The Day – CuriousCT: Query about eating places and leisure venues wins newest voting spherical

Readers have decided that our next CuriousCT story will be about restaurants and entertainment venues that failed during the pandemic.

In the final round of our reader engagement feature, we asked questions about the economy and selected two to vote on.

A question submitted by Bill Sheehan of Waterford won 72 percent of the 249 votes cast: “How many restaurants failed during the pandemic? What other entertainment venues will not open if they can?”

Business reporter Brian Hallenbeck was hired to research and write a story.

We’re answering questions about locations in the region for our next round of CuriousCT. Submit your “What’s wrong with this place?” Question below or email