Lisa Eckelbecker, Telegram & Gazette

Lisa Eckelbecker

Telegram & Gazette

Worcester, MA, United States

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Past articles by Lisa:

Worcester, Notre Dame group eye options to memorialize church bell

WORCESTER – Public suggestions are in for a bell that once rang from the former Notre Dame des Canadiens Church, and people are hoping the artifact → Read More

Worcester Regional Airport cancellations higher than national average

WORCESTER — When Maryanne Leone and her husband Antonio Pastor booked a June trip to Madrid, they planned to start and end their journey on → Read More

Worcester County home sales down, condos up

WORCESTER – Home sales in Worcester County were slightly down during August, but condominium sales jumped nearly 5% over the same period last year, according to new data.A total of 954 single-family homes sold in Worcester County, down almost 1%, The Warren Group said Wednesday. The median price of homes sold was $301,000, up nearly 6% over the same month last year.During the same period, buyers… → Read More

110 Grill to open restaurant in Millbury

MILLBURY — A new 110 Grill restaurant will open at 70 Worcester-Providence Turnpike at the Shoppes at Blackstone Valley in mid- to late → Read More

Webster Five buys Auburn property for $2.75M for new headquarters

AUBURN — Webster Five Cents Savings Bank has paid $2.75 million for a property at 35 Millbury St. that will become the bank's new headquarters. → Read More

New top chef has menu changes on tap in Worcester's Grid District

WORCESTER – Grid Hospitality Group has a new executive chef, and he’s shaking up the restaurant company’s menus.Terrell Wilson, a graduate of Johnson & Wales University, took over Grid duties less than a month ago and plans to roll out new menus at Craft Table & Bar and the Worcester Beer Garden next week. A new menu at Revolution Pie + Pint will follow about two weeks later.The Grid Hospitality… → Read More

Housing may replace struggling Greendale Mall in Worcester

WORCESTER — Sam Abdel sells furniture, rugs, drapes and other home furnishings in a space that was once, partly, an Old Navy store.Just outside the doors of Greendale Furniture, Mr. Abdel’s store, in the central gallery of the Greendale Mall, there’s a hush. Only a few stores remain occupied. In one place, a suspended ceiling over the gallery is crumbling. A barricade below aims to protect… → Read More

$373K grant to help ex-Weetabix workers in Clinton find jobs

CLINTON — The U.S. Labor Department has awarded a $372,945 grant to help former Weetabix workers find jobs.The grant was awarded to the state → Read More

Treasury: IPG's Valentin Gapontsev not a Russian oligarch

OXFORD — The U.S. Treasury has backed away from a 2018 determination that Valentin Gapontsev, chief executive of IPG Photonics Corp., is a → Read More

Sole Proprietor declines downtown Worcester, renovates longtime Highland St. spot

WORCESTER - The Sole Proprietor, one of Worcester’s best known restaurants, recently wrapped up a yearlong renovation that allowed the seafood → Read More

Best Buy at Greendale Mall closing in November

WORCESTER — Best Buy Co. Inc. will close its store at the Greendale Mall Nov. 7, choosing not to renew a lease because of declining business at the shopping center.“The customers have sort of shown they prefer to shop in other places than the Greendale Mall,” said Jeff Shelman, a Best Buy spokesman.About 35 people work full time at the store, and Best Buy will seek to transfer them to other… → Read More

CitySquare fields some residential interest in untapped downtown lots

WORCESTER — And then there were two.After years of development on a downtown project area known as CitySquare, just two parcels remain available for new construction. One, a park, sits above an underground garage, and the second was once home to a soaring stone church.Together, they cover a fraction of the approximately 20 acres previously occupied by a defunct shopping mall, parking garage and… → Read More

Still & Stir opens Friday at former Railers Tavern in Worcester

WORCESTER — Restaurant group Niche Hospitality plans to reopen the former Railers Tavern downtown on Friday as Still & Stir, a bar and → Read More

Still & Stir to open Friday at former Railers Tavern in downtown Worcester

WORCESTER — Restaurant group Niche Hospitality plans to reopen the former Railers Tavern downtown on Friday as Still & Stir, a bar and restaurant focused on cocktails.Niche plans to spend the first six weeks after opening on developing Still & Stir’s menu and events programming, according to Michael Covino, Niche president.“We're going to be open during the metamorphosis because it's more fun to… → Read More

'Right time' for Japanese restaurant to open in downtown Worcester

WORCESTER — Two experienced restaurateurs expect to open Cha Shu Ramen + Izakaya, a Japanese-inspired restaurant, downtown in late fall.Son Vo and Tam Le say the 5,000-square-foot space at 38 Franklin St. will include banquette seating on one side, a full bar on the other, an open kitchen at the back and a reservations-only chef’s table tucked behind the kitchen in a private room.Both men have… → Read More

One on One: Jay Cahill, general partner at Bluefin Technology Partners

WORCESTER — By the time Uxbridge native Jay M. Cahill helped start Bluefin Technology Partners in 2013, he was tired of traveling for business. → Read More

As China trade war escalates, Central Mass. companies feel pain, gain

As the nation’s trade war with China heats up today with new tariffs on $300 billion worth of imports, Central Massachusetts companies are feeling → Read More

Investment firm buys Cordis Mills in Millbury for $17.5M

MILLBURY — Cordis Mills, a luxury apartment complex built in a renovated mill building near the Blackstone River, has been sold for $17.5 → Read More

Micron's $3.7M order is company's largest

FITCHBURG — Micron Solutions Inc. said it has received orders worth $3.7 million, the largest order in the company’s history, from a → Read More

Wildwood Mushrooms to build grow facility in Charlton

CHARLTON — Wildwood Mushrooms, a commercial mushroom grower that suffered a fire last year at a Sutton location, has purchased land on T Hall → Read More