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Here are the Connecticut businesses that are reopening

This article houses a list of business in CT that have reopened following closures due to COVID-19. It is not comprehensive. It will be updated.
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HARTFORD, Conn. — Many Connecticut businesses that closed during the coronavirus outbreak are preparing plans to reopen under the state's guidelines.

Gov. Lamont and state’s Reopen Task Force said the decline in hospitalizations and an increase in testing and contact tracing, puts Connecticut in a position to reopen while maintaining social distancing measures.

RELATED: Gov. Lamont reveals 7 criteria for first phase of Connecticut’s reopening plan

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We will include a running list of businesses reopening as they come in to our form.

Credit: State of Connecticut

A spokesman for Gov. Ned Lamont's Office tells FOX61 that blow dryers will indeed be allowed when salons reopen starting May 20 at the earliest. Salons are not required to reopen on the 20th, but they are permitted to.

RELATED: Connecticut to change salon reopening rules, allowing blow dryers

Here are the businesses that have announced plans for reopening 

This list is not comprehensive. It will be updated.

Hair salons/Barber shops

UPDATE as of Monday, May 18: Gov. Lamont said Monday that hair salons and barbershops were initially included in Phase 1 of Connecticut’s reopen plan, which begins May 20, however after having extensive discussions with owners and employees of these businesses he feels that it is in everyone’s best interests to provide for some additional preparation time and also align the state with its regional partners. The reopen date has been pushed to June.

The following salons and barbershops notified us before Gov. Lamont's announcement Monday that they would not be opening May 20:

Cheveux a Salon -Prospect 

The Barber Chair Barbershop -Newington 

Northeast Barbershop -- Bridgeport 

Salon Chase -Newington 

Kevin Edward Gentlemen's Barbershop -Old Saybrook 

Headliners Barbershop - Guilford 

Salon Halo LLC -  Burlington

Hair Gallery at the Mill - Tariffville/Simsbury

Studio b - Wilton, Fairfield, Westport, Norwalk 

Artistex Salon and Spa - Westport

Salon Eleganza - Plainville

Hair Rage Unisex Salon - Enfield

Rikeesa Salon & Spa - Cheshire

Trendsetters Salon - Stamford

Chair29 Salon & Barber Shop - Southington

Master Barber CT - Waterbury

Casino - Waterford

Salon Chase - Newington

Bill's Barbershop -Uncasville  

JD’s Barber Shop - Granby

Sola Salon studios / stylist from Shampoo One have moved into studios to keep everyone safe!  - Glastonbury

Anthony Nicole Salon - West Hartford

Balance Hair Studio - Taftville

The Loft Hair Design - Somers

Inspiredstyle Salon - Ansonia

May 21

The Male Shoppe --Ansonia 

May 26 

Options Hair Salon -Shelton

June 2

Alta Moda Rocky Hill

July 30 

Salon d' Amore - East Hampton


May 15

American Republican Inc. - Waterbury

May 18

The Eye Care Group - Waterbury, Orange

May 20

Advocates for Insurance Benefits, LLC --Hamden 

Ideal Healthy Weight Loss LLC --Avon, Granby, Glastonbury 

Aubra's Alterations - Scotland 

Pins to Needles Fabric Store -Scotland 

Palmero Healthcare LLC -Stratford 

Prignano Eyecare -East Hartford 

Tremblay's Ceramic Creations -Gales Ferry

Ninel's Dress Design and alteration shop - Newington

Equitable Advisors  Bristol, Milford, Shelton, Westport, West Hartford, Stamford

Hawk Ridge Winery - Watertown

Tender Care Learning Center - Middletown

Aloha Tanning - Canton

Center for Dental Excellence - Simsbury, Litchfield, West Hartford

Shapiro Family Dental - Wethersfield

Lucky Chance Farm - Naugatuck

May 26

Essentials for the Special Woman - Vernon

June 1

Prezioso Dental - Hamden

June 20

MedSpa - West Hartford

August 14

Cinepolis Luxury Theater in West Hartford, at Blue Back Square will be reopening with a Brand New Menu, New Signature cocktails and a variety of movies for the whole family.


May 20

The Goose & the Gardener -Thomaston

Baltic Restaurant -Berlin 

Brass City Bistro -Waterbury 

The Flying Monkey Grill & Bar - Newington 

Rudy's - New Haven

J’s Restaurant/Bar - Hartford

The Flying Monkey Grill & Bar - Newington

The Country Diner - Enfield

Wood-n-Tap restaurants 

Pietros Pizza - Hartford

Mirsina’s Restaurant - Old Saybrook

Vero Cucina  Rustico - Middletown

Rise & Grind Cafe - Fairfield

Lyme Tavern Sports Bar - East Lyme

The Bar - Newington 

Senor Pancho's - Middlebury

Tipping Chair Tavern - Southington

Thomas Hooker Brewery - Bloomfield 

May 21

Stony Creek Brewery - Branford 

May 22

THC The Hops Company - Derby 

June 1

Subway - New Haven, Stamford , Orange , Hamden 


May 20

Hat City Pawn --all locations 

Going to the Chapel Dress shop --Enfield 

Munson's Chocolate

M & J Video Games & Collectibles  --Southington 

Granite Swam Memorials -North Haven 

Westfarms Shopping Center

P.J. Jewelers Main Street Market - Middletown,

Clinton Crossing - Clinton

The Shoppes at Buckland Hills

Westfield Shopping Center - Meriden, Trumbull

Foot Prints Shoes & Accessories - Newington


Salvation Army - Hamden, Newington and Dayville

Modern Formals, LLC - Southington - Middletown, North Haven, Meriden, Mobile

Oscars Tux - Bristol, West Hartford

Modern Formals  - Middletown, Southington, North Haven and Meriden, Middletown 

Joseph A.Conte Jewelers - Hamden

Becker’s Diamonds and Fine Jewelry - West Hartford, Old Saybrook

Atianas Boutique - Milford

Pins to Needles - Scotland

That Book Store - Wethersfield

Johnny's Records - Darien

May 31

Burlington Coat Factory - East Hartford