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Westborough lands $5M buyer for vacant cinema

The operator of movie theatres in Cambridge and Connecticut has been awarded the winning bid of about $5 million to purchase and renovate a vacant movie theater in Westborough.

Fitchburg school-to-apartments conversion tops off

Grant Welker |

A ceremony held at the former B.F. Brown School was a chance for officials and development partners to mark the latest stage in what is seen as a revitalization of the city's downtown.

Keeping up Mechanics Hall

On Sept. 26, Kathleen Gagne took over leadership of Mechanics Hall from Bob Kennedy, who served in that capacity for 12 years.

Movers & Shakers

Check out the Central Massachusetts businessmen and women to recently land new jobs.

Worcester wants to pick right mix of tenants for Union Station

Zachary Comeau |

Despite the prime location, the city has had trouble leasing about 8,000-square-feet of unused commercial space in Union Station despite a comprehensive redevelopment effort.

Coming to Worcester: The city's immigrant population has shifted in the last decade

Grant Welker |

For a century starting in the 1870s, immigrants moving into Worcester almost exclusively came from Europe and North America. That's no longer the case.

Ralph's Rock Diner sued by music groups for copyright infringement

Zachary Comeau |

Two separate music groups are suing Worcester's Ralph's Rock Diner alleging copyright infringement.

Seven Central Mass. entities receive collaborative workspace funding

Seven entities in Central Massachusetts have received a share of $2.2 million in state grants to help spur entrepreneurship and small businesses.

Menkiti Group to acquire pawn shop building on Main Street from MassDevelopment

Zachary Comeau |

The Menkiti family is making yet another move to purchase property downtown, as the Menkiti Group has agreed to a purchase and sale agreement to buy the former Pawn Shop building in Worcester.

Brew Beer Garden in Grid District to open Friday

The Brew Beer Garden, the long anticipated beer garden in the Grid District, has released its list of 40 beers on tap as it ramps up for its Friday opening.

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