Stratford 2020: The Year In Business

Anna Bybee-Schier

STRATFORD, 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 Stratford in the past 12 months. Many of the stories were good, others not so much. Still others were inspirational, as residents pursued their dreams despite all the obstacles put in their way.

Here are the top business stories from Stratford in 2020.

Corner Market Opens In Stratford

The new business in Stratford's Lordship neighborhood offers a deli, general store and ice cream shop.>>>Read more.

Chipotle Opens Stratford Location

The chain's new Stratford location includes a drive-thru lane that allows for service with minimal contact.>>>Read more.

MA Brewery To Open First CT Facility In Stratford

The independent craft brewery distributes beer across Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Maine and New Hampshire.>>>Read more.

Stratford Gymnastics School Closing After Nearly 50 Years

"Our memories of the gym, including staff, and generations of families, will always be in our thoughts and hearts," the business said.>>>Read more.

Hundreds Of Layoffs Expected As Stratford Plant Closes

Terminations related to the closure are expected to begin in September and end in March.>>>Read more.

Surfside Hotel Prepares To Open In Stratford

The hotel planned for the former Marnick's location could be open by the end of the month.>>>Read more.

New Stratford Pizzeria Reopens After Coronavirus Forced Closure

ZA Pizza originally opened in February, but quickly closed as the coronavirus pandemic spread.>>>Read more.

Stratford Company Creates Hand-Washing Timer For Workplaces

The product was fast-tracked in record time to help ensure safety in light of the coronavirus.>>>Read more.

Stratford Company To Invest Over $1 Million In Local Factory

Stratford-based Kitchen Brains is investing in new manufacturing equipment, products, technologies and analytics.>>>Read more.

'Mass Layoff' At Enterprise In Stratford

Nearly 80 employees are expected to lose their jobs at the car rental giant's Stratford location.>>>Read more.

Stratford Amazon Facility To Open In May, Create Over 100 Jobs

The company has also announced hiring events throughout the month for its Stratford location.>>>Read more.

New Restaurant House Of Pho To Open In Stratford

The Vietnamese restaurant will open next week in Stratford.>>>Read more.

Food Network Names The Best Deli In CT

Everyone loves a delicious sandwich. Here's the best place to get one in Connecticut.>>>Read more.

This article originally appeared on the Stratford Patch