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DoubleTree in Westborough sold

A Chicago-based hotel management and investment firm has bought its third MetroWest hotel, buying the 223-bed Double Tree by Hilton in Westborough, next to the junction of routes 9 and 495.

DCU Center proposed as 2024 Olympic venue

Sam Bonacci |

Worcester has officially entered the 2024 Boston Olympic debate with handball competition slated to take place at the DCU Center if Boston is selected as the host city for the 2024 Games, Boston 2024...

Worcester retailer takes over Sharks Pro Shop space in DCU Center

Sam Bonacci |

The DCU Center retail space on Commercial Street formerly used as the pro shop of the Worcester Sharks will soon house Worcester Wares, a sell of “all things Worcester,” according to the...

Planning group lays out Olympics bid recommendations

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Seeing great opportunity in the area's US Olympics bid, a Metro Boston planning group said private dollars should fund a substantial amount of infrastructure upgrades, and the state should protect...

Wine enthusiasts seek to bring their own into more restaurants

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Some wine enthusiasts are hoping Beacon Hill will endorse a bill that would allow residents to bring their own wines into consenting and licensed Massachusetts restaurants.

Baker not planning to attend 'historic' casino opening

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

While acknowledging its historical significance, Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday he does not plan to attend next month's opening of the first gaming facility authorized under the 2011...

Calling all 'locavores'! Concord a growing hub for local food

Emily Micucci |

A couple of months ago, a new restaurant opened in historic West Concord.A farm-to-table concept with a menu designed around seasonal, locally...

Blasts from dining past Edgemere, Wonder Bar, are back

LIVIA GERSHON SPECIAL TO THE WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL |

Longtime Central Massachusetts residents looking for a dash of nostalgia with their omelet or pizza have a lot to smile about this year. Last fall, Shrewsbury's Edgemere Diner, a classic New England...

Why we must vote on Olympics bid

EVAN FALCHUK Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

The Olympics is a wonderful sporting event. But it's also a business. Its model: Make money by...

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