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CitySquare II marketing one of last Downtown Worcester development sites

Grant Welker |

The last buildable site on the former Galleria property is for sale, with potential for an eight-story, 200,000-square-foot building.

Restaurants respond to time, cost pressures as lunch crowd shrinks

Grant Welker |

Last year, people took 433 million fewer trips to restaurants than in the prior year. That 2-percent decline led to an estimated $3.2 billion in lost sales.

Cliff Rucker expands Worcester holdings

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester Railers Owner Cliff Rucker has become a major part of the city's economic and cultural remaking, investing heavily in a busy strip of Downtown Worcester.

Worcester increases tax burden on businesses

Zachary Comeau |

Despite urging from the business community and Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, the City Council on Tuesday night adopted tax rates shifing more of the tax burden to commercial properties.

Astellas Institute to relocate to Westborough

The Astellas Institute for Regenerative Medicine, based in Marlborough, is moving to the Westborough Technology Park, according to the Westborough Economic Development Committee.

Baker backs Worcester's Red Sox bid

Brad Kane |

Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday said the Massachusetts state government would provide any needed help in Worcester's attempt to lure the Triple A minor league Red Sox from Pawtucket, R.I. to the city.

NYC executive opens Worcester marketing agency

Zachary Comeau |

In a press release, Jake Messier, founder of HEARD Strategy and Storytelling, said he chose Worcester to the new agency's headquarters.

Worcester eyeing 15 marijuana stores, local tax

Zachary Comeau |

The Worcester Economic Development Committee has endorsed city regulations to limit the number of retail marijuana shops in the city to 15 and adopt a 3-percent sales tax on the products.

New Becker president focuses on continuity

Grant Welker |

President Nancy Crimmin was promoted from interim president without a broader search for a new Becker College leader, because of the board of trustees wanted to continue the success of her...

Former Shack's site to become Worcester cultural institute


The Wellesley College philosophy professor who bought the Main Street building in Worcester wants to start the Emengini Institute for Comparative Studies.

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