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April 17, 2023

Menkiti Group proposes restored facade and 20 apartments for Worcester’s Kane Building

A four-story building with a cafe on the first floor Photo | Timothy Doyle The Menkiti Group is proposing to restore the facade and construct 20 apartments at 204 Main St. in Worcester.

The Kane Building once housed the Olympic Trophy, now it may be the home to 20 new apartment units and a restored façade if The Menkiti Group gets approval from the Worcester Planning Board.

Plans for the building located at 204 Main Street in Worcetser were submitted to the planning board and indicate that the developer wants to build 20 apartments, two of which will be affordable to comply with the inclusionary zoning ordinance expected to be ordained in May. Another apartment will be Americans with Disabilities Act compliant.

Garden Fresh Courthouse Cafe will continue operation at the location, according to filings with the planning board by the Menkiti Group, which is based in Washington D.C.

Menkiti Group affiliate, 204 Main Street Partners LLC purchased the building in 2018.

According to an impact statement submitted to the planning board by Menkiti Group, the structure, built in 1926, has been approved for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, after the completion of the rehabilitation project.

The Menkiti Group restored 6 Chatham St. in Worcester into the 24-unit development Chatham Lofts, and restored 401-405 Main St., the former location of Shack’s Clothes.

On Thursday, the Worcester Redevelopment Authority announced that the Menkiti Group’s proposal to redevelop the Denholm Building on Main Street in Worcester was one of two proposals to move to the next round of consideration to redevelop the site.

In that proposal, the developer said that it plans to purchase the former Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles lot at 611 Main St. in Worcester.

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