Meet the Suburbanites Investing in Your Capital City

It is not every day news of the opening of a grocery store makes headlines, makes the television news, or even Face the State, but this store is different.

Since 1950, Hartford’s population has shrunk by more than 50,000 people.   Back in the late 1990s, the state launched an effort to reverse that disturbing trend, and laid out a vision for revitalizing its capital city.    The foundation of the  Six Pillars program was massive state investment, that would spur private investment.   One of the smaller goals of the that vision was a downtown market .   Now in 2011, it is becoming reality.  

Ryan and Kelleanne Jones of Wethersfield are opening “the Market at Hartford 21,”  on the bottom floor of the city’s newest skyscraper.   It is expected to be a vital cog in the renaissance of Hartford.

On this Sunday’s Face the State, you’ll meet the Joneses, and learn  why they invested in the city.    Tune in this Sunday at 11AM.

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  1. I am so proud to be part of the team at The Market at Hartford 21. The tremendous support and energy we receive from the city on a daily basis is truly amazing! We have been so fortunate to meet so many great downtown residents who we look forward to serving for many years to come. Hartford is a spectacular community, which is growing everyday and we feel honored to be a part of it.


  2. What a wonderful job these two beautiful people did on this interview…I’m so proud of the accomplishments they have made in their lives together…Can’t wait to visit the Market and to have dinner again at The Mill at 2T…Luck to both of you.


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