Hamden 2020: The Year In Business

Vincent Salzo

HAMDEN, CT —2020 will certainly go down in the history books as one of the craziest, most unprecedented years in American history. The coronavirus pandemic changed everyone's daily lives, and had a particular effect on businesses, small and large.

There was a great deal of business news in Hamden in the past 12 months. While many dealt with the negative impacts of the pandemic, there were some inspirational stories as residents pursued their dreams despite all the obstacles put in their way.

Here are the top business stories from Hamden in 2020.

Hamden Man Launches New Fly-Fishing Business Amid Coronavirus

After suffering personal & financial losses during the coronavirus pandemic, Paul McConnell turned to his passion to help weather the storm.>>>Read More.

Popular Pub Closes In Hamden

The owners announced the pub is closing its doors for good after 14 years in business.>>>Read More.

Unique Hamden Kids’ Hair Salon Needs Help Amid Pandemic

From first haircuts to birthday parties, the owners of Trixie’s Cuts For Kids in Hamden are hoping to be around for many more memories.>>>Read More.

Hop Knot Closes Abruptly In Hamden

The craft beer and gourmet pretzel bar closed just months after opening in Hamden.>>>Read More.

Hamden Among Crab Du Jour Restaurant Spots Planned For CT

The Crab Du Jour restaurant chain is expanding its presence in Connecticut, including Hamden.>>>Read More.

Webster Bank Closing Location In Hamden

Webster Bank is closing 16 locations, including a branch in Hamden.>>>Read More.

Hamden Café’s Liquor License Suspended For ‘Superspreader Event’

Connecticut health officials said about 180 people were found packed inside the café.>>>Read More.

Lounge’s Liquor License Suspended Over COVID Violations In Hamden

Gov. Ned Lamont praised the suspension after about 500 people were found at the lounge and weren’t wearing masks or social distancing.>>>Read More.

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This article originally appeared on the Hamden Patch