Mohegan Sun to open New Belgium Taproom

The 74-seat New Belgium Taproom will feature 12 draft lines serving a rotating array of sour and seasonal beer.

New York-style pizza comes to New London

Kelly Ruiz, co-owner of Napolitano's Pizza on Bank Street in New London, works behind the counter last week. (Lee Howard/The Day)

Husband-and-wife team Kelly and Victor Ruiz are looking to bring real New York-style pizza and affordable Italian cuisine to downtown with the opening last month of Napolitano's Pizza.

Local metro area ranked 310 out of 388 for job growth over year

According to new data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Norwich-New London-Westerly metro area saw a 0.5 percent increase in nonfarm payroll enrollment from June 2016 to June 2017, an increase of 600 jobs.

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At Groton salon and spa, owner brings Buddhist beliefs to detailed decor

Kyla Adams, owner of Home Salon and Spa located at 391 Long Hill Road in Groton, styles the hair of patron Lind DeRose of Gales Ferry on Thursday, August 3, 2017. (Tim Martin/The Day)

Home Salon and Spa opened on Route 184 a decade ago and then spent eight years next to Gabrieles Martial Arts on Poquonnock Road. Adams purchased the building at 391 Long Hill Road last summer and reopened Home Salon and Spa there on Christmas Eve.

Dance Country hopes to bring line dancing, Jazzercise to wide audience in Gales Ferry

Co-owner Lisa Mazzaro, center, leads a line dancing class Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at her new Dance Country business located in Gales Ferry. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Dance Country, a new dance studio featuring line dancing, opened on Saturday in Gales Ferry and features a 1,500-square-foot floating wooden dance floor.

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With Uber in turmoil, Lyft's ridership surpasses all of 2016

FILE - In this March 31, 2016, a Lyft ride-hailing service logo is displayed on a vehicle at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Ride-hailing service Lyft carried more passengers through June 2017 than it did in all of 2016 as it capitalized on missteps at Uber. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Ride-hailing service Lyft carried more passengers through June this year than it did in all of last year as it benefited from rival Uber's missteps

As McDonald's works on transforming, $1 sodas boost US sales

FILE - This Monday, April 24, 2017, file photo shows a McDonald's restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh. McDonald's Corp. reports earnings, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

McDonald's says $1 sodas and new line of premium burgers help boost US sales

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