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Wachusett Brewing to open new taproom in Kelley Square market

Brad Kane |

Westminster beermaker Wachusett Brewing Co. will operate a taproom in the new Worcester Public Market set to open this fall.

Planned autism school backs out of $20M Lincoln Square project

Zachary Comeau |

The new owner of the former Lincoln Square Boys Club in Worcester is now looking for a new tenant after a school for children with autism has backed out of the project.

Dressbarn closure will leave seven Central Mass. stores empty

Dressbarn is the latest retail casualty, and the company's seven Central Massachusetts locations will add to the latest storefronts to close across the area.

TJX raises guidance after 7% Q1 revenue bump

Framingham off-price apparel and home decor retailer TJX Cos. is raising its fiscal 2020 expectations after a strong first quarter with a 7% increase in net sales.

Pot retailer purchases Route 9 building in Framingham for $3 million

Zachary Comeau |

A small commercial building on Route 9 in Framingham has sold for $3 million, more than three times its assessed value, as the new owner plans a marijuana retail location at the property.

Former Staples CEO Goodman elected director of CBRE

Shira Goodman, the former CEO of Framingham office supply retailer Staples, has been elected to the board of directors of Los Angeles real estate giant CBRE Group.

CCC holds off on approving Sira Naturals' acquisition

Zachary Comeau |

The acquisition of Milford marijuana company Sira Naturals by a Canadian investment group will have to wait, as the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission opted to ask for additional information.

Massachusetts begins marijuana social consumption pilot

Zachary Comeau |

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission has voted to approve a pilot program for so-called social consumption establishments where cannabis customers can use marijuana in public.

Report: TJX could take 15% hit from tariffs

Retailer TJX could see a 15% drop in earnings it if doesn't raise prices by 1.5% to make up for tariffs in the United States-China trade war, according to a new report.

Worcester Memorial Auditorium reuse recommendations to be unveiled May 28

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester and a Boston-based historic preservation architect firm are narrowing in on a reuse plan for the Worcester Memorial Auditorium.

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