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Cornerstone Bank wants $440K from Chameleon, Usual restaurant sale

Zachary Comeau |

A Worcester bank says it is owed more than $440,000 over a former Shrewsbury Street restaurant that's the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation.

Leicester's Cultivate to be 2nd allowed to grow recreational pot

Zachary Comeau |

Leicester cannabis dispensary and cultivation facility Cultivate is seeking an adult-use growing license from state cannabis regulators.

The Power 50: Lynn Cheney

Cheney is the tie between Worcester County's 7,000 farms and its budding restaurant scene looking to serve fresh, locally grown food

The Power 50: Robert Walker

Area shoppers and diners know developer RA Ventures, even if the name of the company doesn't ring a bell.

Worcester seeks pot shop applicants

Grant Welker |

Worcester is soliciting applications from prospective recreational marijuana shop operators for what it says would be a uniform approach for reviewing applications.

Lettuce Be Local starts selling to individual consumers

Grant Welker |

For six years, Lettuce Be Local has delivered fresh produce from Central Massachusetts farms straight to area restaurants. Now, it's doing the same for residents.

Worcester bakery closes after 89 years

Grant Welker |

Mrs. Mack's Bakery & Restaurant, a landmark on Worcester's Grafton Street for nearly nine decades, has closed.

The Sole Proprietor to expand with new kitchen

Brad Kane |

Worcester seafood restaurant The Sole Proprietor will add a new kitchen as part of an overall remodel of the Highland Street eatery.

Embrace the grand bargain

We've previously said a $15 minimum wage would be an important step forward for the state's businesses, and the grand bargain smartly spreads the increase over five years.

Milford marijuana incubator seeks to cut costs for young companies

Zachary Comeau |

Milford marijuana cultivator Sira Naturals is launching the Sira Accelerator, a program aimed at breaking down those financial and time barriers to entering the legal marijuana market.

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