Updates from Parkville

A new market set to open in Hartford is expected to give the neighborhood an economic boost. Mayor Luke Bronin toured construction of the new ‘Parkville Market’ on Tuesday. It’s being built on Park Street at the site of the former Capitol City Lumber Company and Bishop Ladder Company. The market is expected to open in December and create up to 200 jobs. “I think this is gonna be tremendous for this neighborhood and for the city. To have the…

As downtown Hartford’s commercial real estate continues to undergo its greatest transformation in generations, one home-grown developer/landlord is staying out of the way of the mostly out-of-market investors and their money who are leading the transition. Carlos Mouta, raised in the city’s ethnic Parkville neighborhood, says he’s happy to see the conversion of aged, outdated office buildings into bright, digitally connected living spaces. But he says he’s also in no hurry to mix it up with developers reshaping the city’s…