Worcester Beer Garden Reopening

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The Worcester Beer Garden, operated by Grid Hospitality an affiliate of MG2 Group, will be reopening from winter hiatus tomorrow! The Worcester Beer Garden is located in the Grid District and is looking forward to returning to the Downtown Worcester location.

The new GM Andrea Dunne states in the following article: “We’re happy to be a part of what’s happening in downtown Worcester,” she said. “The growth and rejuvenation is fantastic and we’re really proud and happy to be part of that”. Click the link below to read more about the live music, 35+ beers on tap, and other additions to the Worcester Beer Garden this year.

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2022 First Quarter activity update

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MG2 had a busy start to the year. Finalizing 19 transactions across acquisitions, dispositions and financing activity that totaled nearly $50,000,000. We are very happy with our strong start to the year and look forward to continued growth for the remainder of 2022.

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Grid Worcester Above 98% Occupancy

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With seven buildings and over 500 residential units Grid Management, our property management team for the Grid District in Worcester, deserves recognition. In April the Grid District will be over 98% occupancy, including four of the buildings hitting 100% occupancy.

Great job Grid Management Worcester! As Downtown Worcester continues to thrive, MG2 is looking towards the future and our footprint in the area. Continue to follow us for updates and announcements!

One52 Now Leasing

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At MG2, we realize the potential in areas such as East Boston and Worcester and have proven our ability to grow and develop in these neighborhoods. MG2 works as a vertically integrated company and specializes in controlling costs in all aspects of real-estate investments, from managing construction with Alaris Construction to property management with Grid Management. We are continuing to grow our East Boston portfolio and are excited to announce the start of leasing at our boutique rental building at 152 Liverpool St.

One52 features 24 units, 3 of which are designated as affordable under the City’s Inclusionary Development Policy. The units have high-end finishes such as quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, flat-paneled cabinets, and glass frameless showers. The quality craftsmanship and contemporary design showcase the skill of Alaris Construction and their dedication to even the smallest of details.

MG2 remains committed to enhancing the sense of neighborhood with our buildings so we’ve included a 1,185 square foot retail space that would be great for a café or boutique retail.

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95 Prescott: The Bearing

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We’ve expanded our footprint from Downtown Worcester to Gateway Park via our building 95 Prescott: The Bearing. The City of Worcester is becoming a hub for startup businesses and this building has office space, flex space and private garage bays. We are now leasing spaces and helping achieve the City’s goal of growing and retaining businesses.

With a combination of modern, industrial and exposed brick and beam interior finishes, the opportunity for these spaces is endless. Perfect for industrial, offices, retail space, and warehouse tenants, with easy access to the highway and public transportation. We envision tenants taking advantage of the close proximity to hotels and conference centers and hospitals. Along with the great location, 95 Prescott includes onsite parking. We’re excited to add new and updated commercial space to Worcester.

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Ryan Reynolds Film Scenes to be Shot in Worcester

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Article by Walter Bird Jr. | @worcestermag

Holly-Worcester is at it again. Hot on the heels of Liam Neeson bringing his particular set of skills to Worcester to film his new movie “Honest Thief,” the new flick “Level Up” is scheduled to start filming here next week. Or is it “Free Guy?”

A flyer sent around the Franklin Street area referred to film as “Level Up,” while a recording at a phone number listed on the flyer called it “Free Guy.”

Either way, the movie is a Twentieth Century production starring Ryan Reynolds, and scenes are being filmed on Franklin Street.

Sam Morris, manager of Brew on the Grid at 56 Franklin St., told Worcester Magazine he was told filming would run Sunday through Thursday, and that his business, a popular spot at the corner of Franklin and Portland streets, would be used as a set location. He said they will also being doing “some minor catering.”

“They haven’t really told me a lot,” Morris said, adding he does not know whether Reynolds will be on site for the filming. “I assume so, but I’m not entirely positive.”

Morris said the entire interior of Brew on the Grid would be changed for the filming, and some false walls would be constructed.

“When it’s actually in the movie,” he said, “it certainly won’t look entirely like Brew, but it will be Brew.”

Read full article here.

Students Vie for Funniest College Kid Title at WooHaHa!

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Article by Victor D. Infante | Telegram
WORCESTER – Did you hear the one about the WPI student who crashed a Holy Cross party? No? Well, if there’s a punchline to this joke, you’ll find it at the Funniest College Kid in the City Competition at WooHaHa!. Ten students representing Worcester’s colleges will each deliver five-minute sets, which will be judged on originality, performance and audience response. The winner gets the title and a paid feature set at the comedy club. And that’s no joke.

What: Funniest College Kid in the City Competition
When: 8 p.m. April 25
Where: The WooHaHa! Comedy Club, 50 Franklin St., Worcester
How much: $15

Get to Know 3 of Worcester’s Newest Bars

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Article by Hoodline

Want to check out the newest bars in Worcester? You’re in luck: we’ve found the freshest businesses to fill the bill. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you’re in search of a new bar near you.

City Bar & Grille
395 Chandler St.

Despite the down-home name, the food is on the higher end of tavern food. (Executive chef Al Soto previously worked at Troquet on South in Boston, according to telegram.com.) Look for the likes of streak frites, short rib with root vegetables and a roasted beet salad. Craft cocktails are the speciality of the bar.

Revolution Pie and Pint
50 Franklin St.

Located in the Bancroft Hotel, it offers build-your-own pizzas with four kinds of sauce, seven cheese options and countless meats and veggies. Or, go with a house speciality pie, like The Clark (fig sauce, crispy prosciutto, brandy figs, goat cheese) or The Becker (buffalo sauce, mozzarella, roasted chicken, red onion, chives). Choose from a long list of craft brews, from lighter wheats and pilsners, to stouts, IPAs and sour beers.

Beer Garden Worcester
64 Franklin St.

Beer Garden Worcester is a beer bar and traditional American spot, now re-opened after a winter in hibernation.

Its outdoor picnic tables, fireplaces and TVs are back. So are its 36 craft beers on tap, and the elevated pub-style menu of burgers, sausages and snacks. Look for live music and comedy acts, as well.

Comedy-club manager to open WooHaHa! downtown Jan. 18

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Article by Richard Duckett

WORCESTER — John Tobin once ran the room at the comedy club at the former Aku-Aku restaurant on East Central Street in the mid-1990s and was happy to do it. It was a commute from West Roxbury for Tobin, but comedy always had a big pull for the Boston native. Tobin’s first job in comedy was as a doorman at a comedy club. “I would have worked for free. I always loved comedy,” he said.

Along the way, he also dreamed of being mayor of Boston. That’s not a joke. Tobin was elected to five terms on the Boston City Council. He is first vice president for city and community affairs at Northeastern University. But Tobin has also established quite a big name for himself on the Boston comedy scene.

Now he’s heading west again, and it is a laughing matter. “Worcester’s a great comedy city,” Tobin said.

As the owner of John Tobin Presents, Tobin will be operating and booking acts at the WooHaHa! Comedy Club at 50 Franklin St., which is scheduled to open Jan. 18 with featured comedian Paul Mecurio (numerous appearances on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”). Meanwhile, Jan. 4 will see the debut of Roar! Comedy Club in the Armory at MGM Springfield, which John Tobin Presents will produce and book shows for. Comedian Roy Wood Jr. opens.

Among other comedy clubs John Tobin Presents also operates and books are Laugh Boston and Nick’s Comedy Stop in Boston, and The Comedy Scene at Patriot Place in Foxboro.

At WooHaHa! in the Grid District the 130-seat comedy club will be alongside the new Revolution Pie + Pint and Craft Table & Bar.

Read the full article here.

Brew Beer Garden in Grid District to open Friday

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Article in the WBJournalThe Brew Beer Garden, the long anticipated beer garden in the Grid District, has released its list of 40 beers on tap as it ramps up for its Friday opening.

The beer is sourced from all over the world, but only one – Hopulence from Shrewsbury Street’s Wormtown Brewery – comes from Worcester. None of the three other operating breweries in the city have a beer at the city’s newest beverage spot.

Of the 40 beers, 14 are brewed in the state. Framingham brewery Jack’s Abby Brewing Co. is the only other Central Massachusetts brewer to have a spot on the list with its Hoponius Union IPL.

The beer garden plans to be open from spring to fall and include live music, a house DJ and a dance floor.The Brew Beer Garden, which replaces a former cinema at 64-66 Franklin St., will have a partly-covered outdoor terrace that’s slated to be open three seasons of the year, thanks to fire pits and heaters.