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Paying for growth: Tax breaks central to Central Mass. economic development

Grant Welker |

Communities have often used tax deals to help companies in what officials say is the most important tool they can use in economic development.

Gymboree liquidation to close four Central Mass. stores

Grant Welker |

The children's clothing store Gymboree has filed for bankruptcy and will close all of its stores, including four in Central Massachusetts.

Staples $500M acquisition stalled by shutdown

Grant Welker |

Staples' planned purchase of an Illinois wholesale supplier of office furniture and other goods is being stalled by the federal government shutdown.

Home builders buy Hopkinton land for $9.1M for Legacy Farms buildout

Zachary Comeau |

A home construction firm based in Atlanta has purchased more than 17 acres for $9.1 million for the further planned construction of a 425-home housing development in Hopkinton.

Mass. pot retailer NETA acquired by Atlanta cannabis firm

New England Treatment Access, one of the first two Massachusetts companies to open a retail marijuana store east of the Mississippi River has been acquired by an Atlanta firm.

Crompton Collective owner to open 2nd Worcester store

Zachary Comeau |

Amy Lynn Chase, owner of Crompton Collective in Worcester, is opening another retail store in Crompton Place.

Shortlisted architecture firm brought on board for WooSox stadium development

An architecture and design firm that was on the city's shortlist for the $100 million ballpark project for the future home of the Pawtucket Red Sox will get some work on the facility after all.

WRA moves ahead with lease discussions for nanobrewery, arcade bar at Union Station

Zachary Comeau |

The Worcester Redevelopment Authority is moving forward on lease negotiations with a nanobrewery and arcade bar and restaurant for vacant retail space in the Union Station garage.

CCC still says host agreement law is unclear

State House News Service |

The Cannabis Control Commission on Thursday formally requested that the Legislature amend the law to give it the power to review and regulate host community agreements.

WRA to discuss Union Station leases for nanobrewery, arcade bar

Zachary Comeau |

The Worcester Redevelopment Authority on Friday will discuss two leases for a nanobrewery and arcade bar for vacant retail space in Union Station.

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