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WooSox development plans move hotel, adds office building

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester and Boston developer Madison Properties have officially announced changes to the plans: a five-story office building in left field to take the place of a planned hotel.

Imperial Distributors names new CFO, EVP as it eyes leadership succession

Worcester distribution and merchandising firm Imperial Distributors has promoted a new chief financial officer and new executive vice president as the company prepares for leadership succession.

Good Chemistry, Worcester's first recreational pot shop, to open May 1

Good Chemistry was given notice Friday from the state to begin operations in three calendar days and become Worcester's first cannabis shop.

As 4/20 approaches, state urges responsible recreation

State House News Service |

Saturday will be the first April 20 with legal and accessible marijuana for sale in Massachusetts, and the state is reminding consumers to puff, dab or dose responsibly.

Cumberland Farms reportedly exploring sale

Grant Welker |

Cumberland Farms may be exploring a sale that could end eight decades of the Westborough chain's ownership under the Haseotes family.

Redevelop the Midtown Mall, not the tenants

Worcester is a still a low-cost market, and while commercial values are increasing, full-on gentrification is still a ways off. But as the momentum continues, the city needs to give those businesses...

Cumberland Farms going after Starbucks crowd with new convenience stores

Grant Welker |

Cumberland Farms still has 99-cent coffee but is going more upscale with kiosks with menus featuring espresso and an Italian ciabatta sandwich.

AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon could hit U.S. shelves next year

Zachary Comeau |

AquaBounty will soon begin to produce its genetically modified salmon at its facility in Indiana after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in March lifted an import alert enacted in a 2016 U.S.

WRA orders Midtown Mall owner to submit redevelopment plan

Zachary Comeau |

The Worcester Redevelopment Authority is giving the Midtown Mall owner 30 days to submit a detailed written plan on his plans to rehabilitate the Front Street buildings.

Stop & Shop workers walk off the job amid labor dispute

Joe Cooper |

Left with an expired labor deal, Stop & Shop workers in New England walked off the job Thursday afternoon as negotiations again fell apart this week.

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