The Heart of Waterbury is a video series featuring the people and businesses of downtown Waterbury who have been impacted by COVID-19. This is their stories on how they have had to adjust and what they are doing to remain positive and look to the future in an changing business landscape.
If you are a business owner in downtown Waterbury and would like to submit a video of your story, please email us at Mainstwtby1@gmail.com for further instructions.
Meet Carolyn Freer, Admissions & Recruitment Manager and Dr. William Pizzuto, UCONN Waterbury Campus Director located on 99 East Main St. in downtown Waterbury as they share how they are welcoming students and faculty back this school year.
We are back with Willie from The Boilery Seafood & Grill as he takes us into the kitchen to see how these Louisiana style seafood boils are made - Be sure to visit & enjoy the food & drinks - anytime lunch or dinner!
Meet Willie of The Boilery Seafood & Grill as he lets you in on the newest Seafood restaurant in town! Located at 495 Union St. (adjacent to the former Macy's in the Brass Mill Mall). Here's what you can find inside -
Meet Brady of City Pizza + Espresso located at 182 Grand St as he shares a little on what you'll find inside and how they are looking to serve their customers and beyond!
Meet Cierra from Spirit Cafe located at 103 Bank St. Waterbury CT as she shares more about the new cyber cafe recently opened, in the midst of a pandemic.
Meet Efrain from the Brown Building Living for UCONN students as he shares how he's had to adjust in his role to serve students.
Meet Michael from One Touch Repair located at 99 Bank St. Waterbury CT as he shares his story.
Meet Vic Buselli owner of Marvic Cleaners, probably one of the oldest small businesses located on Grand St. in downtown Waterbury. Vic shares how his business was deemed essential and what him and his staff have been doing for over 50 years to keep things safe, clean and rolling forward to serve its customers.
Matt Bryne, owner of MinuteMan Press, shares how he got started as an entrepreneur and opened his business located at 170 Grand Street Waterbury CT. This is part 1 of 4 for Matt's personal story on how this pandemic, COVID-19, impacted his business in the early months.
Matt shares how COVID-9 impacted his business. Part 2 of 4
Matt share how the community can help local downtown businesses during this pandemic, COVID-19.
Matt shares his final thoughts on his story .
Meet Jesse Pacyne owner of the Thirsty Goat Sports Bar located at 23 Scovill St. Waterbury CT, a quick walk from Post University, St. Mary's Hospital and the Palace Theater. Jesse shares his story on the closing of his bar and shares the vision of reopening once restrictions have been eased by Governor Lamont.
Meet Diane Gorman owner of Signature's Restaurant & Bar located at 29 Leavenworth St. Waterbury CT. Diane shares her passion for her restaurant business and how she's navigating and finding ways to serve her customers and how you can help her continue to stay open during this pandemic, COVID-19.
Bob Burns of the Mattatuck Museum shares how construction and renovations continue at the museum and how they are adjusting with all that's going on during these times.
Meet Mike Finan, business owner and a volunteer for Main Street Waterbury's Economic Vitality committee. Mike shares his story on how the closure of businesses impacted the way he and his employees serve their customers. Prestige Autocars is located at 1200 Wolcott St., Waterbury CT
Meet Lily Burgos, Post University employee working in the downtown location share how she has needed to adapt to her new role and what she's most excited about doing when he returns to his office.
Meet David Aldarondo, Post University employee working in the downtown location share how he has needed to adapt to his new role and what he's most excited about doing when he returns to his office.
Meet Christina Arroyo, Post University employee working in the downtown location share how she has needed to adapt to her new role and what she's most excited about doing when he returns to his office.