Do you brake for tag sales? The Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, in West Hartford is holding a giant indoor tag sale featuring jewelry, books, furniture, art, collectibles, household items, toys and more. Preview night is Thursday, July 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is $5. The sale continues on Friday, July 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free both days. (There is no sale on Saturday.) Information: 860-236-1275 or www.emanuelsynagogue.org.
Wal-Mart’s newest Neighborhood Market holds a grand opening on Wednesday, Feb. 20 in West Hartford. The 59,000-square-foot, full-service grocery store, in Bishop’s Corner (behind Marshalls), is the company’s first Northeast location.
Doors open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. and there will be entertainment, free product samples and giveaways throughout the day.
The new store, which occupies the former site of Adam’s Supermarket at 333 N. Main St., features a bakery, deli, prepared foods, fresh produce, frozen foods, meat and dairy and health and wellness departments, along with a pharmacy and general merchandise section with stationery, paper goods and household and pet supplies.
“We are very pleased to have Walmart make this investment in our community,” said West Hartford town manager, Ron Van Winkle, in a press release. “This new venture of a “Walmart Neighborhood Market” is a welcome concept and we look forward to their success. The facility they are occupying has been empty for many years and having that store put back into use is a boom for our local economy, the shoppers and their employees.”
The store will also offer Site-to-Store, a service that allows customers to ship online orders from www.walmart.com free to any Walmart store for pickup and the Pay with Cash program, which allows customers to order online (without a credit card) at Walmart.com and pay for the items with cash in-store.
Regular store hours are 6 a.m. to 11 p.m, seven days a week. Information: 860-509-1705 or walmart.com.
Celebrate the Year of the Snake at Green Teahouse’s free New Year’s celebration on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. Festivities include a Chinese food and tea sampling, Chinese calligraphy demonstrations, mini-massages and special discounts on teas, tea sets and other merchandise. Green Teahouse is at 40 Isham Road in West Hartford’s Blue Back
Square. Information: 860-232-6666 or www.thegreenteahouse.comInformation: 860-232-6666 or www.thegreenteahouse.com.
One of the top sales events of the year takes place this weekend. Thursday through Saturday, July 12, 13 and 14, West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square merchants host West Hartford Sale Days, an annual sidewalk event that draws hordes of savvy shoppers. Stores, galleries and restaurants in the center and in the square participate, and the deals are hot. (Some stores continue the sales beyond Saturday; check with individual businesses for details and hours.)