Christmas Lights on the Avenue

UAMS/UAMA extends its appreciation for the generosity of the following individuals and businesses that have financially contributed to the placement of Christmas lights on the Avenue. These donations are exceptionally meaningful considering the challenges that small businesses are currently experiencing due to COVID-19 concerns.

Header for Christmas lights contributorsts

Ace Wireless Boost Mobile Adem Barber & Salon Best Practice Home Care
Clara-Fying Love Coconut Café Corey’s Corner Barbershop
Councilwoman Shirley Surgeon Emily Wolfe Farm Land/Mobil Gas Station
GHHRC Jak’s Flooring Keith Tinker Realty & Insurance
Kure Rx Pharmacy Living Word Imprints Precious Ross-Ellis
Rainbow Variety Seashore Restaurant SMD Property Management
Temple Body Butter Terrace Café UAMS
UANRZ Uniforms & Stuff We Care Dental
Woodland Package Store

Members of the community have also asked us to convey their appreciation for your sponsorship of projects within the Upper Albany Community. Thank you!

Route 44 (Albany Avenue) Safety Improvements Project Update

The following data is taken from the Route 44 (Albany Avenue) Safety Improvements Project website that has been updated with new schedule content for the Week of November 23, 2020*.

Normal Work Hours: 7:00am – 5:00pm, Monday-Friday

  • Sidewalk reconstruction continues on the northeast corner of Albany Avenue and Vine Street and also on the southeast corner of Albany Avenue and Burton Street. Miscellaneous sidewalk work will occur in various locations throughout the project limits.
  • Street sign repair work is underway project wide.
  • No construction work will occur on November 26th and November 27th.
  • Traffic Impacts: Anticipate pedestrian detours during sidewalk related construction this week. Hartford Police will assist with traffic.

*weather permitting

Business access will be maintained. All travel lanes on Avenue will remain open before 9am and after 3pm; during other hours, partial lane closures may occur. Traffic will be maintained in both directions on Homestead Avenue and Westbourne Parkway.

Contact Kimberli Owens at (860)-263-8533 or email kimberli.owens@ct.gov.
Their website at http://www.albanyavenuehartfordproject.com for project updates!

 

Albany Avenue – Route 44 Safety Improvement Project Update

The following content is updated on the Route 44 (Albany Avenue) Safety Improvement Project website:

“Schedule: Week of November 16, 2020*

Normal Work Hours: 7:00am – 5:00pm, Monday-Friday

  • Fence installation continues throughout the project limits.
  • Installation of traffic signals and other electrical work continues at the intersection of Albany Avenue and Vine Street.
  • Sidewalk reconstruction will be completed near the Bravo Plaza entrance on Albany Avenue and also on the south side of Albany Avenue between Oakland Terrace and Woodland Street.
  • Parking lot striping is scheduled to occur overnight at the Albany Avenue intersections of Adams Street and Magnolia Street. 
  • Traffic Impacts: Anticipate pedestrian detours during sidewalk related construction this week.

*weather permitting 

Business access will be maintained. All travel lanes on Albany Avenue will remain open before 9am and after 3pm; during other hours, partial lane closures may occur. Traffic will be maintained in both directions on Homestead Avenue and Westbourne Parkway. Hartford Police will assist with traffic.

Questions or concerns? Contact Kimberli Owens at (860)-263-8533 or email kimberli.owens@ct.gov.

You may also visit their website at http://www.albanyavenuehartfordproject.com for project updates!”

Albany Avenue – Route 44 Safety Improvement Project

The Route 44 (Albany Avenue) Safety Improvements Project website has been updated with the following new schedule content:

Schedule: Week of October 5, 2020*

Normal Work Hours: 7:00am – 5:00pm, Monday-Friday
Hydroseeding and other landscaping will continue this week throughout the project limits.
 
Granite curb installation continues on the east side of Vine Street, near the Albany Avenue intersection.
 
Reconstruction of the southwest corner of Burton Street and Albany Avenue is underway this week.
 
Traffic Impacts: Anticipate lane closures and detours during construction operations on Vine Street and Burton Street. Minor traffic delays may occur in these areas.
 
*weather permitting
 
Business access will be maintained. All travel lanes on Albany will remain open before 9am and after 3pm; during other hours, partial lane closures may occur. Traffic will be maintained in both directions on Homestead and Westbourne. Hartford Police will assist with traffic.
 
Questions or concerns? Contact Kimberli Owens at (860)-263-8533 or email kimberli.owens@ct.gov.
 
You may also visit our website at http://www.albanyavenuehartfordproject.com for project updates!
 
For their latest project photos, visit http://www.albanyavenuehartfordproject.com/home/photos/.

Tizeda Spices in the Bravo Plaza

Check out Tizeda Spices in the Bravo Plaza at 1291 Albany Avenue, Hartford, CT. This newly opened business is centered on diverse product offerings by the owner, Tianna Smith. In addition to Tizeda’s natural, non-GMO spices, Tizeda also offers complementary goods and Western Union Money Transfer Services.   Stop in and see Tianna.  She will generously offer her recommendations on a delectable and easy recipe that is sure to exceed your expectations. Share the news with friends, family members, and acquaintances. Follow her on Facebook @oneshotinnapot or at https://www.facebook.com/oneshotinnapot/

Easy Steps to Plan Prepare and Manage Your Business

These 10 easy steps can help you plan, prepare and manage your business. Click on the links to learn more.

Step 1: Write a Business Plan

Use these tools and resources to create a business plan. This written guide will help you map out how you will start and run your business successfully.

Step 2: Get Business Assistance and Training

Take advantage of free training and counseling services, from preparing a business plan and securing financing, to expanding or relocating a business.

Step 3: Choose a Business Location

Get advice on how to select a customer-friendly location and comply with zoning laws.

Step 4: Finance Your Business

Find government backed loans, venture capital and research grants to help you get started.

Step 5: Determine the Legal Structure of Your Business

Decide which form of ownership is best for you: sole proprietorship, partnership, Limited Liability Company (LLC), corporation, S corporation, nonprofit or cooperative.

Step 6: Register a Business Name (“Doing Business As”)

Register your business name with your state government.

Step 7: Get a Tax Identification Number

Learn which tax identification number you’ll need to obtain from the IRS and your state revenue agency.

Step 8: Register for State and Local Taxes

Register with your state to obtain a tax identification number, workers’ compensation, unemployment and disability insurance.

Step 9: Obtain Business Licenses and Permits

Get a list of federal, state and local licenses and permits required for your business.

Step 10: Understand Employer Responsibilities

Learn the legal steps you need to take to hire employees.

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Route 44 (Albany Avenue) Improvements Project Update

Kimberli Owens reports the following:

The Route 44 (Albany Avenue) Safety Improvements Project website has been updated with the following new schedule content:

Schedule: Week of September 7, 2020.*

Normal Work Hours: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday | Nighttime Hours: 7:00 pm – 6:00 am, Wednesday-Friday

  • Nighttime line striping is scheduled to occur Wednesday night (9/9) and Thursday night (9/10) on Albany Avenue and portions of side streets between Oakland Terrace and Bedford Street.
  • Daytime paving of Deerfield Avenue and Sterling Street is scheduled for this week. Vine Street paving continues.
  • Installation of bike posts and benches is scheduled to begin this week.
  • Fence installation continues in various locations.

 Traffic Impacts: Expect lane closures, detours, and minor traffic delays during line striping and paving operations. Follow the posted signs on Albany Avenue and side streets for parking restrictions.

*weather permitting

 Business access will be maintained. All travel lanes on Albany will remain open before 9 am and after 3 pm; during other hours, partial lane closures may occur. Traffic will be maintained in both directions on Homestead and Westbourne. Hartford Police will assist with traffic.

Contact Kimberli Owens at (860)-263-8533 or email kimberli.owens@ct.gov with questions or concerns

You may also visit their website at http://www.albanyavenuehartfordproject.com for project updates!

City Bus Stuck in Route 44 Construction Zone

On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, city bus #46 was unable to continue its journey along Route 44 because it got stuck in the uneven road surface at the corner of Albany Avenue and Vine Street.  The Department of Transportation transferred passengers to an alternate bus so that they could continue to their individual destination.

City bus stuck due to Route 44 construction

North End Anti-Litter Campaign – August 21, 2020

Calling all Upper Albany business owners and residents to participate!

The Blue Hills Civic Association has collaborated with other agencies and launched an anti-litter campaign in the North End.  “Buy-In” from the Upper Albany Merchants is sought in terms of keeping the front of your establishments and its immediate locale clean. Upper Albany (Albany Avenue) is targeted for clean up on August 21, 2020, from 9 a.m. to noon.  Contact the BHCA organizers at (860) 833-4288  for further information.