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.