reopen Under New Name Popular Northern Westchester Restaurant Featured On Michelin Guide To Reopen Under New Name
Popular Northern Westchester Restaurant Featured On Michelin Guide To Reopen Under New Name A popular restaurant in Northern Westchester featured on the prestigious Michelin Guide has announced that it will be closing and reopening under a new name.  La Crémaillère, located in Bedford at 46 Bedford-Banksville Rd., announced that it will be closing for repairs and renovations before reopening as Le Poisson, according to the business's website. The new eatery will be led by Chef Thomas Burke and will be a "seafood forward, fine dining" French restaurant, the business's owners said.  "We will feature only the finest quality seafood, a great wine list, and our classic …
CT Steakhouse Announces Upcoming Closure: Here's When CT Steakhouse Announces Upcoming Closure: Here's When
CT Steakhouse Announces Upcoming Closure: Here's When A Connecticut steakhouse that has been the site of countless memories for many patrons over the years has announced its upcoming closure.  Litchfield County's Chute Gates Steakhouse, located in the village of Terryville at 372 Main St. (Route 6), announced that it would close for the last time on Sunday, Feb. 18.  In a post on social media, the Western-themed restaurant's owners did not give a reason for the closure but took the chance to thank everyone who visited the eatery.  "We would like to thank all of our customers for their support along with any continued support up…
Honda Recalling 750K+ Vehicles Nationwide Due To Faulty Air Bag Concerns Honda Recalling 750K+ Vehicles Nationwide Due To Faulty Air Bag Concerns
Honda Recalling 750K+ Vehicles Nationwide Due To Faulty Air Bag Concerns More than three-quarters of a million Honda and Acura vehicles are being recalled due to potentially faulty air bags that could cause them to deploy unexpectedly. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that the motor vehicle giant is recalling upwards of 750,000 cars, SUVs, minivans, and pick-up trucks due to the malfunctioning air bags, which could pose a safety hazard, the agency says. Recalled models include Honda Civic, Accord, CR-V, Fit, HR-V, Insight, Odyssey, Pilot, Passport, Ridgeline vehicles, as well as the Acura MDX, RDX and TLX that were produc…
Fairfield County Commercial Market Ends Year On 'Generally' Positive Note, Report Says Fairfield County Commercial Market Ends Year On 'Generally' Positive Note, Report Says
Fairfield County Commercial Market Ends Year On 'Generally' Positive Note, Report Says A new report shows that the Fairfield County commercial market ended the year in a good place. Bolstered by the Greenwich office and retail markets, the Fairfield County commercial market completed 2023 on "a generally positive note," according to the Houlihan Lawrence Fairfield Commercial Market report released on Tuesday, Feb. 6. According to the report, Greenwich retail rental rates ended 2023 at the best levels ever seen in late Spring. Greenwich office occupancy and lease rates remained remarkably stable over the second half of 2023.  However, the greater…
Stew Leonard's Recalls Several Chicken Products Stew Leonard's Recalls Several Chicken Products
Stew Leonard's Recalls Several Chicken Products Supermarket chain Stew Leonard’s has recalled several of its chicken products. The company said the voluntary recall was issued because the chicken salad and sliced chicken items may contain undeclared milk.  The products were sold in Stew Leonard’s deli department between August 2022 and Monday, Jan. 29, 2024. The products are: Sliced and Shaved Chicken Sliced and Shaved Buffalo Chicken Chicken Salad Chicken Salad Sub Sandwich Buffalo Chicken Salad Boom Boom Chicken Salad Cape Cod Chicken Salad  Lite Chicken Salad  The products were sold at Stew Leonard’s seven loca…
CT Restaurant Closes After Owners Purchase Another Eatery: 'Come Visit Soon' CT Restaurant Closes After Owners Purchase Another Eatery: 'Come Visit Soon'
CT Restaurant Closes After Owners Purchase Another Eatery: 'Come Visit Soon' A popular breakfast and lunch spot in Connecticut has announced its sudden closure following the owner's purchase of another restaurant.  Main Street Eats, located in the Litchfield County town of Watertown at 651 Main St., announced in a social media post on Wednesday, Jan. 31 that it would be closing up shop effective on Thursday, Feb. 1.  In the same announcement, the owners also revealed they would be moving operations to another eatery called Top O' the Mornin', located in the New Haven County city of Waterbury at 2740 South Main St. The eatery's owners expressed a mixture o…
Quaker Oats Expands Recall Of Cereals, Bars, Snacks Due To Salmonella Threat: Here's Latest Quaker Oats Expands Recall Of Cereals, Bars, Snacks Due To Salmonella Threat: Here's Latest
Quaker Oats Expands Recall Of Cereals, Bars, Snacks Due To Salmonella Threat: Here's Latest The Quaker Oats Company has added a new product to a recall for some of its cereals, bars, and snacks because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The products were sold in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico. The initial recall, announced in mid-December, was first expanded in early January to include additional products. The latest item was added to the recall list on Wednesday, Jan. 31 -- a granola bar with Best Before dates of Feb. 10 or Feb. 11, 2024 that was discontinued in September 2023. "Consumers should check their pantries and dispose of the product," Quaker O…
Supplements Sold Nationwide Being Recalled Due To Presence Of 'Gas Station Heroin' In Products Supplements Sold Nationwide Being Recalled Due To Presence Of 'Gas Station Heroin' In Products
Supplements Sold Nationwide Being Recalled Due To Presence Of 'Gas Station Heroin' In Products Federal Health officials are cautioning consumers to avoid certain products that may contain an ingredient known as "gas station heroin."  Neptune Resources LLC announced a voluntary recall of all lots of "Neptune's Fix Elixir," "Neptune's Fix Extra Strength Elixir," and Neptune's Fix Tablets due to the possible presence of tianeptine, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. Tianeptine, which has been called "gas station heroin" by some, is not FDA-approved for any medical use, and its presence in the products prompted the nationwide recall. "The presence of tianepti…
Popular Hot Chicken Eatery Chain To Open New CT Locations, Including In Fairfield County Popular Hot Chicken Eatery Chain To Open New CT Locations, Including In Fairfield County
Popular Hot Chicken Eatery Chain To Open New CT Locations, Including In Fairfield County Fans of crispy hot fried chicken will want to look out for two upcoming restaurants that will soon be opening up in Connecticut.  Haven Hot Chicken, a franchise known for its Nashville Hot Chicken that already has several locations in the state, will be opening two new locations in Fairfield and the New Haven County town of Oxford in Spring 2024.  The new restaurants, once open, will serve the chain's signature menu of crispy fried chicken in addition to vegetarian options. All menu items range in spice from "Country," or not spicy, to "Haven," or extremely spicy.  Both…
Well-Loved CT Eatery Announces Upcoming Closure: 'We Will Now Turn Page' Well-Loved CT Eatery Announces Upcoming Closure: 'We Will Now Turn Page'
Well-Loved CT Eatery Announces Upcoming Closure: 'We Will Now Turn Page' A beloved Connecticut restaurant has announced that it will soon be closing permanently. J Restaurant | Bar, located in Hartford at 297 Washington St., announced in a social media post on Monday, Jan. 29 that it has started planning its upcoming closure.  According to the owner, the property was sold to LAZ Parking as of Thursday, Jan. 25. However, the owner still holds a one-year lease on the property and has not yet determined an official closing date.  "We have numerous options to consider, and are still in the planning stages of what will make the most sense for the future," …
CT Eatery Announces Closure After 13 Years: 'Time To Downsize' CT Eatery Announces Closure After 13 Years: 'Time To Downsize'
CT Eatery Announces Closure After 13 Years: 'Time To Downsize' A burger joint in Connecticut that has been around for more than a decade will soon be calling it quits.  New Haven County's brgrKo, located in Hamden at 3000 Whitney Ave., announced on Thursday, Jan. 25 that it would be closing in the coming weeks, according to an Instagram post from the owners.  The owners wrote that they decided they wanted to focus on their other venture, Mikro Depot, also located in Hamden at 0 Depot Ave.  "After almost 13 years in this space, it will be a difficult transition, but both my wife and I feel it is time to downsize and focus on Mikro D…
New Stamford Restaurant Serves Up American Classics With A Twist New Stamford Restaurant Serves Up American Classics With A Twist
New Stamford Restaurant Serves Up American Classics With A Twist If you're feeling adventurous and looking for a spot to dine that offers American classics, but with a twist, then you'll want to head to Americano in Fairfield County. The third child of the owners of uber-popular Kouzina Greek Taverna -- recently featured on Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives," --  and Tomato Tomato restaurants launched their latest Stamford eatery in December to a soft opening but were immediately busy. Touted on the restaurant's website as a "throwback" to the "Golden Age," with its romantic decor, Americano is quickly becoming a five-star favori…
Ford Recalling Nearly 2 Million Explorers Due To Faulty Trim-Retention Clips Ford Recalling Nearly 2 Million Explorers Due To Faulty Trim-Retention Clips
Ford Recalling Nearly 2 Million Explorers Due To Faulty Trim-Retention Clips Nearly two million popular Ford SUVs are being recalled due to the possibility a piece of trim could fly off the vehicles and create havoc for other drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced this week that Ford is recalling 1,889,110 Explorer vehicles that were produced between 2011 and 2019. It impacts an estimated 5 percent of Explorers that were produced during that stretch. Documents posted this week by the NHTSA state that a detached piece of trim that covers the roof support near the windshield could potentially fall off the vehicles due to retenti…
New Info On Pair Of Brands Released After Massive Nationwide Eye Drop Recall New Info On Pair Of Brands Released After Massive Nationwide Eye Drop Recall
New Info On Pair Of Brands Released After Massive Nationwide Eye Drop Recall A nationwide recall of more than two dozen eye drop products has just been amended. The original recall was announced this past November for 27 drops distributed to wholesalers and retailers by Velocity Pharma LLC. The recall was issued due to potential safety concerns after Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigators found insanitary conditions. In a new announcement, the company said product details on two of the brands sold at outlets including Rite Aid have been corrected. The two drops and the changes are: Lubricant Gel Drops, 15 ml., Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium Ey…
Panera Bread Closes At Trumbull Mall Panera Bread Closes At Trumbull Mall
Panera Bread Closes At Trumbull Mall A favorite food chain for many, especially for soup on a cold day, has closed one of its Connecticut locations. Panera Bread at the Trumbull Mall in Trumbull, closed on Tuesday, Jan. 9. "Unfortunately, Panera Bread did close last week, January 9," said mall management. "They had been a part of the Trumbull community since 2010, and we are certainly disappointed that they've made the decision to exit." Panera, who did not respond to requests for information regarding the closure, has stayed busy most of the time. "We're optimistic, however, about the potential for the space and look forwar…
Well-Loved CT Restaurant Announces Closure: 'We Will Miss You' Well-Loved CT Restaurant Announces Closure: 'We Will Miss You'
Well-Loved CT Restaurant Announces Closure: 'We Will Miss You' A popular Italian eatery in Connecticut has announced that it will soon be closing for good.  Lena's Italian Kitchen, located in Hartford County at 206 West Center St. (Route 502) in Manchester, announced on social media that it would be open for its last day of business on Saturday, Jan. 20.  The owners, who ran the restaurant for a decade after taking it over from the past managers, cited medical reasons as the explanation for the closure.  "Our family has thoroughly enjoyed serving our customers and making many new friends in the community over the last 10 years," the own…
Millions Of Plastic Furniture Anchor Kits Recalled Due To Entrapment Hazard For Children Millions Of Plastic Furniture Anchor Kits Recalled Due To Entrapment Hazard For Children
Millions Of Plastic Furniture Anchor Kits Recalled Due To Entrapment Hazard For Children A massive recall of furniture tip kits and tip restraints sold across the country since 2019 are being recalled due to possible entrapment hazards to children, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced. New Age Industries is recalling millions of products that feature plastic zip ties that can become brittle or break, potentially allowing a clothing storage unit believed to be anchored to the wall to detach, creating the potential for serious injuries or death to children. There have been two reports of New Age tip kits breaking, though no injuries have been reported as of …
Xfinity Rate Hikes For TV, Broadband Take Effect Xfinity Rate Hikes For TV, Broadband Take Effect
Xfinity Rate Hikes For TV, Broadband Take Effect Customers of Xfinity TV and broadband across the Northeast will likely see rate increases take effect on their next upcoming bill.  The price hikes are likely to show up on customers' bills in January, parent company Comcast announced on its website.  The company attributed "rising costs from our entertainment partners, as well as the investments we make to bring you the most reliable experience," for the rate increases.  According to a report by PCMag, broadband-only subscribers are likely to see a $3 increase in most markets, and TV subscribers will see rates vary more.&nb…
Gunshot, Bottles Thrown: Owner Charged After Brawl At Fairfield County Business Gunshot, Bottles Thrown: Owner Charged After Brawl At Fairfield County Business
Gunshot, Bottles Thrown: Owner Charged After Brawl At Fairfield County Business A Connecticut business owner is facing charges over what police allegedly found following a brawl between customers at his establishment. Multiple agencies in Fairfield County were called to Bridgeport’s Hollywood Hookah on Main Street early Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023 after patrol officers heard a gunshot and saw a muzzle flash from a group outside. As police were arriving, they saw several people fighting on the street and inside the business, according to Bridgeport Police. Inside, some of those involved threw bottles across the room. The scene drew every Bridgeport officer who was on duty at…
Quaker Expands Nationwide Recall For Cereals, Bars, Snacks Due To Salmonella Threat Quaker Expands Nationwide Recall For Cereals, Bars, Snacks Due To Salmonella Threat
Quaker Expands Nationwide Recall For Cereals, Bars, Snacks Due To Salmonella Threat The Quaker Oats Company has expanded a recall for some of its cereals, bars, and snacks because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella it announced on Thursday, Jan. 11. The products were sold in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico. The view the full list of recalled products, including their best-by dates, check this link from Quaker Oats. Consumers should check their pantries for any of the products and dispose of them, the company said. Those who purchased any of the products can contact Quaker Consumer Relations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday …