Readers' picks: Top business stories of 2018
Openings and closings changed up the business landscape of southwestern Connecticut. in 2018.
Click through the slideshow to see the top business stories of the year.
The closing of a waterfront restaurant in Stratford shocked the community in September. Customers and employees arrived to longtime waterfront staple Marnick's Restaurant and found it closed for business one Monday. Town officials confirmed that the Stratford restaurant, which has been serving customers at 10 Washington Parkway for decades, has been sold following an extended search for a buyer.
"I'm excited it's sold, and I'm anxious to see who moves in there," said Mary Dean, director of economic development for Stratford.
A vital part of Stratford's Lordship neighborhood since 1956, Marnick's Restaurant and Motel was originally purchased by Marge and Nick Quattone. The business grew from a lunch shop to a full-scale restaurant and motel, with three generations of the Quattrone family eventually running the establishment.
But as some businesses go, others come in.
Connecticut's vibrant restaurant scene got a few new spots this spring. Our friends at Connecticut Magazine selected nine restaurants that a created a buzz among food and drink lovers all across the state, including Porrón & Piña from James Beard nominated Chef Tyler Anderson.
Additional reporting by Jordan Grice.