Business Buzz

For more information, call the store, located at 9 East Shore Road, at (860) 868-0119.

Studio D has moved from 73 Bridge St. to 27 Main St. in New Milford.

Rebecca Anderson Darling opened the dance studio and school for all ages in 2004.

The studio had to find a new home because the building it was formerly housed in on East Street will be demolished as part of the Route 67/Grove Street reconfiguration. For more information, call (860) 350-2900.

Solucient, LLC, a nationally recognized health care rating company, recently ranked Danbury Hospital among the nation's best in its "100 Top Hospitals: National Benchmarks for Success 2006" report for the third consecutive year.

Solucient's 100 Top Hospitals program, which objectively identifies hospitals that are the highest performers in the nation, makes public the bar that has been set for hospital performance each year.

Danbury Hospital is the only Fairfield County hospital to receive this honor and only Connecticut hospital named for three consecutive years.

The report analyzes Medicare data and specific regional and hospital performance for quality, differences in payment protocols and the availability of quality staff, among other indicators.

Edelman Leather in New Milford has announced its leather and floor tiles are now certified to be in compliance with emission guidelines set by the Greenguard Environmental Institute. For more information, call Edelman at (860) 350-9600. Danbury Fair Mall has announced the seven eateries that will be a part of its new food court lineup and open within the next few months.

In addition, the mall will welcome four new stores -- Teavana, abercrombie Kids, New York Co and Hollister -- later this month.

Returning restaurants will include Arby's, Cosimo's, Famous Cajun Grill and Subway, all of which are expected to open next month, and Dunkin Donuts, Nathan's Famous and Sbarro, which are slated to open in November at the conclusion of food court renovations.

A total of 11 eateries, including the existing McDonald's, will reside in the new dining area.

As part of the center's first renovation in its 20-year history, other changes will include a restored carousel, expanded restrooms, a new family restroom and nursing room and a play area for children. Hopkins Vineyard in New Preston has announced its Duet wine garnered a bronze medal at the first women's wine competition held in Santa Rosa, Calif.

The wine was one of more than 1,850 wines entered into the competition from a total of 523 wineries from 31 states.

As a result of the win, the vineyard earns the right to display the "Women Love It" and "NWWC 2007 Winner" symbols on their bottles and Websites.

For more information, visit www.hopkinsvineyard.com.

Curves in New Milford has announced it has earned the prestigious Shining Star club designation.

The recognition is given to clubs that meet certain standards in their business practices, service quality and adherence to the Curves methods. To apply, the local Curves had to complete a checklist of items in a number of categories and undergo an inspection by the area director.

For more information, call Curves, located at 80 Park Lane Road (Route 202), at (860) 354-4513.

The First National Bank of Litchfield recently commissioned a new flag at its New Milford branch.

The VFW Color Guard assisted in the ceremony, which was held on Memorial Day weekend. Dawn White, vice president and branch manager, and Paul Tripaldi, vice president and commercial lender, were also on hand for the event.

The Business Buzz is a Spectrum feature aimed at giving local businesses a chance to announce openings, anniversaries, personnel changes and other news.

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