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Construction begins on $21M Kelley Square building

Grant Welker |

Construction has started on a $21-million mixed-use building taking over the dirt parking lot in Worcester's Kelley Square.

Kevin Perry sentenced to 14 years in prison

Zachary Comeau |

Kevin Perry, the former owner of The Usual and Blackstone Tap, has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for using those eateries and other properties to launder opioid sale proceeds.

Canal District food tour launches for the year

Restaurants in Worcester's Canal District will hold weekly Saturday food tours with stops at five or more neighborhood eateries starting May 12.

Beechwood Hotel lands new honor

Worcester's Beechwood Hotel is now part of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts membership, a collection of 650 high-end hotels internationally.

Report: Boston rail ties could lead to major development near Union Station

Grant Welker |

Worcester could see millions of square feet of new development if it takes better advantage of Union Station's ties by commuter rail to Boston, according to a new report by think tank MassINC.

Marlborough chamber CEO retiring after 31 years

Zachary Comeau |

More than 80 applicants have applied to the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce board of directors to fill the vacant CEO position.

10 Things I know about... Marketing your marijuana business

Amadeus Finlay |

10) Social media isn't your friend. Sponsored content is prohibited, and platforms do not care to make the distinctions between THC and CBD.

Strand, Elm theaters buck against industry trends

Grant Welker |

The Strand and the Elm theaters keep prices low and capitalize on the loyalty of theater-goers who put a premium on the old-fashion experience of seeing a movie.

Worcester restaurants embrace, eschew online delivery services

Zachary Comeau |

Services like Uber Eats and Grubhub provides extra revenue for eateries, but they come at a high cost and with a loss of control.

Hangover Pub, Broth on track to re-open

Grant Welker |

Worcester's Hangover Pub and Broth are a step closer toward reopening after they won approval for a new operating license from the city.

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