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Good Chemistry, Worcester's first recreational pot shop, to open May 1

Good Chemistry, which opened as a medical marijuana dispensary on Harrison Street last summer, was given a notice Friday from the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission to commence operations in...

As 4/20 approaches, state urges responsible recreation

State House News Service |

Saturday will be the first April 20 with legal and accessible marijuana for sale in Massachusetts, and the state is reminding consumers to puff, dab or dose responsibly.

Cumberland Farms going after Starbucks crowd with new convenience stores

Grant Welker |

Cumberland Farms still has 99-cent coffee but is going more upscale with kiosks with menus featuring espresso and an Italian ciabatta sandwich.

AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon could hit U.S. shelves next year

Zachary Comeau |

AquaBounty will soon begin to produce its genetically modified salmon at its facility in Indiana after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in March lifted an import alert enacted in a 2016 U.S.

Homewood Suites owners plan another hotel in Washington Square

Zachary Comeau |

Developers of the Homewood Suites Hotel in Washington Square are planning to build another hotel on the land, and are paying a total of $400,000 for the Worcester property.

WooSox stadium project falling behind schedule, with property acquisitions looming

Grant Welker |

A timeline to open the Red Sox ballpark by 2021 leaves the city little wiggle room to buy and relocate businesses in just a few months.

Two new restaurants seek to occupy Kummerspeck, Canal bar spaces

Two new Canal District restaurants are seeking to occupy empty spaces on Water Street in Worcester.

Friendly's to close Holden, Framingham locations

Friendly's is closing its Holden and Framingham restaurants among 23 corporate-owned locations across the Northeast, leaving seven stores in Central Massachusetts.

Milford DoubleTree sells for $21M

Grant Welker |

The DoubleTree hotel in Milford has sold for nearly $21 million to a Lexington hospitality company.

Wyman-Gordon to consolidate operations to make room for WooSox

Zachary Comeau |

Wyman-Gordon is planning two new buildings totaling 21,600 square feet to consolidate operations to make way for the planned Worcester Red Sox ballpark and related development.

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