Metcalfe’s Calls It An Era in West Hartford

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There’s not much business news on Christmas eve, but in West Hartford, Monday was the last day for Metcalfe’s Custom Framing, after 50 years at Bishop’s Corner and nearly 30 years in Hartford before that.

My colleague Julie Stagis wrote about Bruce Metcalfe’s retirement, prodded partly by the economy.

In addition to framing, over the years Bruce replaced a lot of panes, painstakingly, for a lot of old West Hartford windows.  Nestled in a less traveled row of stores and offices at the shopping center, it was one of those places, and he was one of those people, that make community-based business the heart of American commerce, and Saturday errands less of a chore.

A great retirement to Bruce Metcalfe, and for those of us who are working, it’s back to the grindstone Wednesday, or maybe next week.  Happy Holidays to all.

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