Small towns are made up of small businesses, and here in Newtown it's not always easy to stay afloat. In addition to last year's opened and closed businesses, here are a few others so far in 2012.
- ACE Hardware. Employees at Caraluzzi's said the neighboring hardware store on Queen Street closed its doors sometime last week. There was no notice on the darkened store's entrance.
- Katherine's Kitchen. This Sandy Hook deli recently closed and will reopen as another branch of Newtown Deli and Catering, which already has a location on South Main Street and runs the cafe at the Newtown Youth Academy.
- Newtown Deli (see above).
- McGuire's Ale House. This restaurant opened in late January. The location on Mt. Pleasant Road (the former home of Hot Shots) serves lunch and dinner and has a bar as well as a dining room.
Notice any other new businesses or closings? Let us know in the comments.