Hartford Business Journal

July 27, 2015

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G R E AT E R H A R T F O R D ' S B U S I N E S S N E W S w w w. H a r t f o rd B u s i n e s s . c o m For more B2B news visit JULY 27, 2015 Volume 23, Number 35 $3.00 Subscribe online GreenGuide C O N N E C T I C U T Reach decision-makers in the Green business community. Look for the Fall and Winter 2015 editions, publishing in August and October. Index ■ Reporter's Notebook: PG. 5 ■ Week in Review: PG. 6 ■ Focus: PG. 8 ■ The List: PGS. 9, 10 ■ Deal Watch: PG. 14 ■ Opinion & Commentary: PG. 20 FOCUS: HOSPITALITY Historic Inn Facelift The former Avon Old Farms Inn has new owners who have pledged a major capital investment in the historic wedding and event venue. PG. 8 Art Space Find out how one downtown Hartford office building is using an art gallery as unique amenity to please and attract tenants. PG. 3 Bullish on Biotech Connecticut's biotech industry continues to attract the most venture capital in the state. PG. 5 UNAMI SILVER S Connecticut's Growing number of CT industries cater to older residents' needs I n this final summer installment of HBJ's series, "Connecticut's Silver Tsunami," reporter John Stearns takes an in-depth look at companies and entrepreneurs who are finding significant business opportunities providing care and other services to older residents. As 247,000 Connecticut residents move into the 65-plus age group in the next 15 years, myriad industries stand to benefit. Find out how a diverse group of businesses plan to cater to the needs of aging Baby Boomers. PG. 12 Aging Opportunities Amenities are magnets for Hartford's newest apts. By Gregory Seay gseay@HartfordBusiness.com S ince the converted 179 Allyn St. apart- ments downtown reopened in June, new- comers have wasted little time taking advantage of two of the building's tenant ame- nities — the resident lounge and fitness room. Located on the second floor, the carpeted lounge, with large, flat-screen TV, sofa and upholstered chairs, small refrigerator and a coffeemaker has become a gathering place for some residents who have formed a book club. Another group uses the space for the- atrical readings and rehearsals, said Massa- chusetts landlord Roberto Arista. Next door, a mirrored fitness room equipped with several treadmills and a weight rack is available to 179 Allyn's more health- and image-conscious residents. Continued on page 16 Paul Finney's October Kitchen delivers healthy food to customers who primarily include senior citizens. First-floor gym with a basketball halfcourt is among the many amenities at Spectra Boutique Apartments on downtown Hartford's Constitution Plaza. P H O T O S | C O N T R I B U T E D H B J P H O T O | J O H N S T E A R N S

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