40+ CT businesses that opened in 2022
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From left, chef Bion “BG” Green, founder and owner Har’rell Chisolm and franchisee Darrell Tyson gather at the new The Sleeping Potato at The SoNo Collection in Norwalk, Conn. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022.
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2 of6 Peter Averill (left), owner of The Juice Co, with his sister, Hannah, photographed at the business on Main Street in Branford on June 9, 2022. Arnold Gold/Hearst Connecticut Media Show More Show Less 3 of6
4 of6 Moviegoers line up for tickets and refreshments on the reopening day for Madison Cinemas, formerly Madison Art Cinemas, on Main Street in Madison on January 28, 2022. Arnold Gold/Hearst Connecticut Media Show More Show Less
5 of6 Michinobu Yasumoto, president and CEO of J. Press parent company, Onward Holdings, center, cuts the ribbon for the 120th anniversary of J. Press and the grand opening of the flagship men's clothier at 262 Elm Street in New Haven on October 13, 2022. Holding the ribbon from left are Alder Alex Guzhnay, Lauren Zucker, associate vice president and director of New Haven Affairs at Yale and director of University Properties, Richard Press, former president and grandson of founder Jacobi Press, Jun Murakami, president and CEO of J. Press, and Robert Squillaro, chief merchandising officer for J. Press. The two-story retail location includes a full-service tailor shop, administrative offices and an e-commerce distribution center. Arnold Gold/Hearst Connecticut Media Show More Show Less
Although many Connecticut
businesses said goodbye in 2022, more restaurants, venues and shops opened their doors this past year. The openings follow a year of recovery for Connecticut's businesses sector, as the state saw a 20% increase in business registrations in 2021, according to CT Data Collaborative. The average annual growth increase in the previous decade was 5%.
More stores and restaurants are
expected to open in 2023, especially with Gov. Lamont investing more into small business growth.