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TJX hits $39B in revenue

Grant Welker |

TJX Cos. saw sales hit $39 billion in the just-completed fiscal year, a jump of 9 percent, as the Framingham company continues to counter a challenging time for brick-and-mortar retail.

Worcester councilors worried about small, minority businesses in Midtown Mall eminent domain

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester City Councilors want to be mindful of existing businesses and tenants at the Midtown Mall on Front Street as the Worcester Redevelopment Authority begins the process to take the property.

Aubuchon Hardware to buy and close Lynde Hardware in Gardner

Grant Welker |

Aubuchon Hardware said Tuesday it is acquiring and closing the only store operated by Lynde Hardware & Supply Inc., a family-owned operation purchased by the Drake family in 1982.

Real estate manager buys Framingham offices for $3.3M

Hudson real estate manager Calare Properties has bought a five-story Framingham office building for nearly $3.3 million.

Worcester's first recreational marijuana store wins final state approval

Grant Welker |

Worcester's first recreational marijuana store is one step closer to opening after Good Chemistry won state approval Thursday for a shop in the Canal District.

Worcester pot retailer Good Chemistry up for final state approval Thursday

Zachary Comeau |

Good Chemistry, Worcester's first medical marijuana dispensary, could be the city's first to open for recreational sales if it receives state approval.

Auburn, Solomon Pond malls to sell marijuana products

Zachary Comeau |

The Auburn Mall and Solomon Pond Mall in Marlborough will soon open kiosks offering CBD products from Ohio-based cannabis firm Green Growth Brands.

Payless bankruptcy will leave eight Central Mass. stores empty

Discount shoe chain Payless ShoeSource's bankruptcy filing on Monday will bring the closure of eight Central Massachusetts locations.

Through a group text spanning six years, five entrepreneurs have created their own support network

Brad Kane |

Five Worcester entrepreneurs who loosely knew of each other began to coalesce in 2013 thanks to a group text.

Caroline’s Cannabis bucks the big marijuana industry trend

Zachary Comeau |

Caroline's Cannabis s the first woman-owned small business and the first general applicant to be awarded a final state license to sell marijuana products.

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