Connecticut Antiques Trail Awaits Lawmakers' Vote

By Tosin Fakile and wwire reports
|  Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013  |  Updated 3:31 PM EDT
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Connecticut Antiques Trail Awaits Lawmakers' Vote

A Connecticut lawmaker wants to create an antiques trail.

Connecticut lawmakers vote today on a bill that would develop a statewide antiques trail to highlight the many antique shops in the state.

Sen. Rob Kane from Watertown introduced the billto create the Connecticut Antiques Trail to “promote state tourism and economic stimulus.”

In 2009, Kane worked with the state Department of Transportation to erect signs along Interstate 84 to highlight a collection of antique hopes in his district.

Kane said it makes sense to expand the trail statewide to connect more antiques dealers with collectors, likening his idea to the Connecticut Wine Trail.

Ed Dombroskas, executive director of the Eastern Regional Tourism District, supports the bill. His organization recently put together an antiques brochure for his region and received thousands of inquiries seeking copies.

The bill awaits a vote in the General Assembly's Commerce Committee on Tuesday.

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